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book review: Dorothy Must Die

April 25, 2016

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title: Dorothy Must Die author: Danielle Paige date: Harper, 2014 main character: Amy Gumm young adult fiction   We all cheered for Dorothy to find the Wizard and make her way back home to Kansas. We loved Glinda’s sparkle and the shine of the yellow brick road, but sometimes too much ‘good’ just isn’t all […]

Writers on Writing: Malinda Lo/Serials and Series

February 9, 2016

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  Continuing a story over several books is serializing that story. Books that share a common setting, story arc or characters is a series. A series would books such as Nancy Drew, Border Town and The Babysitters Club while serialized fiction would include The Goddess Wars, Legend and Dorothy Must Die. Despite these technical differences, […]

From the Heartland: Kevin Waltman

August 2, 2014

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My recent interview with Crystal Allen got me wondering who are the Indiana authors who write about teens of color? This is an important question when you consider how many YA books are set in NYC. Teens in Indiana , or any state, benefit from stories set where they live because setting can provide one […]

review: Feral Nights

July 7, 2014

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title: Feral Nights author: Cynthia Leitich Smith date: Candlewick; 2013 main character: Yoshi Kitihara Yoshi is a high school senior being raised by his grandmother in Oklahoma well, until grams catches him with this girl he brought home for the night. Gram has a strict “No Company Allowed” policy that she enforces with a shotgun. […]