Yes, young adult books can be powerful, compelling and entertaining. The Hate U Give is just that. It's also one of the rare books I would classify as "illuminating," maybe even "life-changing." Here is why anyone who wants to understand others should read it...
It's Mother's Day! Let's celebrate moms by highlighting the good, the questionable and the downright murderous mom's in literature!
When visiting Colonial Williamsburg, you talk a lot about dead people. You even meet them on the street. But, those are actors not ghosts. To see the real ghosts you have to go ghost hunting for the hauntings...
As part of my Traveling with The Travelers: Spring Break Edition, I thought I might try something new and different. Here's a day in our travels from the viewpoint of my book "The Travelers" in a graphic novel style. This may be cool or weird. I'm not sure yet. At the very least it's experimental.
New Jersey is often overshadowed by its neighbor, New York. However, the times are changing in many ways and cities in New Jersey are now making Manhattan and other NYC boroughs work for their "cool" status. How do you know if a Jersey city is cool? Well, like everywhere else, just take a look at it's bookstore.
It's day 1 of Traveling with the Travelers: Spring Break Edition and we've arrived in Northern New Jersey. To honor my former home, here are some famous authors you might not realize are from the Garden State.
It's Spring Break and we've got a road trip planned. That's a perfect opportunity to create a road trip book "mix tape".