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Someone I Used to Know Spotlight Tour

Someone I Used to Know Spotlight Tour

From the award-winning author of Some Boys comes an unflinching examination of rape culture that delves into a family torn apart by sexual assault.  It’s been two years since the night that changed Ashley’s life. Two years since she was raped by her brother’s teammate. And a year since she sat in a court and watched as … Continue reading

Behind Closed Doors – Guest Post by Miriam Halahmy

Behind Closed Doors – Guest Post by Miriam Halahmy

Guest Post by Miriam Halahmy  My new novel, Behind Closed Doors, (Firefly Press, July 2018) deals with the growing problem of teenage homelessness. According to the Joseph Rowntree Association, around 75,000 young people contact homeless services each year. The main trigger for youth homelessness is relationship breakdown. Young people are so vulnerable on the streets … Continue reading

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost … Continue reading

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things #BlogTour

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things #BlogTour

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call – and a horrifying allegation – about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine … Continue reading

Reasons to read… My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 (Otouto no Otto) by Gengoroh Tagame & Anne Ishii (Translator)

Reasons to read… My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 (Otouto no Otto) by Gengoroh Tagame & Anne Ishii (Translator)

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore … Continue reading

Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Second Best Friend by Non Pratt

Jade and Becky are best friends, but when Jade’s ex-boyfriend lets on that everyone thinks Becky is the better of the two, Jade finds herself noticing just how often she comes second to her best friend. There’s nothing Jade is better at than Becky. So when Jade is voted in as Party Leader ahead of … Continue reading

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

THERE’S SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS TOWN… Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the … Continue reading

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

South Africa is loud. Listen. Do you hear the song and dance of it? The chorus of Khayelitsha life? Every voice is different, its pitch and tone and intonation as distinct as the words we choose and how we wrap our mouths around them. But everybody has a voice, and everybody sings… Fifteen year old … Continue reading

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley

Enter the world of Louise Coulson through her notes on her family, school and friends. Lou is thirteen years old, a perceptive and observant outsider, somewhere on the autism spectrum. She takes notes as if she were holding a film camera silently fixed on a world that tends to ignore her. Meet her dad who … Continue reading