February 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Morris Nominations

YALSA’s Morris Award (technically the William C. Morris Debut Award) is a great showcase of strong new voices in the YA literature field. Often there are a few books we have had on our speculation list that end up being Morris finalists, because good writing is good writing. And, of course, sometimes the best writing […]

Pick of the Day: The Scar Boys

If Brent Runyon’s The Burn Journals (Knopf, 2004) and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Pocket Books, 1999) could be melded into a single work, it might be this one.

Teens Review ‘Palace of Spies’, ‘The Scar Boys’ | Book Reviews

Sarah Zettel continues to turn out the hits for teen readers, and Palace of Spies is no exception. The Scar Boys is partly based on author’s Len Vlahos’s own experience playing in a punk band in high school, while learning how to become a good friend.