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Writing Prompts and Story Starters for Spring

Grab your notebook or laptop and head outside to let your creativity shine through. Here are some spring-inspired writing prompts and story starters to help you get going.

What to Read While You're Waiting for The Sun Is Also a Star Movie

With the film adaptation of The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon hitting theaters on May 17, now is the perfect time to read (or reread) the book.

Advice on Life and Politics from the Women of Yes She Can

Yes She Can features inspiring accounts written by ten staffers who joined the Obama Administration to try to make a difference in the world. Check out some of their advice here!

New Books: April 2019

April showers bring new books for our shelves! Check out our picks for the month including the new novel by Kathleen Glasgow.

Start Reading How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

This book will most likely make you cry, and will most definitely make you feel the feels. Start reading today! 

Author Jeff Zentner Reveals the “Mother of Imagination”

Want to get better at writing? Get bored! In this essay, author Jeff Zentner reveals the “mother of imagination” and shares Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee’s strange origin story.

Finding and Redefining Yourself: YA Books About Tapping Into Your Inner Strength

Whether you’re going through a tough time yourself or just love to read with a box of tissues by your side, you’ll love these books about tapping inner strength!

Quirky Love Stories for the Misfit in All of Us

At one point in our lives, we’ve all felt like misfits. These YA novels remind us that every weirdo deserves an amazing love story.

Author Brandon Sanderson’s Process and Advice for Writing Fierce Characters

I’m always looking for a new direction to take in talking about writing...

Meet the Captain Marvels of YA!

Grab your cape, because the Captain Marvel movie will get you pumped about female superheroes, and it’s about time. This film has us obsessing over books about kickass characters who aren’t afraid to take on the world. . .

Q&A with Erika Sánchez, Author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Check out this Q&A with author Erika Sánchez, where she tells us more about her inspiration, what it means to be a "perfect Mexican daughter," and why she wanted to write this important book.

New Books: March 2019

Can we all agree that March feels like the longest month and that the only way to survive all 31 million days is to read more books? Ok great, check out our picks for March!

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