YA novels About belongingOctober 15, 2016 – 03:26 pm

YA novels About belonging

There’s nothing better than a great book, except, of course, two great books. And even better than that is two books that belong together, and are just better experienced when read side by side. So in the spirit of helping you plan your reading weekend, here are 6 YAs that should be read one after the other. For the Social Media Addicted First:, by Lauren Myracle Then:, by Lindsey Leavitt For better or worse, entire social lives can now be carried…

YA novels About musicSeptember 29, 2016 – 02:31 pm

YA novels About music

We made you a literary mix tape because we have a huge crush on you. Inspired by PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD, the debut novel by Michelle Falkoff, this list is comprised of YA books that heavily feature music and playlists. In PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD, each chapter begins with a song from a tragic playlist, left behind as a suicide note, saying: listen and you’ll understand. But, the variety of this list reminds us that music can express a whole range of emotions—from…

YA novels About disabilitiesSeptember 9, 2016 – 01:07 pm

YA novels About disabilities

When author Cammie McGovern’s oldest son was diagnosed with autism, she looked for an outlet where he could be with other children with similar difficulties. That led her to form the group “Whole Children, ” an after-school and weekend program for children with disabilities. “Having been surrounded by all these terrific teens with disabilities and seeing how much they wanted relationships and love as much as their typically developing peers, it felt…

WWI novels for kidsSeptember 5, 2016 – 01:03 pm

WWI novels for kids

World War I, also known as the Great War, began in 1914 and lasted through most of 1918. But, it’s one of the U.S.’s forgotten wars–perhaps because we were involved for a much shorter time than other nations (we didn’t join the fighting until 1917), we didn’t suffer as horribly as much of the world (no battles on our homeland), and the causes were complicated and ending messy. There aren’t many children’s books in the U.S. about this war. In fact…

Urdu novels online Umera AhmedAugust 25, 2016 – 01:25 am

Urdu novels online Umera Ahmed

Download or read online another beautiful Urdu romantic novel Iman Umeed Aur Mohabbat by Umera Ahmed (Faith, Hope and Love) and enjoy a distinguished Urdu story. Iman Umeed Aur Mohabbat novel is authored by Umera Ahmed, she is a very popular Urdu writer, short and long Urdu stories writer, screenwriter, drama script writer and one of the most famous Urdu novelist in Pakistan. Umera Ahmed s novels are not only read inside Pakistan but also in India…

Utopian novels for Young AdultsAugust 21, 2016 – 01:13 am

Utopian novels for Young Adults

Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults (review) In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Children s Literature and Culture series from Routledge, edited by lack Zipes, is known for its excellent and tightly-focused critical volumes, and Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adults is a fine addition to that series. This volume features a foreword by Zipes, a substantial and thoroughly-documented…

Visual novels with an ESRB RatingAugust 13, 2016 – 12:53 am

Visual novels with an ESRB Rating

Popular video game streaming service (and Amazon subsidiary) Twitch has updated its rules of conduct to prohibit the streaming of games rated AO (Adults Only) by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Simply put, AO games are not welcome on Twitch,the site said in an official blog post. The update is a clarification of previous game-specific bans Twitch placed on streaming of titles that featured overtly sexual content or gratuitous violence…