7 Books for Proud Readers (and Allies) to Celebrate Pride

YA literature is known for its quirky characters, fantastical worlds, and dramatic romances, and young adult literature has continued to succeed (arguably the most of any genre) within the realm of diversity. From explorations of racial identity to sexuality, YA readers have been provided a number of challenging and hopeful stories about young characters navigating […]

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Juneteenth: Celebrate Freedom

From Juneteenth.com: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. […]

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Hunger by Karina Murphy

Karina is seventeen years old and from the United States. Her entry for the May Writing Challenge was one of those chosen to be a featured story. My stomach growls for the sixth time in three minutes. It’s late at night, and I haven’t eaten anything since breakfast. I would go grab food from the […]

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Peaces of Marshmallow by Avery Jipping

Avery is sixteen years old and from the United States. Her entry for the May Writing Challenge was one of those chosen to be a featured story. Our fists connected, bruises blossomed, spreading across our chins. Brother and I, outside the garage of our summer home, grabbling each other, rolling around in the dirt, yelling. […]

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December Writing Challenge

Welcome, Germies, to this month’s writing challenge! This challenge will begin today and will end December 31st. However, you are welcome to come back anytime to complete the challenge and submit it below in the comments section. We will pick a few of our favorites that are submitted during this month, though, and they will be featured […]

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