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Review: Dreaming of Amelia/ The Ghosts of Ashbury High


Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn Moriarty. Pan Macmillan Australia. 2009. In the United States, released as The Ghosts of Ashbury High, Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, 2010. Reviewed from Australian edition; gift. The Plot: Amelia Damaski. Riley T. Smith. Two new students at Ashbury High. How curious, the other students think, to […]

Turning A Light On Book Banning

Book banning happens in secret. The saga of Revolutionary Voices in New Jersey is one example. Risha Mullins is an English teacher. Her heartbreaking saga of the emotional, personal, and professional consequences of book banning is recounted at her blog, For the Love of YA.  Comments sometimes heard about book banning include “the author is lucky because book […]

Review: Wildwing


Wildwing by Emily Whitman.  Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.  2010. Review from ARC from publisher. The Plot: Little Pembleton, 1913. Addy Morrow is fifteen and she wants something more out of life than being the town bastard, bullied by mean girls who think they are better than her because they have more money, a […]