Many teenagers do not seem to read much. They are busy with their video games and homework, and rarely do we find that exceptional teenager who enjoys the company of a good book. Much of this is due to the author’s inability to capture their attention and hold it for the entirety of the book. [...]
With the ultimate goal of getting young people to read and appreciate literature, many hundreds of books have been written over the centuries. The key to a great children’s book is making it interesting for your target audience. What would hold a four year-old in rapt attention would bore the teen reader. Likewise, as with [...]
A wonderful tale about a torn Orange Dress searching for alterations to fix her dress complications. This story will teach children about knowing your own self worth, taking action and the search for help when all the odds are against you. This story confirms the importance of pressing forward and never giving up even when you have been rejected more [...]
In November of 2009, I had just entered into what can be called adulthood, and now at the tender age of 21, I’m still catching up with the wonderful world of ‘young adult’ books. I’ve read “Twilight” and “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer, and the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, and even some lesser [...]
Families most affected by war can be those of soldiers as well of those of innocent civilians. Jerilyn Marler’s “Lily Hates Goodbyes” is illustrated by Nathan Stoltenberg.