With the U.S. presidential race fully underway, most Americans are familiar with the highest-polling candidates—the Hillary Clintons, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trumps of the world. But few people seem aware that nine YA books are also running for the nation’s highest office. Sadly ignored as candidates by the mainstream media, these books all boast growing readerships and large […]
The power of poetry? The rhythm, the pacing, the language, the narrative—the storytelling, layered with meaning and subtext and suggestion. We’ve seen it celebrated recently with the success of award winners like Brown Girl Dreaming and The Crossover, two astounding books that also happened to be diverse reads. But they’re hardly the only ones on that list. So just […]
Something incredible happens when a story is told in verse. Poetry carries its emotional heart to the front and center, telling a tale with fewer words than most authors can manage. When combined with narratives about a woman’s experience, this emotional heart becomes a one-two punch of raw emotion and exquisite storytelling. These YA verse […]
These days, the times can feel dark. Literally, possibly, depending on what latitude you live on, but also figuratively. Feeling discouraged? These books will help keep you informed, knowledgeable, and invested in the things that matter most in today’s fast-paced, vitriolic, newsy world—and help keep the negativity to a minimum by doing so.