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Love Stories

Love is in the air, with unforgettable characters and love stories from two of today’s most celebrated and groundbreaking YA novelists, both of whom are seeing their work translated into film on the big screen. In Mason Deaver’s heartbreaking…
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Girl Stories

Love, family, suspense, glamor and female friendship abound in the work of these authors, all of whom explore the inner and outer worlds of girls with sensitivity, humor, and their own unforgettable voices. In Aya de León’s Untraceable, the…
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Native Voices: Essayists from the 2024 Graton Writing Project part 1

We’re thrilled to once again present the talented youth of the Graton Writing Project, a series of writing workshops for middle-and high-school Native students from Sonoma, California, that culminates in a published anthology of their work.…
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Emotional Life of Boys

It’s never too early to encourage and nurture our boys to get in touch with and express their emotions in constructive, effective ways. Art and creativity are wonderful tools to access, model, and talk about emotions in a way that makes…
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Flash Fiction

As the director of the hugely popular worldwide phenomenon National Novel Writing Month, Grant Faulkner knows a thing or two about making creative writing irresistible and accessible for aspiring writers of all ages—including the 100,000 youth…
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Cinnamongirl: Write Your Story

We’re proud to once again feature the remarkable young women of Cinnamongirl, a transformative Oakland-based program that empowers, guides, and nurtures the creativity and leadership of Black girls. Write Your Story, now in its fourth year,…
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Dark teen storytelling

Sometimes, the darkness can illuminate the imagination—especially in these beautifully wrought novels for teen readers. New York Times bestselling author Traci Chee’s gut-wrenching fantasy Kindling tells the tale of postwar “kindlings,”…
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Grimes & Threets: The Super Duo you didn’t know you needed

Get ready for the powerhouse super-duo of Grimes and Threets. This exciting session brings together New York Times bestselling author and poet Nikki Grimes (A Walk in the Woods), who was inducted into the Black Authors Hall of Fame in 2023…
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Graphic Novel Escapades for Everyone

Get a bird’s-eye view into the creativity, imagination, and process of some of the most acclaimed authors working in the hottest and fastest-growing literary genre today: the graphic novel/memoir. Since 2019, sales of graphic novels have jumped…