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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.

One Day Can Change Your Life: YA Stories Set in 24 Hours (or Less)

There’s something fun about a book that takes place in a super short period of time. Especially if that period ...

Let’s Talk About “Censorship”

Last week, a fellow Rioter wrote a thought-provoking piece about why she couldn’t finish a reread of classic Gone With the ...

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read DIVERGENT

“Beyond the Bestsellers” is a new feature I hope to run at least once a month that highlights YA books ...

Articles and Studies I’d Love to Read About YA Lit

I think if I have to read one more confession from an adult who reads YA books, I might have ...

On the “Banned” Wagon: The Month in Book Challenges

Banned Books Week is a annual “celebration” to raise awareness about books that have been challenged or banned — it’s ...

Hunger Games Covers From Around The World

September 14 marks the fifth anniversary of the publication of Suzanne Collins’ world-wide phenomenon The Hunger Games. Since it came out ...

Books for Boys and Books for Girls: Problems with Gendered Reading

We can be our own worst enemies when it comes to teaching kids how to love reading. We tell boys ...

Doing Time: Stories of Juvenile Delinquents

I finished watching Orange is the New Black a few weeks ago, and what really stuck with me was the way the ...

Five Books to Watch For in September

September is jam-packed with a lot of great new releases — it’s a nice send-off to summer and a welcome ...

LEGO Libraries and Bookstores

No one needs to tell book lovers about the joy and wonders of exploring a library or a bookstore. But ...