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Decline By Nine: Why Kids Stop Reading for Fun by Age 9 (and What to Do About It)

A national reading survey by Scholastic reveals something they’re calling the “decline by nine.” Michelle Woo looks into this pattern: According to the report, the percentage of kids defined as frequent readers—those who read books for fun five to seven days a week— drops from 57% among 8-year-olds to 35% among 9-year-olds. Between ages eight […]

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Fifty years ago, a teenager wrote the best selling young adult novel of all time: How The Outsiders changed the way kids read…

Fifty years ago this spring, the best selling young adult novel of all time was published to adulation and outrage. This was 1967, so youth culture was not exactly new, but something about the plain, emotional voice of The Outsiders did away with the grownups’ interference and spoke directly to teen readers in a new […]

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If you’ve been waiting for a sign that it’s time to introduce your kids to The Baby-Sitters Club, Netflix has generously decided to oblige.

The streaming service announced that it has ordered 10 episodes of the classic 1980s and 90s book series-turned-TV show-turned movie and Meghan Moravcik Walbert from LifeHacker takes a look at the re-boot. Netflix isn’t yet saying when the show will be released, which means you still have time to introduce the series to your tween […]

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YA Novel by Black Author That You Don’t Want to Miss: Witty, Black, French-Canadian teen moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the joys, clichés, and awkward humiliations of the American high school experience in…
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe Kindle Price: $9.99 Text-to-Speech: Enabled Available on Audible Here’s the set-up: A hilarious contemporary realistic YA debut novel about a rather cynical Black French Canadian teen who moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the clichés and joys of the American high school experience—including falling […]

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YA novel featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing about their thoughts, experiences, and daily struggles of black teens in the US…
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America by Ibi Zoboi, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Dhonielle Clayton, Brandy Colbert, Jay Coles, Lamar Giles, Leah Henderson, Justina Ireland, Varian Johnson and more! Kindle Price: $9.99 Text-to-Speech: Enabled Here’s the set-up: Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most […]

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The Lines We Cross by [Randa Abdel-Fattah]

Five YA books that spotlight strong Muslim heroines

These bestsellers will empower all readers! The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah Kindle price: $11.99 Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails against the tide of refugees flooding the country. And it […]

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