May 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Book Review: Meet Cute by various authors

Publisher’s description Stories by: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Nina LaCour, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is […]

Book Review: Welcome Home edited by Eric Smith

Publisher’s description Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across […]

Nova Ren Suma and Emily X.R. Pan Launch a Platform for YA Short Stories

The YA authors and editors-in-chief of FORESHADOW: A Serial YA Anthology share what inspired this new venture and their future plans.

“Know-Nonsense” Guides to Honing Writing Skills

Writing inspiration from the likes of Jack Gantos and Patricia Reilly Giff awaits middle graders.

13 Must-Read Titles for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with novels and works of nonfiction that highlight the Asian American experience.

Familiar Faces: Adult Books 4 Teens’ Favorites

This week, we explore a motley crew of fan favorites, from Alex Award winners to a legendary editor and more.

Flying Lessons and Other Stories

Flying Lessons and Other Stories Edited by Ellen Oh Published in 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers ISBN: 978-1-101-93459-3 Grades 4-6     Book Review  Don’t we all have “milk-snorting-out-of-your-nose…listen-to-how-cool-and-awesome-we-are…come-close-so-we-can-whisper-in-your-ear” stories? In this groundbreaking anthology, published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books and edited by its co-founder Ellen Oh, are ten stories by […]

Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh | SLJ Review

OH, Ellen, ed. Flying Lessons & Other Stories. 240p. Crown. Jan. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781101934593.

Gr 4-6 –This anthology, published in partnership with We Need Diverse Books, presents 10 short stories from a stellar list of authors: Kwame Alexander, Matt de la Peña, Jacqueline Woodson, Soman Chainani, Grace Lin, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Federle, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, and Kelly Baptist. De la Peña’s linguistically grooving basketball story will have readers swaying in their seats. Verbal roadblocks are […]

Spine-Tingling Stories for Older Readers

Spellbinding, shocking, and satisfyingly spooky, creepy tales will rivet readers and raise goose bumps galore. They can also be shared in secondary classrooms to introduce and explore basic short story elements, discuss narrative voice, and analyze point of view.