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Karissa Knox Sorrell

Karissa Knox Sorrell is an ESL teacher, poet, and writer who's lived in Bangkok, Thailand, Nashville, Tennessee, and currently, Lafayette, Louisiana. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and hopes to publish a YA novel someday. Between teaching immigrants, raising two middle schoolers, and writing, Karissa finds time to read about 50 books a year. Twitter: @kksorrell Blog:

Developing Character: An Interview with Debut Author Tabitha Bird

We chatted with debut author Tabitha Bird to discuss her time slip novel, A LIFETIME OF IMPOSSIBLE DAYS.

10 Delightful Personalized Books for Siblings

These personalized books for siblings can help ease the transition into a larger family. A personalized book is always a special treat for a child!

What BBC’s His Dark Materials Adaptation Needs to Get Right

A reader goes over the key components of Philip Pullman's HIS DARK MATERIALS in anticipation of the upcoming BBC miniseries adaptation.

The Literary Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

I was shocked to hear that Rachel Held Evans passed away last week. Rachel was a prophet to my generation: ...

10 Books About Girls Who Code

Know a kid who codes or is interested in STEM? Check out these fun and informative children's books about girls who code and help them level up!

12 Young Adult Books That Address Religion

These YA books about religion take the complex nature of spirituality and intertwine it with the everyday experiences of regular teens.

30 Teen Book Bloggers, Bookstagrammers, and BookTubers You Should Be Following

I love it when I meet teenagers who read. As a lover of books, especially young adult books, I enjoy ...

40 Bookish Needle Minders for Cross Stitchers

Literary cross-stitch patterns are wildly popular right now, and experienced stitchers know how easy it is to lose a needle! ...

Literary Tourism: Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a bustling, colorful city full of music, food, culture, and a wealth of literary destinations. I was a ...

12 Irresistible Books About Sloths For Children And Adults

Do you remember this video of Kristen Bell crying with joy because Dax Shepard had arranged a visit from a ...

10 Books Set in Louisiana to Read This Mardi Gras, Plus a King Cake Recipe!

Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with these excellent books set in Louisiana, including YA, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and even a King Cake recipe!

HERETICS ANONYMOUS Has an Interfaith Message for All of Us

It was the cover that drew me to this book. A piece of burned toast, with the imprint of an ...

5 Compelling YA Books About Second-Generation Immigrants

Pick up these five YA books about second-generation immigrants that tell stories about teens with nuance and authenticity.