Featured Article

Your role in shaping the next generation

December 3, 2014

Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, librarians, friends and community leaders all play a role in literacy. And so do writers. That last group – the writers – is the topic for this issue. If you’ve written a children’s book, middle grade book or YA book – or if you want to – you’ve come to the right place.

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Featured Article

Jacqueline Woodson’s Windows

December 2, 2014

Multi-genre author Jacqueline Woodson garners the energy of history and her own childhood to shape stories for young readers.

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Featured Article

Up to kids

December 2, 2014

Teen readers don’t need neon lights. They need a story. Just like adults.

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Writing Prompts

A Shopping Dilemma

December 12, 2014

You’re next in line after waiting 15 minutes. Holiday music is blaring, the parking lot is a mess, it’s starting to snow, and the cashier at one of the two open registers has just gone on break.  The person behind you, arms full of items, a wailing child at his/her side, taps you on the shoulder. Let the scene play out, driven by dialogue …

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