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Interview: Arwen Elys Dayton, author of Seeker

Mar 5, 2015

What would you do if you trained for something your entire life --- something that you believed in, and that helped the world around you --- and as soon as you achieved it, you realize everything had been a lie? That the very thing you were working towards was nothing like you imagined? That’s what happened to Quin Kinkaid and her best friend Shinobu in SEEKER, the first book in a thrilling new fantasy series by Arwen Elys Dayton. Read our interview with Arwen below to get the inside scoop on the book --- from her favorite scene to a character name that may have been based on a high school crush --- as well as her favorite books growing up, the fascinating  places she got to travel for research and more!

Interview: Sarah Albee, author of Why'd They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History

Feb 10, 2015

In WHY’D THEY WEAR THAT, teens can learn about different fashion trends through the centuries. Why did people ever wear hoop skirts, rams-horned headdresses and shirts made of hair? Find out in this humorous and informative book.

Interview: Laura Rose Wagner, author of Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Jan 22, 2015

In HOLD TIGHT, DON’T LET GO, Magdalie and Nadine are cousins but might as well be sisters --- they grow up with the same mother (“manman”), and paint each other’s nails, watch TV late at night in the house where manman works and share secrets. But when the 2010 earthquake shakes Haiti and kills manman, everything changes in an instant.

Interview: John Lewis, author of March: Book Two

Jan 14, 2015

Recently, John Maher of The Book Report Network interviewed Representative John Lewis, the author of the graphic memoir MARCH: Book Two, the second in a series about his experiences during the American Civil Rights Movement. The former chairman of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee, Lewis was one of the leading voices for nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in the 1960s. He is the only living member of the "Big Six," and one of 10 activists to speak to the more than 250,000 Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington in 1963. Lewis has served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district since 1987, and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

: Suzanne Brockmann, author of Night Sky

Sep 10, 2014

Although Suzanne Brockmann’s latest novel, NIGHT SKY takes place in the same world as her adult book BORN TO DARKNESS --- a darkly futuristic one where girls are devalued --- it was a very unique writing experience. Not only was it Suzanne’s first foray into YA --- and she’s written 55 books! --- but it’s also the first book she wrote together her 15-year-old daughter, Melanie.

Below, Suzanne talks about what it was like to write as part of a mother-daughter team, the inspiration for some of the main characters and powers featured in NIGHT SKY, and what readers can expect from the sequel, WILD SKY.