By Olivia Mules Today we're pleased to welcome Karen Yin to the WNDB blog to discuss picture book So Not Ghoul!, illustrated by Bonnie Lui and out August 2, 2022! On her first day haunting a new school, all Mimi has to wear are old Chinese gowns from her … [Read more...] about Q&A With Karen Yin, So Not Ghoul!
By Maria Mayor Today we're pleased to welcome Maya MacGregor to the WNDB blog to discuss The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester, out May 3, 2022! Sam Sylvester has long collected stories of half-lived lives—of kids who died before they turned nineteen. Sam was almost one of those kids. … [Read more...] about Q&A With Maya MacGregor, The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester
The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian was released on February 15, 2022. Beth Kramer is a “townie” who returns to her sophomore year after having endured a year of tension with her roommate, Sarah. But Sarah Brunson knows there’s more to that story. Amanda Priya “Spence” Spencer is the … [Read more...] about Abdi Nazemian’s Chandler Legacies Is a Guiding Legacy for Kids
Content warning: Graphic mentions of suicide/self-harm and discussions of mental health, bullying, racism, and suicidal ideation By Rukhsana Khan When I was eleven, I nearly committed suicide. I’d said something so silly during sex ed. class, I thought my life was over. I remember it … [Read more...] about Why Fiction for Younger Readers Needs to Talk About Suicide