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Hot Summer Reads YA Virtual Panel

Join this panel of authors with steamy summer YA releases across all subgenres. These books come out throughout May and June, and you're going to want to read all of them!

This is a paid event. Purchase a ticket below, which gets you entry into the event and the featured title of your choice. Each additional title you order gets a larger discount, so stock up your summer TBR pile by adjusting the number of titles.

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This ticket gets you entry into our Hot Summer Reads YA Virtual Panel with authors Sophie Jordan, Molly E. Lee, Destiny Soria, and Jordan Taylor, and the featured title of your choice. Each additional title you order gets a larger discount, so stock up your summer TBR pile by adjusting the number of titles.

If you already know which books you'd like, you can include the titles in the comment field when you check out. Otherwise, we'll follow up with you after the event.

 

Sixteen Scandals by Sophie Jordan (5/25/21)

In this irreverent regency romp by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan, newly minted sixteen-year-old Primrose Ainsworth finds herself on a wayward birthday adventure through London with a mysterious hero--perfect for fans of My Lady Jane.

The youngest of four daughters, Primrose Ainsworth is used to getting lost in the shuffle. But when her parents decide to delay her debut into English society, Prim hatches a plan to go rogue on the night of her sixteenth birthday.

Donning a mask, Prim escapes to the infamous Vauxhall Gardens for one wild night. When her cover is nearly blown, a mysterious stranger intercedes, and Prim finds an unexpected partner in mischief . . . and romance. But when it's revealed her new ally isn't who he says he is, her one night of fun may last past dawn.

In this frothy regency romp perfect for fans of Austen-esque flirtation and Shakespearean hijinks, sometimes a little scandal can be a good thing.

 

Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee (5/4/21)

I am a weed.

Unloved by my abusive, alcoholic dad. Unwanted by my classmates. Unnoticed by everyone else.

But I'd suffer anything to give my kid sister a better life--the minute I turn eighteen, I'm getting us the hell out of here. And some hot stranger telling me I am the key to stopping a war between Heaven and Hell isn't going to change that.

Let the world crumble and burn, for all I care.

Draven is relentless, though. And very much a liar. Every time his sexy lips are moving, I can see it--in the dip of his head, the grit of his jaw--even if my heart begs me to ignore the signs.

So what does he want?

I need to figure it out fast, because now everyone is gunning for me. And damn if I don't want to show them what happens when you let weeds thrive in the cracks of the pavement...

We can grow powerful enough to shatter the whole foundation.

 

Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria (6/8/21)

Raised to be fierce dragon slayers, two sisters end up on opposite sides of the impending war when one sister forms an unlikely, magical bond with a dragon in this standalone YA contemporary fantasy that's perfect for fans of Slayer and Sorcery of Thorns.

Dani and Eden Rivera were both born to kill dragons, but the sisters couldn't be more different. For Dani, dragon slaying takes a back seat to normal high school life, while Eden prioritizes training above everything else. Yet they both agree on one thing: it's kill or be killed where dragons are concerned.

Until Dani comes face-to-face with one and forges a rare and magical bond with him. As she gets to know Nox, she realizes that everything she thought she knew about dragons is wrong. With Dani lost to the dragons, Eden turns to mysterious and alluring sorcerers to help save her sister. Now on opposite sides of the conflict, each sister will do whatever it takes to save the other. But the two are playing with magic that is more dangerous than they know, and there is another, more powerful enemy waiting for them both in the shadows.

 

Don't Breathe a Word by Jordyn Taylor (5/18/21)

A fast-paced, exhilarating story about a boarding school shrouded in secrecy and the girl who will do anything to right the institution's wrongs. --Jessica Goodman, Indiebound bestselling author of They Wish They Were Us

Critically acclaimed author Jordyn Taylor weaves an addictive mystery perfect for fans of Truly Devious.

Eva has never felt like she belonged . . . not in her own family or with her friends in New York City, and certainly not at a fancy boarding school like Hardwick Preparatory Academy. So, when she is invited to join the Fives, an elite secret society, she jumps at the opportunity to finally be a part of something.

But what if the Fives are about more than just having the best parties and receiving special privileges from the school? What if they are also responsible for keeping some of Hardwick's biggest secrets buried?

1962:

There is only one reason why Connie would volunteer to be one of the six students to participate in testing Hardwick's nuclear fallout shelter: Craig Allenby. While the thought of nuclear war sends her into a panic, she can't pass up the opportunity to spend four days locked in with the school's golden boy.

However, Connie and the other students quickly discover that there is more to this "test" than they previously thought. As they are forced to follow an escalating series of commands, Connie realizes that one wrong move could have dangerous consequences.

Separated by sixty years, Eva and Connie's stories become inextricably intertwined as Eva unravels the mystery of how six students went into the fallout shelter all those years ago . . . but only five came out.


Munch Bunch Cookbook Club Dessert Edition: Baked to Perfection

Munch Bunch Cookbook Club is a monthly series of virtual cooking demos. Our Dessert Edition specials are quarterly bonus demos specifically for dessert recipes.

Our first dessert episode is with baking blogger and Inorganic Chemistry PhD student Katarina Cermelj presenting her Tahini Cookies recipe.

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ISBN: 9781526613486
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 17th, 2021

The only gluten-free baking book you'll ever need, with delicious recipes that work perfectly every time.

From proper crusty bread, pillowy soft cinnamon rolls and glorious layered cakes to fudgy brownies, incredibly flaky rough puff pastry and delicate patisserie - everything that once seemed impossible to make gluten-free can now be baked by you.

Baked to Perfection begins with a thorough look at the gluten-free baking basics: how different gluten-free flours behave, which store-bought blends work best, and how to mix your own to suit your needs. Covering cakes, brownies, cookies, pastry and bread in turn, Katarina shares the best techniques for the recipes in that chapter, and each recipe is accompanied by expert tips, useful scientific explanations and occasional step-by-step photography to help you achieve gluten-free perfection.

Recipes include classic bakes like super-moist chocolate cake, caramel apple pie and chocolate chip cookies, the softest, chewiest bread, including crusty artisan loaves, baguettes, brioche burger buns and soda bread, and mouth-watering showstoppers like toasted marshmallow brownies, coffee cream puffs and strawberries + cream tart.


Into Darkness Virtual Campfire with author Liz Braswell

Join author Liz Braswell for a special Virtual Campfire to celebrate the release of Into Darkness, the second book in her Stuffed series. Set in a world where stuffed animals protect their kids from monsters, Into Darkness takes place at a summer camp, where nefarious things are happening.

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ISBN: 9781368039185
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 4th, 2021

No Stuffy has ever gone into the Darkness and returned....

Clark can't wait to go away to camp this year. For the first time ever, he has actual friends to hang out with. Catherine-Lucille and D. A. will both be at Camp I Can with Clark, and C. L. has already promised to induct him into her exclusive camp club: the one for campers who know everything there is to know about the world of Monsters and how Stuffies protect kids from them. And now that he knows (or suspects . . . very strongly) that his grandma-made Stuffy, Foon, heroically saved his own father from a horrible fate, Clark is obviously bringing Foon to camp along with him.

But once Clark gets to camp, he and his friends discover things are off. There are strange, gooey findings in some of the bunks, the adults are acting weird, and, worst of all, their Stuffies and dolls go missing right at the moment they need them the most: when they go on the intersession camping trip and end up trapped in a creepy old cabin. What Clark and his friends don't know, and what the mighty Foon soon discovers, is that the Monsters have launched a revenge campaign against Foon's campaign that entails sucking the very life out of Clark. Now it's up to Foon to enter the World of Darkness and take on the Monster in charge in order to stop the plot and save Clark's life.

In the long tradition of Stuffies vs. Monsters, this one's a battle for the ages: one that will certainly go down in Stuffy history.


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ISBN: 9781368044431
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Published: Disney Hyperion - May 3rd, 2021

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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 6th, 2021

Welcome, little one. You have been chosen to join us, in the dark and in the light, in love and in cloth, in safety and in danger. You join us.
 

Everyone thinks that Clark is too old to still play with stuffed animals. He's almost eleven! Bullies target him at school while his mother tries increasingly un-subtle ways to wean him off his toys and introduce more “normal” interests. But Clark can’t shake the feeling that his stuffed friends are important, even necessary. Sometimes they move around in the night, and sometimes in the morning they look a little worse for wear, as if they’ve engaged in battle. And it turns out . . . he’s right.
 

Clark’s dad is under attack by a nefarious, shadowy monster called a King Derker, and only Clark’s stuffies are able to fight him off. The problem is, no one believes Clark, and when his mom attempts to rid the house of stuffed animals to try to get him to grow up, she’s actually putting Clark’s dad and the entire household in mortal peril. Now it’s up to Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, to save the day. Luckily, being handmade by a loved one gives Foon extra battle points, but he’s still a brand-new stuffy. Does he have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters?
 

Told through both Clark's and Foon’s points of view, Stuffed confirms every kid’s dream: that stuffed animals do have a life and a purpose, and that sometimes the most unconventional friendships are also the most valuable.


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Published: Disney Hyperion - November 4th, 2019

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Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 5th, 2019

Welcome, little one. You have been chosen to join us, in the dark and in the light, in love and in cloth, in safety and in danger. You join us.


Raising Men: A Virtual Parenting Panel

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. As the mother of three boys, Bookseller Anna is always mindful that she's raising the next generation men, and worried that she's not doing it right. She knows she can't be the only one. In March, join the authors of three fabulous books on raising boys to men in the modern world.

To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood Cover Image
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - March 2nd, 2021

A journalist's searing investigation into how we teach boys to be men--and how we can do better.

 

How will I raise my son to be different? This question gripped Washington Post investigative reporter Emma Brown, who was at home nursing her six-week-old son when the #MeToo movement erupted. In search of an answer, Brown traveled around the country, through towns urban and rural, affluent and distressed. In the course of her reporting, she interviewed hundreds of people--educators, parents, coaches, researchers, men, and boys--to understand the challenges boys face and how to address them.

 

What Brown uncovered was shocking: 23 percent of boys believe men should use violence to get respect; 22 percent of an incoming college freshman class said they had already committed sexual violence; 58 percent of young adults said they've never had a conversation with their parents about respect and care in sexual relationships. Men are four times more likely than women to die by suicide. Nearly 4 million men experience sexual violence each year.

 

From the reporter who brought Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's story to light, To Raise a Boy combines assiduous reporting, cutting-edge scientific research, and boys' powerful testimonials to expose the crisis in young men's emotional and physical health. Emma Brown connects the dots between educators, researchers, policy makers, and mental health professionals in this tour de force that upends everything we thought we knew about boys.

 

Johns Hopkins chair of the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health Robert Blum says, "The story of boys has yet to be told, and I think it's a really important story." Urgent and revelatory, To Raise a Boy begins to tell that story.


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ISBN: 9781982128104
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - March 1st, 2021

Swim the Lake Before You Row the Boat: Awaken a Boy's Success Mindset, Unleash His Confidence and Give Him the Foundation for a Great Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733837200
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Published: Spencer White Publishing - January 1st, 2020

Raising, teaching or mentoring boys? Create a Success Mindset, build Self Confidence, raise Self Esteem and teach the most important Life Skills by focusing on the ONE thing that drives all other results.

 

Developed over 27 years with over 3,000 boys at a unique summer camp, this effective approach has more than 60 years of results to prove it works and strategies to use right now in everyday situations. Effective even when time and opportunity are short, this new approach will transform parenting, grandparenting, teaching, coaching and mentoring by helping a boy form the specific beliefs about himself that lead him to take responsibility for himself and create success in every area of his life, including:

  • I can do it!
  • People like me;
  • My opinion matters and people respect my opinion;
  • I can try new things and be successful;
  • I can make friends with people I don't know;
  • My life matters and I have a purpose and reason for being here.

Discover:

  • Why learning this formula is the BIGGEST needle-mover (even if you think a child is too young or too old);
  • How to recognize opportunities everywhere and why the answer isn't found in expensive private schooling or the latest educational toy;
  • The single biggest mistake that holds a boy back (and keeps him from ever achieving the success you want for him);
  • Easy-to-do actions and activities that make an immediate difference;
  • How to go from hoping you are doing a good enough job to knowing you are focused on the one thing that really matters.


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ISBN: 9781733837217
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Published: Spencer White Publishing - July 29th, 2020

Raising Boys to Be Good Men: A Parent's Guide to Bringing up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510749412
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Published: Skyhorse - June 16th, 2020

From the dad who created the viral tweet supporting his son wearing nail polish, this essential parenting guide shares 36 parenting tips for battling gender norms, bringing down "man up" culture, and helping sons realize their potential.

 

Our boys are in a crisis. Toxic masculinity and tough guy-ism are on display daily from our leaders, and we see anger, dysfunction, violence, and depression in young men who are suffocated by harmful social codes. Our young sons are told to stop throwing like a girl. They hear phrases like "man up" when they cry. They are told "boys will be boys" when they behave badly. The "Girl Power" movement has encouraged women to be whoever and do whatever they want, but that sentiment is not often extended to boys. Just watch the bullying when boys try ballet, paint their fingernails, or play with a doll.

 

But we can treat this problem--and the power lies in the hands of parents. It's not only possible to raise boys who aren't emotionally stifled and shoved into stereotypical gender boxes; it's vital if we want a generation of men who can express their emotions, respect women, and help nurse society back to a halfway healthy place. We can reframe manhood. From Aaron Gouveia, who gained viral fame after tweeting his support for his son's painted fingernails (and who knows toxic masculinity very well), learn practical and actionable tips such as:

  • Don't accept different standards for moms and dads
  • Teach boys that "girl" is not an insult and retire phrases like "boys will be boys"
  • Show boys that expressing their emotions and being physical is a good thing
  • Let boys pursue nontraditional interests and hobbies
  • Talk to boys about consent and privilege
  • Model healthy and respectful relationships for boys to emulate

 

Penned with equal parts humor, biting snark, and lived advice, Raising Boys to Be Good Men is the essential parenting guide for raising sons to realize their potential outside the box. ​


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$12.99
ISBN: 9781510749429
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Published: Skyhorse - June 15th, 2020

Munch Bunch Cookbook Club: Cooking with Beyond and Impossible Meat

Munch Bunch Cookbook Club is a monthly series of virtual cooking demos. This month, award-winning journalist, food historian and professional chef Ramin Ganeshram presents her Jamaican-Style Patties recipe.

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ISBN: 9781645672517
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Published: Page Street Publishing - April 6th, 2021

Meaty Meals You'd Never Guess Were Vegan!
 

Whether you're a hardcore vegan, a longtime vegetarian or a habitual carnivore, prepare to have your mind (and your taste buds!) blown by what Ramin Ganeshram offers: 60 meat-inspired recipes so tasty, you won't believe they're meatless.

 

Be they broiled, grilled, baked or fried, you'll enjoy not only the incredible flavors and variety these plant-based alternatives present, but also their healthier nutritional value and adaptability to different diets. Fans of Beyond Meat(R) and Impossible Foods TM will get amazing insight into the differences between both, as well as how versatile they can be. There is a universe of meal options beyond just making burgers.

 

Featuring beloved all-American dishes like Sloppy Joes and Shepherd's Pie, as well as irresistible fare from around the world like Korean-Style Egg Rolls and Kebabs Four Ways, there's not a single delicacy you'll be missing out on. Take a walk on the meatless side for a culinary experience you won't soon forget.


Munch Bunch Cookbook Club: The Healthy Swaps Cookbook

Munch Bunch Cookbook Club is a monthly series of virtual cooking demos. This month, Danielle Davis, creator of the Danilicious Dishes blog, presents her Chicken Shawarma and Quinoa Bowls recipe.

Purchasing the book gets you entry to the live demo, where you can cook along or simply observe for tips for when you're ready to cook. You will also be sent a recording of the demo after the event to reference in future.

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ISBN: 9781645672470
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Published: Page Street Publishing - March 30th, 2021

Simple Switches to make Popular Dishes Better for You
 

Boost your favorite meals by swapping in ingredients that are bursting with vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients--without compromising on flavor!

 

Learn how to pick leaner proteins to make delicious, wholesome meals like Thai Turkey Meatballs, Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken Wraps and Slow-Cooker Tacos al Pastor. Ditch nutrient-void white flour in favor of nutrient-rich--and tasty!--alternatives like almond and coconut flour and use them to make recipes such as Almond Flour Chicken Tenders and Healthy Lemon Bars. And use healthier fats like coconut oil and Greek yogurt instead of butter, cream or mayonnaise in Greek Yogurt Beef Stroganoff, Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake and Healthier New York-Style Cheesecake with Macerated Strawberries.

 

Whether you're looking to cut back on refined sugar, find more wholesome carb options or generally improve the nutritional value of your favorite meals, this incredible collection is your go-to source for whole-food recipes that don't skimp on flavor.


Munch Bunch Cookbook Club: Just Eat Real Food

Munch Bunch Cookbook Club is a monthly series of virtual cooking demos. We're launching it with recipe developer, food photographer, and founder of Star Infinite Food Caitlin Greene presenting her Broiled Dijon Salmon recipe.

Purchasing the book gets you entry to the live demo, where you can cook along or simply observe for tips for when you're ready to cook. You will also be sent a recording of the demo after the event to reference in future.

Just Eat Real Food: 30-Minute Nutrient-Dense Meals for a Healthy, Balanced Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781645672234
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Published: Page Street Publishing - March 9th, 2021

Whole-Food, Flavor-Forward Cooking Made Simple

 

Finding the right balance between healthy, convenient and delectable recipes can be challenging when you're constantly on the go. Luckily for you, Caitlin Greene knows a little something about pulling together meals that are as vibrant and nutritious as they are indulgent--in as little time as possible. Founder of the wildly popular blog and Instagram account Star Infinite Food, Caitlin is one of the leaders in modern health-conscious cooking centered on intuitive eating and food freedom. Followers have dubbed her cuisine "healthy food porn." And in her debut cookbook you'll get more than 60 of her best recipes for everyday meals that will thrill, comfort and nourish you through and through. Did we mention that they take no time at all to put together?

 

Get a mouthful of decadence in each bite of her Mediterranean Turkey Burgers--which come together in just 25 minutes--or the equally effortless Creamy Tuscan Chicken. Caitlin has got you covered if you crave plant-based deliciousness with her Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Mustard Apples and Stuffed Zucchini with Cauliflower Tabbouleh, both of which are ready to eat in 30 minutes or less. Instead of denying your cravings for sweets, Caitlin helps you make smart swaps with unrefined sugars and nutritious gluten-free flours. Whip up twists on classic desserts like her Chocolate Banana Tart and Cinnamon Roll Cookies for all the familiar comfort with added pizzazz.

 

With Caitlin's wealth of cooking knowledge and gentle guidance at your fingertips, pretty soon your weeknights will turn into exciting moments of reconnection with your love of food--and by extension, your well-being.


Revenge of the Sluts: Authors in Conversation about Sex and Modern Teens

Natalie Walton, author of Revenge of the Sluts, and Shafia Zaloom, health educator and author of Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between, discuss the real issues modern teens are facing around sex, and Natalie's fabulous new novel around those issues.

 

Physical copies of each title are available for curbside pickup or shipping. You can also order the Kobo ebooks through the links below for automatic download.

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Published: Wattpad Books - February 2nd, 2021

Double standards are about to get singled out.

In this stunning debut, author Natalie Walton tackles privacy and relationships in the digital age.

As lead reporter for The Warrior Weekly, Eden has covered her fair share of stories at St. Joseph Secondary. And when intimate pictures of six female students are anonymously emailed to the entire school, Eden is determined to get to the bottom of it.

In tracking down leads, Eden is shocked to discover not everyone agrees the students are victims. Some people feel the girls brought it on themselves. Even worse, the school's administration seems more concerned about protecting its reputation than its students.

With the anonymous sender threatening more emails, Eden finds an unlikely ally: the six young women themselves. Banding together to find the perpetrator, the tables are about to be turned. The Slut Squad is fighting back!


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ISBN: 9781989365526
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Published: Wattpad Books - February 1st, 2021

Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between: The New and Necessary Conversations Today's Teenagers Need to Have about Consent, Sexual Harassment, Healthy Re Cover Image
By Shafia Zaloom, Michael Riera (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781492680086
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Published: Sourcebooks - September 3rd, 2019

The only sex education book you need to start a conversation with your kids about sexual harassment, consent, #metoo, and more

Being a teen in today's world can be hard. Raising a healthy, aware, and sex-positive teen can be even more of a challenge. When it comes to sexuality in adolescence, harassment, autonomy, advice, and consent, it's crucial that teens be able to ask hard questions about how to take care of themselves, make decisions that reflect their values, and stay safe. Enter: Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between, by veteran teen sex educator and mother of three Shafia Zaloom, which acts as a conversation starter to discuss a wide variety of sex-related topics with your teens, including:

  • How to get and give consent
  • What it means to have "good" sex
  • How to help prevent sexual harassment and assault
  • How to stay safe in difficult situations
  • The legal consequences of sexual harassment and assault, and what to do if a teen experiences assault or is accused of it
  • Stories from survivors of sexual assault

Talking to your child about sex and realizing it's perfectly normal is step one. Having proactive and engaged discussions about all that comes along with teen sex is step two, and that's where this book is here to help. Approachable, engaging, and with real-life scenarios and discussion questions in every chapter, Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between is a must-have resource that gives parents and educators the tools they need to have meaningful conversations with teens about what sex can and should be.


Fierce and Feminist: New Heroines in YA

 

Join four authors of YA with strong heroines in a discussion moderated by Frolic Media's YA expert, Aurora Dominguez.

Physical copies of each title are available for curbside pickup or shipping. You can also order the Kobo ebooks through the links below for automatic download.

 

Zoom Webinar registration link here.

 

Unchosen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062657640
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 26th, 2021

Katharyn Blair crafts a fiercely feminist fantasy with a horrifying curse, swoon-worthy sea captains, and the power of one girl to choose her own fate in this contemporary standalone adventure that's perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and Seafire, and for anyone who has ever felt unchosen.

 

For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice.

The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love--with her older sister.

The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters.

Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She's still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One--who, legend has it, can end the curse.

When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner.

The word spreads across the seven seas--the Chosen One has been found.

But when Dean's life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She'll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world.

Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.


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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 25th, 2021

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ISBN: 9781984848697
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 9th, 2021

The most anticipated fantasy of 2021. In this world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice. Get ready for battle.

 

Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs.

 

But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity-and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death.

 

Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki-near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire's greatest threat.

 

Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she's ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be-not even Deka herself.

 

The start of a bold and immersive fantasy series for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.


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ISBN: 9781984848703
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Published: Delacorte Press - February 8th, 2021

Black Canary: Breaking Silence (DC Icons Series) Cover Image
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 29th, 2020

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES!

 

DC Icons continues with the first-ever YA origin story of superhero Black Canary, from the internationally bestselling author Alexandra Monir. In this thrilling novel, Dinah Lance's voice is her weapon. And in a near-future world where women have no rights, she won't hesitate to use everything she has--including her song--to fight back.

 

Dinah Lance was eight years old when she overheard the impossible: the sound of a girl singing. It was something she was never meant to hear--not in her lifetime and not in Gotham City, taken over by the vicious, patriarchal Court of Owls. The sinister organization rules Gotham City as a dictatorship and has stripped women of everything--their right to work, to make music, to learn, to be free.

 

Now seventeen, Dinah can't forget that haunting sound, and she's beginning to discover that her own voice is just as powerful. But singing is forbidden--a one-way route to a certain death sentence. Fighting to balance her father's desire to keep her safe, a blossoming romance with mysterious new student Oliver Queen, and her own need to help other women and girls rise up, Dinah wonders if her song will finally be heard. And will her voice be powerful enough to destroy the Court of Owls once and for all?


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ISBN: 9780593178331
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2020

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ISBN: 9781682815816
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Published: Entangled: Teen - March 2nd, 2021

I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn't stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire.

 

Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all...

 

Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?

 

And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon's turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn't get worse, now there's an arrest warrant for Hudson's and my supposed crimes?which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.

 

Choices will have to be made...and I fear not everyone will survive.

 

The Crave series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Crave
Book #2 Crush
Book #3 Covet
Book #4 Court


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ISBN: 9781682816158
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Published: Entangled: Teen - March 1st, 2021

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ISBN: 9781682815786
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Published: Entangled: Teen - September 29th, 2020

The instant New York Times bestseller!
An Amazon Best YA Book of the Month
Glitter magazine's YA Feminist Must-Reads of 2020
 

Everything feels off--especially me. I've returned to Katmere Academy, but I'm haunted by fragments of days I have no recollection of living and struggling to understand who, or what, I really am.

 

Just when I start to feel safe again, Hudson is back with a vengeance. He insists there are secrets I don't know about, threatening to drive a wedge between Jaxon and me forever. But far worse enemies are at our doorstep.

 

The Circle is caught in a power play and the Vampire Court is trying to drag me out of my world and into theirs. The only thing Hudson and Jaxon agree on is that leaving Katmere would mean my certain death.

 

And not only am I fighting for my life, but now everyone else's is at stake--unless we can defeat an unspeakable evil. All I know is that saving the people I love is going to require sacrifice.

 

Maybe more than I'm able to give.


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ISBN: 9781682815854
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Published: Entangled: Teen - September 28th, 2020

Crave Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640638952
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Published: Entangled: Teen - April 7th, 2020

Discover the New York Times bestselling series!
An Amazon Best YA Book of 2020
Glitter magazine's #1 Pick for Best YA of 2020

 

***INCLUDES 3 BONUS SCENES FROM THE HERO'S POV***

 

My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods...or monsters. I still can't decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.

 

Then there's Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn't felt anything for a hundred years. But there's something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what's broken in me.

Which could spell death for us all.

 

Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I'm wondering if I was brought here intentionally--as the bait.


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ISBN: 9781640638969
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Published: Entangled: Teen - April 6th, 2020

Work-Life Balance: A Virtual Parenting Panel

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to offer a monthly virtual panel for the families in our community. Work-life balance has always been difficult for parents, but 2020 saw a lot of us transitioning to working at home with children learning from home. In February, join the authors of three fabulous books on working while parenting for a panel on work-life balance.

 

Parenting While Working from Home: A Monthly Guide to Help Parents Balance Their Careers, Connect with Their Kids, and Establish Their Inner Strength Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510764828
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Published: Skyhorse - January 19th, 2021

Parenting in December is very different from parenting in July―especially while working from home!

As more parents work from home than ever before, there are unique challenges when it comes to meeting the demands of their job, helping their kids thrive, and finding even five minutes to take care of themselves. Parenting While Working from Home offers tips, strategies, and reflections to help parents balance their careers, connect with their kids, and establish their inner strength over the course of a year. Parenting experts and founders of the popular website, Adore Them Parenting, Karissa Tunis and Shari Medini share actionable tips, heartfelt insight, and planning strategies to help you enjoy your own parenting journey while working from home.

Building on the authors' own experiences and the most common challenges they hear parents voicing today, Parenting While Working from Home encourages parents to make intentional changes that will result in happier families and thriving careers. This practical guide will teach you how to:

  • Manage your time so that both your kids and your job get the attention they need
  • Build a professional network and maintain your productivity from home
  • Create a kid-friendly environment that encourages independence and strong sibling bonds
  • Consistently tune in to your own needs so that you can meet your true potential
  • And so much more

While it isn't always easy, working from home while raising a family can (and should) be an incredible experience. Parenting While Working from Home offers comfort in shared struggles, new solutions, and calmer days ahead!


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ISBN: 9781510764835
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Published: Skyhorse - January 18th, 2021

Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062954909
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Published: Harper Business - February 16th, 2021

A retired Wall Street Journal editor and mother compares two generations of women--boomers and GenXers--to examine how each navigates the emotional and professional challenges involved in juggling managerial careers and families.


For the first time in American history, a significant number of mothers are heading major corporations, including General Motors, Ulta Beauty, and Best Buy. Over the past several decades, women have made gains throughout executive suites. Yet these "Power Moms" still struggle with balancing their management responsibilities with raising children. Joann S. Lublin draws on the experiences of the nation's two generations of these successful women to measure how far we've come--and how far we still need to go.

Lublin combines her own insights with those of eighty-five executive mothers across industries--including experienced public-company chiefs such as Carol Bartz, the first woman to command Autodesk and Yahoo; Hershey's Michele Buck, DuPont's Ellen Kullman, ITT's Denise Ramos, and WW International's Mindy Grossman--and twenty-five of their grown daughters. Lublin reveals how trailblazer boomers, many now in their sixties, often endured sweeping disapproval for their demanding management careers, even as their own daughters sometimes rejected their choices. While the second wave of executive mothers--all under forty-five--handle working parenthood with less angst, they still lead stressful lives.

Power Moms provides lessons and advice to help today's professional women, their families, and their employers navigate this challenging terrain. Lublin looks at the trade-offs mothers are too often forced to make between work and family and the root causes, including the dearth of large-scale paid parental leave and other family-friendly policies. While it celebrates the gains women have made, Power Moms makes clear how much more must be done to make being a working mother easier.


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ISBN: 9780062954916
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Published: Harper Business - February 15th, 2021

Love or Work: Is It Possible to Change the World, Stay in Love, and Raise a Healthy Family? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780310358305
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Published: Zondervan - August 18th, 2020

Is it possible to work with purpose, stay in love, and raise a healthy family--all at the same time? Popular podcast hosts and founders of Plywood People Jeff and André Shinabarger share proven research, insightful practices, and stories from 100 working couples to cast new vision for the modern family.

We know the harm that comes from prioritizing work or family at the cost of the other, so what is the secret to living a fully engaged and balanced life in both work and family? Hosts of the Love or Work podcast, Jeff and André Shinabarger posed this question to 100 working couples--from professional athletes and artists, entrepreneurs and CEOs, to fashion icons and church leaders. They partnered with the Barna Group for a yearlong nationwide research project to find the answer and now, along with their own unique story of juggling demanding careers and a growing family, Jeff and André offer their findings: a new vision for the modern family and a path forward for the socially-conscious working partnership.

In this one-of-a-kind book, they address head-on the complex tensions in career fulfillment, working parent guilt, timing, and marital and spiritual health. With proven research, personal experience, and applicable insights, Jeff and André reveal the practices that will help you cultivate your own, individual, purpose-fueled family.

More than a formula, Jeff and André found that work-life balance is about embracing where you're at in the journey, pursuing your passion with your family, and living the adventure of it all together.


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ISBN: 9780310358312
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Published: Zondervan - August 17th, 2020

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