Shadowshaper

Older, D. J. (2016). Shadowshaper. New York, NY: Scholastic I chose Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older because it reminded me of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, which has been extremely popular with teens (and adults) for a number of years now. Here is a teenage girl in Brooklyn who discovers that her family is part … Continue reading Shadowshaper

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Publisher Profile: Blink Young Adult Books

Blink Young Adult Books http://blinkyabooks.com/ Blink Young Adult Books is an imprint of Zondervan, which is a division of HarperCollins Publishing. It started in 2013 and prides itself on publishing "clean" Young Adult fiction and nonfiction. It explains that "clean" means that there is no cursing, drinking, sex, and only violence when its absolutely necessary. … Continue reading Publisher Profile: Blink Young Adult Books

Notes on Teens and Tweens and Who Creates the Popular Scene

Being a teenager today in this technological age is very different from growing up in our generation, and school curricula should reflect that. (Haddix, Garcia, and Price-Dennis, 2017) There is an interesting connection between feminism and tweens and it can sometimes be problematic to assume that tween girls are manipulated by marketers and commercialism because … Continue reading Notes on Teens and Tweens and Who Creates the Popular Scene