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12 Weeks of Contemporary – Lexa Hillyer — Paper Lantern Lit

Cool Stuff! Welcome to 12 Weeks of Contemporary, where we highlight our favorite contemporary authors and their books here on our blog and on Instagram! Today we have Lexa Hillyer! And the PROOF OF FOREVER ebook is only $1.99! What inspires you about contemporary YA? It’s an area that’s just exploding with incredible talent, a … Continue reading


Frankie 4-

“What can I do?” Frankie said. “You have to continue your father’s work.” Ian said. “But, I’m in high school.” “And?” “I just want to have fun…I’m tired of being the strong one…It’s always me.” “Well, you can continue his work or you can be like everybody else and be clueless.” “But I’m fifteen.  What … Continue reading

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Frankie 3- Finding the Truth

When she arrives home she feel strange.  Like when her Dad died.  Something’s out of place.  She needs answers.  What happened to Amy?  Why was she in school? Who is Ian? Her head is starting to hurt again.  She’s not sure what’s going one but Granny is right, the eclipse is making things weird. I … Continue reading

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Celebrating Pura Belpré Award Winners: Spotlight on Julia Alvarez — Latinxs in Kid Lit

This is great news! The Pura Belpré Awards turns 20 this year! The milestone will be marked on Sunday, June 26, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. during the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. According to the award’s site, the celebration will feature speeches by the 2016 Pura Belpré award-winning authors and illustrators, book signings, light snacks, … Continue reading