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Book List

11 Noteworthy Nonfiction YA Books

by Diego Molano Rodriguez

I love reading nonfiction books. A well-told factual account of a historical or personal event can rival even the most inventive fictional story. These are my favorite nonfiction books that I think everyone should read! 11 Noteworthy Nonfiction YA Books! 1.  Limitless by Leah Tinari In the spirit of She Persisted, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, and Rad […]

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Author Guest Post

Behind the Book: One Cut

by Eve Porinchak

Micah Holland was just fifteen years old, and had not yet reached puberty, when life as he knew it changed forever. Curled up in a sleeping bag on the floor at his friend Brandon’s house, he was jarred awake at three in the morning by a group of police officers waving guns in his face. […]

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General

Like The Outsiders? Try This!

by Danielle Finnegan

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was hands down the best book I was forced to read in school. School districts have a tendency to pick perpetually boring books but The Outsiders is INTENSE. I distinctly remember reading it in 8th grade. Since it was 8th grade, English was only 40 minutes long and we would […]

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Reasons to Read

5 Reasons To Read One Cut

by Casey Nugent

On May 22nd, 1995, sixteen-year-old Jimmy Farris and seventeen-year-old Mike McLoren were hanging out outside Mike’s backyard fort, when four boys hopped a fence and approached them. Within minutes a fight broke out — during which both Jimmy and Mike were stabbed, with Jimmy eventually dying of his wounds. The four boys who hopped the […]

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General

True Crime Stories to Keep You Up at Night

by Diego Molano Rodriguez

Last week marked the premiere of the new SIMON TRUE series, a non-fiction YA series easily summed up by the series tagline: “Real stories. Real teens. Real crimes.” The series launched with two titles, each equally riveting true stories: Deep Water, in which a Coronado swim team is recruited by an old coach for drug runs […]

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