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Diversify Your Shelves ~ "Fanning The Embers Of Fact Into Fiery Fiction"

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FANNING THE EMBERS OF FACT INTO FIERY FICTION: How & Why I Write Historical YA Books Contributed By Guadalupe Garcia McCall   Historical fiction has always fascinated me. As a young reader, I remember sitting on a cushy winged-chair in a quiet, sunlit corner of the Eagle Pass Public Library getting...
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Diversify Your Shelves--Ruse Cover Reveal!

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I am beyond thrilled to share the  RUSE  cover with you!! The cover art is by Jason Chan, and as much as I loved the  WANT  cover, I think my adoration of  RUSE  matches that!! Jason is an incredible artist, and I feel so lucky!! I think what I love most...
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Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Cindy Pon (Want), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with  Cindy Pon (Want )   as part of YABC's Teen Read Week! Read on for more about Cindy, her novel, plus a giveaway!       Meet  Cindy Pon !   Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow), which was named one of the Top...
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"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Monday, 23 October 2017 16:47
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My favorite book was Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier, her books got me into fantasy ??
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:30
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When I was a teen, I loved the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce!
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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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Featured Review: Want by Cindy Pon

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About This Book: From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city. Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives....
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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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Spotlight on Want by Cindy Pon, Plus Pre-Order & Giveaway!

Spotlight on Want by Cindy Pon, Plus Pre-Order & Giveaway!






  Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the...
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I'm in love with the cover and the synopsis.
Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:57
John
The cover is cool and I very much liked the synopsis!
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Maggie
This is the kind of cover that should be facing out on a bookshelf. It's absolutely stunning. The synopsis was great as well!... Read More
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Diversify Your Shelves--January 4, 2016

Diversify Your Shelves--January 4, 2016
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    On the Freedom of the Borderlands  by Shannon Gibney     One humid August afternoon many years ago, a 12­ year ­old girl huddled in the corner of a staircase, weeping. She was waiting for her parents to come home and comfort her, although she didn’t know if they...
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Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon (US & Canada Only)

Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon (US & Canada Only)
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Serpentine by Cindy Pon Release Date: September 8, 2015   About the Book Lush with details from Chinese folklore, SERPENTINE tells the coming of age story of Skybright, a young girl who worries about her growing otherness. As she turns sixteen, Skybright notices troubling changes. By day, she is a companion...
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Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Pre-Order and Giveaway: Serpentine by Cindy Pon
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Today we are happy to be part of the pre-order and giveaway opportunity for Cindy Pon's novel  Serpentine !  You can find a message and more information below!   Meet Cindy. Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix, named one of the top ten fantasy novels for youth by Booklist....
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