5 Diverse YA Books…Straight from History, Straight from the Headlines

#WeNeedDiverseBooks We need to see ourselves in books… We need to know we are not alone… We need to teach tolerance & acceptance… We need to learn about each other without prejudice… We need to seek understanding…     Out Of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez “This is East Texas, and there’s lines. Lines you […]

The Growing Diversity in YA Novels! #IReadYA #WeNeedDiverseBooks

In the past few years, we have seen a growing trend in diverse YA novels.Β  We are seeing more and more books written about people with different backgrounds, ethnicity, cultures BY writers of diverse backgrounds, ethnicity, cultures and it’s ABOUT TIME! Here are a few Diverse books, rich with culture that I have really enjoyed. […]

Margie’s Young Adult Must Reads of 2014

As a High School Librarian, I get to read so many amazing Young Adult Novels throughout the school year. Hundreds of books cross my desk each year, many catch my eye, if only the job of a librarian was to read all day I would put these titles away like a champ!Β  But believe it […]