#WorthReading: Tough YA Books

If someone tried to tell me that being a teenager was easy, I’d be tempted to call them a liar. Teenagers these days face stresses and challenges that most generations before them didn’t have to face. They’re expected to do well in school, get into college on their first try, manage jobs and extra-curriculars, have a social life (that’s not too wild, but not too mild either), and nowadays, they’re frequently finding themselves on the frontline of social and political change. Putting it bluntly, being a teenager is hard. When I was that…continue reading →

#WorthReading – Kid Books Everyone Can Love

I never cease to be amazed at the amount of quality content that’s out there for children to read these days. It seems like the amount of material has tripled – maybe even quadrupled – since I myself was a kid. And the topics that these books tackle... it’s quite amazing. Don’t get me wrong – we've still got our Nancy Drew and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but hidden amongst those huge names are some gems that touch on important topics. Plus, they are still incredibly readable. These three books are just…continue reading →