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On Middle Grade and the Present Moment, a guest post by Anne Ursu

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Peachtree and Peachtree Teen Showcase: April through July 2024

An Open Dialogue: Highlights from ALA-GNCRT’s 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Children List, by Librarian Angela Frederick

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Take Five: New March Middle Grade Novels

Wednesday Books, Tor Teen, and Flatiron Showcase: May through August 2024

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Book Review: Unstuck by Barbara Dee

The 5 People You Meet on Deadline. Spoiler: All of them are you, a guest post by Ellen O’Clover

Book Review: Bunt!: Striking Out on Financial Aid by Ngozi Ukazu, Mad Rupert (Illustrator)

Over on The Yarn Podcast: Ruth Behar

Take Five: Realistic Middle Grade Graphic Novels

Book Review: Freshman Year by Sarah Mai

Exciting New Releases in Middle Grade and Young Adult Literature for 2024: A Must-Read List for Librarians and Educators, a guest post by Amanda Hunt

Romance for Logistical Headaches, a guest post by Edward Underhill

Take Five: Periods in Middle Grade Novels

To All the Queer People throughout History: A Love Letter Wrapped in a Sapphic Heist Fantasy Novel, a guest post by Jamie Pacton

How Hiking 310 Miles Helped Build a Novel—and Taught Me a Few Things About Writing Along the Way, a guest post by Erin Soderberg Downing

Holiday House and Pixel + Ink Showcase: January through June 2024

Take Five: Environmental Issues in Middle Grade Novels

An Author Answers The Question Everyone Asks, a guest post by Fred Bowen

25 Audiobooks for Black History Month and Beyond

Like a Prayer: Complexities of Faith in YA Fiction and Life, a guest post by Annie Cardi

Dory Fantasmagory LIVES on The Yarn Podcast

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Post-It Note Reviews: Quick Looks at New Books

Book Mail: Magic face paint, summer school, ghosts, spies, and more!

Take Five: Chronic Illness in Middle Grade Novels

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My Five Rules for Writing, a guest post by Tom Llewellyn

Take Five: Middle Grade Survival Stories

Book Review: Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston

YA Challenges in a Middle School Library, a guest post by Amanda Hunt (@thenextgenlibrarian)

Look Back to Go Forward: Our 2023 Year-in-Review Episode of The Yarn Podcast

Take Five: Illustrated Middle Grade Novels

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Themes of History and Self-Discovery in Ghost Roast, a guest post by Shawneé Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs

Being trans isn’t all “queer joy,” a guest post by Naomi Kanakia

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Our 200th Episode of The Yarn Podcast!

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The Weed Tour – A Diary of Travels, a guest post by Caitlin Donohue

Intergenerational contact and queer YA, a guest post by Hal Schrieve

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In Defense of the “Unlikable” Character, a guest post by Janet Sumner Johnson

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Post-It Reviews: Twelve Quick Reviews of Recent Releases

Imperfect Elders: Why I Tell Intergenerational Stories, a guest post by Addie Woolridge

Do Animals Belong in YA Fantasy? A guest post by Hanna C. Howard

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Seizing the Day, or Not, in Middle-Grade Sequels, a guest post by Michael Mann

All the World’s a Stage: Making Theater (and History) Fun for Teens, a guest post by Deborah Hopkinson

Writing a Beloved Real-World Setting into a Novel, a guest post by Zachary Sergi

Grocery Transfiguration, a guest post by Polly Horvath

Finding Myself Through Princess Jasmine, a guest post by Alexandra Monir

Multigenerational Mayhem, a guest post by Shanna Miles

Let’s Get Delicious in Middle Grade, a guest post by Alechia Dow

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