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Bookstagrammer of the Month: Kristen of @myfriendsarefiction

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Welcome to our  new monthly special feature post,  Bookstagrammer Of The Month ! Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer  (Book lover/photographer on Instagram) who will share with us a bit of their experience about the Bookstagram community!   Introducing  Kristen of @myfriendsarefiction,  YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!     Kristen...
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ July 2017

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway.  ...
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Olivia F
I love the covers for "The Color Project" and "First We Were IV"!
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 09:12
Tiffany Engler
I love the cover for Little Monsters!
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:11
KM
The Color Project is beautiful!
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 14:19
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Diversify Your Shelves: "Beyond Diversity--Can I Be Wonder Woman?"

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Beyond Diversity— “Can I be Wonder Woman?” By Imani Josey   I don’t have a daughter yet, but if I did, I would have taken her to see Wonder Woman . And I’m sure she would have been enamored as much as I was. It’s also safe to assume she’d be...
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AW TEEN SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2017

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  Who: Everyone who loves reading YA! What: Read  any  AW Teen title (click  here  for a full list) and review it anywhere (your blog, Instagram, YouTube—wherever!). Reviews from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 will be accepted. Yep, even older reviews! When: June 15 th —August 31 st ,...
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YABC's Blogger Of The Month ~ Sarah (The YA Book Traveler)

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Welcome to YABC's monthly special feature post, Blogger Of The Month!! Each month YABC will be interviewing a different blogger and highlight all of their hard work within the blogging community!!       Introducing  Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler,  YABC's Blogger Of The Month!! Sarah is an avid reader...
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Bookstagrammer of the Month ~ Lori of @loriimagination

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Welcome to our monthly special feature post, Bookstagrammer Of The Month ! Each month we will be interviewing a different Bookstagrammer (Instagram for book lovers) who will share with us a bit of their experience about the Bookstagram community!     Introducing Lori of @loriimagination , YABC's Bookstagrammer of the Month!!...
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Headspace: 10 Years of Mental Health in YA Books

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For over the past 10 years, books featuring mental health have become more popular. This is a good thing. It informs people about the dangers of it also caused the topic to be more spoken about. I’ve made a list of 10 YA books from the past 10 years that shows...
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YABC Favorite Covers Of The Month & Giveaway ~ June 2017

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Hey everyone! Welcome to YABC's  Favorite Covers of the Month  poll and giveaway!! Each month we will be featuring the covers from all the new releases for the current month and will be offering a giveaway from our prize shelf! Everyone who participates in the poll can enter the giveaway. Check...
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John
The best June 2017 cover was that for "The Gentleman's Guide To Vice and Virtue."
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 16:29
Dianna G.
The Suffering Tree is my favorite book cover.
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 12:16
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Diversify Your Shelves: "Reclaiming Taipei with Want"

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  Even before there was  Ghost in the Shell , there was  LUCY . Admittedly, it was pretty much agreed that  LUCY  was a crappy movie all round, but I only had to suffer the trailer to know that it was not for me. It opens with ScarJo kidnapped by Taiwanese...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Melissa A. Craven, Indie Manager, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author   Best books for first time authors   One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is how did I get started? How did I even know where to begin? Easy answer...
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