April 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Book Review: P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy

Publisher’s description A heartbreaking—yet ultimately uplifting—epistolary novel about family, religion, and having the courage to be yourself.   Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister, Cilla, away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. Forbidden from speaking to Cilla, Evie […]

Book Review: Girls Like Me by Nina Packebush

When I’m reviewing books for professional publications, I stay quiet about them on social media. I’m always really excited once a review comes out to be able to talk about the book, finally! Here’s one of my most recent reviews, which originally appeared in the December 2017  School Library Journal Xpress Reviews.   PACKEBUSH, Nina. Girls Like Me. 204p. Bedazzled Ink. Nov. 2017. […]

Friday Finds – January 6, 2017

Hello TLTers. Today Friday Finds is being brought to you by me, Karen, because Robin Willis is at a training session on food insecurity and some other youth related issues. I’m sure she’ll be sharing what she learned soon in an upcoming post. So here are this weeks Friday Finds. TLT this Week What’s In […]

Teen Pregnancy Rate Influenced by ’16 and Pregnant’ TV Show

Think reality shows are nothing but a bad influence on viewers? Think again. A new report from the National Bureau of Economic Research links a decline in teen pregnancy rates to the MTV show 16 and Pregnant.