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Diversify Your Shelves--"Necessary, Powerful, and True: Diversity in Science Fiction"

Diversify Your Shelves--"Necessary, Powerful, and True: Diversity in Science Fiction"



Necessary, Powerful, and True: Diversity in Science Fiction--Karen Bao Imagine this: a hundred years from now, New York and Shanghai are underwater. Climate change and sea level rise have utterly swamped them and other lowland cities. Governments across the world beg their brightest scientists to save humanity from the mistakes they...
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Featured Review: Forever Blue by Abby Wilder

Featured Review: Forever Blue by Abby Wilder
  About This Book:    "I broke the surface and gulped in air, running my hands over my face to push the water away. A raindrop splattered on my cheek. He did not rise. Seven more raindrops in quick succession splattered against my skin. And still, he did not rise. The...
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It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Wait For Me by Caroline Leech + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Wait For Me by Caroline Leech + Giveaway (US/Canada)


Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the new cover reveal for WAIT FOR ME by Caroline Leech, releasing January 31 , 2017 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Caroline : I am thrilled to be able to share with you the beautiful...
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Linda Romer
Wait for me sounds like a great story, I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you I love the cover!
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:18
Kara S
I don't find the cover at all interesting, but the setting -- both the time and the place -- is a significant draw for me. I thin... Read More
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 19:51
Evie
This is such a neat concept and I can't wait to read it!
Thursday, 23 June 2016 08:07
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Featured Review: Change Places With Me by Lois Metzler

Featured Review: Change Places With Me by Lois Metzler
About this book:   Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was a little different. Her clothes and her hair don’t suit her anymore. The dogs who live...
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Giveaway: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (US Only)

Giveaway: Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (US Only)

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart Release Date: May 3, 2016 Publisher: Delacorte Press   About the Book Award-winning author Donna Gephart crafts a compelling dual narrative about two remarkable young people. Lily and Dunkin's powerful story will shred your heart, then stitch it back together with kindness, humor, bravery, and...
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Lily Ruan
The cover is really cute. It makes me think of the song kids used to sing. __ and __ sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G The synopsis... Read More
Friday, 17 June 2016 16:22
Clarissa
Ahh, I need to read this book. The cover is adorable. This book sounds amazing! I love reading books that portray LGBT+ and mental... Read More
Sunday, 19 June 2016 22:37
Bhavya T.
The cover is really nice! The synopsis has me really intrigued! It's rare to see lgbtia+ & mental illness talked about in MG books... Read More
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:42
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Giveaway: The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

Giveaway: The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn

The Darkest Lie by Pintip Dunn Release Date: June 28, 2016 Publisher: Kensington   About the Book Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been...
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Lily Ruan
The cover looks mysterious and I think the synopsis is very interesting. It makes me really want to read it.
Friday, 17 June 2016 16:26
Kara S
I am super-psyched to read this new release! Thanks, Kara S
Saturday, 18 June 2016 17:22
Clarissa
I really like the cover. It looks perfect for the story. This sounds really good!
Sunday, 19 June 2016 22:22
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Author Chat with Gwenda Bond, (Girl In The Shadows), Excerpt + Plus Giveaway!

Author Chat with Gwenda Bond, (Girl In The Shadows), Excerpt + Plus Giveaway!
Girl In The Shadows


  Today we're excited to chat with Gwenda Bond ,  author of Girl In The Shadows !  Below  you'll find  our interview, an excerpt from Girl In The Shadows ,  plus a  giveaway !       YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book? I’ve always loved stage...
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Cynde Hammond
Hi, Gwenda. This site crashed while I was trying to post my first comment here, so I don't know what will happen this time... He... Read More
Friday, 17 June 2016 17:57
Kara S
This story features and exciting setting, an engaging protagonist, and I enjoyed what I've read of it! Cheers, Kara S
Saturday, 18 June 2016 17:12
Linda Romer
Girl in the shadows sounds great, I would enjoy reading this book. I would like to recommend The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallis... Read More
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 21:21
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Story Starters: Mapped Out

Story Starters: Mapped Out
Hello, and welcome to the second week of our Story Starters posts! Each week we will be bringing you something to inspire your writing!  Here's how our STORY STARTER CHALLENGE will work:  -For the first three weeks of each month, we will be posting a writing prompt. -Feel inspired by our...
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Featured Review: How It Feels To Fly by Kathryn Holmes

Featured Review: How It Feels To Fly by Kathryn Holmes
  About This Book:    The movement is all that matters. For as long as Samantha can remember, she’s wanted to be a professional ballerina. She’s lived for perfect pirouettes, sky-high extensions, and soaring leaps across the stage. Then her body betrayed her. The change was gradual. Stealthy. Failed diets. Disapproving...
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FINDING DORY - Drive Through Movie Review

FINDING DORY - Drive Through Movie Review

*********** NO SPOILERS *************** The Nerd Riders, Kristin and Clint, caught a sneak peek of FINDING DORY and are here to give you their thoughts on the movie.  What is your favorite animated film? 
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