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Kelly Jensen

Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

15 Sweet Kid Lit-Inspired Cakes

What happens when you cross your favorite kid lit title with a little food creativity? You get some really rocking ...

On “Slut Shelves” and Eating Our Own In Fiction

Slut: a woman who has many sexual encounters. Slut: a word that has grown exponentially in use over the last ...

We Need Bigger Megaphones for Diversity in Kid Lit

Last week, BookCon announced their event’s lineup of blockbuster kid lit panelists. Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, Rick Riordan, and Lemony ...

15 years of SPEAK: An Interview with Laurie Halse Anderson

It’s fifteen years since Laurie Halse Anderson’s young adult novel Speak was first published. Speak is an enduring novel that has a significant place ...

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

  For this month’s edition of “Beyond the Bestsellers,” I’m going to do something a little bit different. This series ...

A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

The first woman of YA — and the first person to be recognized as a YA author — started out ...

Be Brave: 7 Awesome Pieces of DIVERGENT Swag

Now that you’ve gotten your Divergent on, in both book form and film form, why not express your passion for ...

The Ladies Have Always Kicked Ass: Why We Talk About Gender, Books, and Criticism

Last week’s release of the annual VIDA count highlighted yet again that the influential review world favors male authors and ...

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read “The Lunar Chronicles” by Marissa Meyer

Over the last few months, I’ve talked about a lot of contemporary/realistic YA fiction on Beyond the Bestsellers, including next ...

Love and Libations: 7 YA Books and Beverages for a Romantic Night of Reading

Are you planning a quieter Valentine’s Day of curling up with a book and a drink? I thought it could ...