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Category Archives: YA

Boundaries: How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation by Sally M. Walker

Travel any highway or medium-sized road across the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania, and you’re likely to see a sign denoting the Mason-Dixon Line. The line is popularly known as … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rivals by Daisy Whitney

Early in The Rivals, a teacher at Themis Academy quotes John Knowles’ A Separate Peace, saying “When you are sixteen, adults are slightly impressed and almost intimidated by you.” It’s … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Legend by Marie Lu

Like every other industry, publishing is susceptible to fads. The success of The Hunger Games all but guaranteed a run on dystopian thrillers in which teenagers save the world. That’s … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment