Running Away to Home by Lita Hooper

RATH COVER NEW Turquoisein TektonPro textureeHow do you find your way home when your home no longer exists? For 17-year old twin sisters Sammy and Ronnie and their father, Willis, the answer to that question becomes a life raft when they are displaced after Hurricane Katrina.

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Why We Need Diversity in YA Literature

As we close this out “I read YA” week, guest blogger Curtis L. Crisler explains why there’s still a great disparity when it comes to YA books for young black male readers. Crisler’s bestselling Dreamist: a mixed genre novel, is geared towards today’s youth, a unique genre-bending narrative of the life of one remarkable young man, Charles Malik Jacobs.

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