Alison lives in Brooklyn. She recently graduated from The New School with an MFA in writing for children, where her classmates regularly debated if she belonged in Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Raised on both coasts, in California and Maryland, Alison grew up wishing she could have Ella Enchanted as a bff and that Gilbert Blythe lived next door. Now, she is an Alice Munro fangirl, a big supporter of libraries and local bookstores, and loves having an e-reader so people don’t give her funny looks when she reads romance novels on the subway. When she gets sad or stressed she 100% never never ever watches the clip of Mr. Darcy diving into the lake on YouTube. She blogs about young adult books at Hardcovers and Heroines and is working on her first novel.
100 Must-Read Books About Mothers and Motherhood
May 24, 2017
A list of one hundred books that discuss motherhood or have interesting mother characters.
4 YA Books That Deal With Gentrification
May 9, 2017
A list of four young adult books set in neighborhoods that have been recently gentrified.
6 YA Novels About Grief and Mourning
April 6, 2017
YA books that explore grief, loss, and mourning.
Trump’s Administration as Harry Potter Villains
March 21, 2017
"Alt-right" is a nice cozy term for "Death-Eater."
Refusing to Read My Mom’s Favorite Books
March 4, 2017
One Rioter on not reading their mom's favorite books.
Reading Pathways: Sarah Dessen
January 26, 2017
Where to start with the young adult novels of the recent Margaret A. Edwards Award winner Sarah Dessen.
12 Books to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Oprah Winfrey Show
January 20, 2017
Oprah's book club popularized many classics and made the careers of contemporary authors. Here's what to read to celebrate her work!
21 Books Called The Next Harry Potter
December 27, 2016
A list of books that have been described as "the next Harry Potter"
Do You Read Longer Books in the Winter?
December 21, 2016
Musings on why we read longer books in the winter, with a few suggestions!
3 Picture Books About Hillary Clinton to Show #WereStillWithHer
November 30, 2016
Three picture book biographies of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.