Untitled by Caitlin Connell

The crown sits lazily on my head. Olympia stares at me from across the room.  “You’re beautiful when you’re planning world domination,” he says, and I watch as his eyes look me up and down. He focuses on the blood I forgot to wipe off of my cheek. “We’re one step closer, my love,” I […]

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The Final Goodbye by Saanvi Gupta

On my last day in Mumbai, I wanted to stay with my friends (well, my crush too). It was the perfect summer day and I went swimming. The first person I saw– Andrew. We made eye contact for a minute. Big thing! Throughout the hour, we shared multiple moments. Later that evening, I bid my friends adieu, and […]

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Fate by Carlee Carey

Lying underneath the blooming oak tree, April ponders her life. Book in hand and Oasis in her earbuds, she can’t help but wonder if she’s doing something wrong. Why am I not excited to be a senior this year? Why am I not experiencing all of the things you hear about in those corny rom-coms, […]

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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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