This is Not the Victorian Era: Teen Books Written by Female Authors

A new study just came out from the Universities of California and Illinois citing that female representation in fiction was better during the Victorian Era than it is today. Researchers found that "women authors wrote 50 percent of works published in English in 1850, but that percentage had dropped to just 25 percent by 1950.…
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Enduring Dickens

There are numerous adaptations of the beloved Charles Dickens' story, A Christmas Carol. Almost 175 years after the book's publication, its selfless moral and message of goodwill remain as relevant as ever. Among the most recent book renderings is the seek and find version by Sarah Powell. The whole family will love this highly detailed and beautifully illustrated picture…
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Get to Know YA Book Awards

You may have heard of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals for children's literature, but did you know there are similar awards for young adult literature? As part of the Youth Media Awards from the American Library Association, over 20 awards and even more honors are handed out to books, authors, and other media for youth…
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