February 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A Beloved YA Classic’s Transition to Graphic Novel Format

Author Laurie Halse Anderson and illustrator Emily Carroll describe the challenging yet richly rewarding experience of adapting Speak.

#YAAtoZ: Consent in YA, a guest post by author Sara Baysinger

Welcome to February, where we are discussing the letters C and D as part of the #YAAtoZ Project. Today we’re talking consent with author Sara Baysinger. For a complete look at the #YAAtoZ posts, go here. Consent. It’s a loaded word with crystal clear meaning, yet somehow the lines still get blurred for *certain* people […]

Puberty, Consent, and Sexuality: A Few New Titles

A year ago, I read 75 books about puberty and sexuality for a “Focus On” article for School Library Journal. You’re welcome.

What Does Consent Really Mean? by Pete Wallis & Thalia Wallis | SLJ Review

A deep discussion ensues, and the girls all draw from their experiences as they explore notions of consent and respect, eventually settling on some fundamental declarations.