April 2016 | Norma Hinkens

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Who’s Your Dystopian Fashion Twin?

High Fashion in Dystopian Times Dystopian novels might take place in post-apocalyptic worlds, but the revolutionary heroines of these powerful novels are not living in a post-fashion era. A whole new world means new rules for politics, social classes, romance, and dystopian fashion too. You might be fighting the powers that be in a head-to-toe ball gown, […]

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Celebrate Libraries with Library-Themed YA Novels

  • April 21, 2016

National Library Week National Library Week runs in the middle of April making this month a great time to celebrate libraries. Teen gaming nights and midnight release parties for popular books, movies, and TV are just some of the fun activities offered by youth services librarians around the country. For many of us, libraries are […]

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4 YA Verse Novelists for National Poetry Month

  • April 14, 2016

April is National Poetry Month Which makes it a good time to check out the poetry section of the bookstore or library. You’ll find some favorite poets on many shelves—gifted wordsmiths like Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, and Adrienne Rich—dogeared copies complete with marginalia. But some of the best poets aren’t shelved as poetry: they’re shelved as young […]

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5 Fierce YA Novels to Watch for in Spring 2016

  • April 7, 2016
Spring reads

Spring is officially here, which means it’s time for us bookworms to crawl out from our cozy reading nooks by the fireplace and start basking in the warm glow of the sun in a hammock somewhere. Because that’s what we do! This spring in particular there is a bouquet of books to choose from with April being the month that kicks […]

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