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April 24, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ask the question: 13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Whilst it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead-girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there is a growing number of people who are criticising the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers. – Buzzfeed Continue reading

April 21, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Curating diversity…

A recent School Library Journal article made Clishmaclaver pause for thought. 😉 This inspiring success story – about guiding reading via enabling technologies – really adds something to current diversity dialogues  – College Student Creates App to Lead Young People To Diverse Books … Continue reading

April 7, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Book of the Month!

April’s Book of the Month, is the ‘Book of the Moment’, is The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas. 🙂 Clishmaclaver has no budget left to buy a new BOTM unfortunately >sob< so I’m making my own personal copy of this … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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13 Reasons Why…

13 Books to Read After You Finish 13 Reasons Why You’ve read the book, you’ve binged the show (maybe more than once), and now all you want is more. Never fear, we’ve got thirteen great emotional reads to get you … Continue reading

April 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Scotland… forbidden romance… sure, I’ll bite.

Toward a Secret Sky By Heather Maclean “Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around … Continue reading

April 4, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Stay Gold, Ponyboy, Stay Gold

Clishmaclaver was reading Penguin Teen’s blog when she realised – with mild shock! – that it’s been 50 years since, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – the original teenage rebel story – was published. Eek! Blurb: According to Ponyboy, there are … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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18 Teen Reads You Need To Add To Your MRL!

Clishmaclaver really likes this list of hot teen reads, as recommended by BuzzFeed Books! Are any of these on your MRL (Must-read List)? ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas is definitely on mine! 😀 Click on the logo and … Continue reading

February 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Writes of Passage…

“In 2014 we asked young people and adults nationwide to nominate the books that have rocked their worlds, to help us create our Writes of Passage – the ultimate list of 50 books that will change YOUR life and keep you reading. Enjoy the … Continue reading

December 15, 2016
by Miss Stewart
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Pick of the Picks!

Books make brilliant gifts for Christmas but choosing confidently can be tricky. If you would like some help why not click on the logo to see Lovereading4kids‘ ‘Pick of the Picks’ recommendations; selected by a team of editorial experts as … Continue reading

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