Angie Thomas Announces Third Novel, “Concrete Rose”

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Angie Thomas has announced on Twitter revealed the title of her upcoming third novel, Concrete Rose, a novel set 17 years before her bestselling hit, The Hate U Give: Continue reading “Angie Thomas Announces Third Novel, “Concrete Rose””

10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!

Hey there everyone! My name is Joe Pascullo, and I am a guest writer today on my pal Tabrizia’s blog! I’m a young adult librarian at the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library. And when I’m not there, I help out with the non-profit organization Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, as well as host the 2020-established podcast, Manga Monthly! Continue reading “10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!”

YA Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

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Credit: The Bookseller

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize. The book prize, launched in 2014, awards a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The prize is also run by the book trad magazine, The Bookseller, in partnership with the Hay Festival.

I was disappointed to not see the titles, All the Bad Apples, The Burning and The Exact Opposite of Okay but that does not escape the fact of the amazing nominations that we have here. I can’t wait to read all of them!

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Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and though most of us are stuck at home, that shouldn’t stop us from celebrating the strength and endurance that women bring to society. And reading great books is a great way to do that! So here are some YA book selections about fierce female characters by strong female (with some male) authors. Continue reading “Fierce Reads for Women’s History Month”

Quote of the Day – March 19, 2020

“I’m beginning to wonder that if, when we call a woman crazy, we should take a look at the man by her side, and guess at what he has done to drive her to insanity”

The Surface Breaks, Louise O’Neill

Books to Read This Month: March Edition

It is already the third month of the year…how far are you in your 2020 reading goal? Do you feel like you are in a reading slump? Don’t fret book lovers! I am here to tell you that you can still have an amazing reading year. And “spring cleaning” is the perfect time to start afresh! Let these following new releases be your perfect new start: Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: March Edition”

Books to Read This Month: February Edition

Valentines Day…Black History Month…Leap Year…for a short month, we have a lot to celebrate within it! So why not let’s pile it on more with these sizzling new releases that are coming your way:

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