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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.

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 ...

Book Lists for Every Type of Reader: A Roundup of “Bests”

Every January, librarians, educators, and other members of the American Library Association’s (ALA) various divisions gather to hash out a ...

Black History in YA Fiction: A Time Line

It’s black history month, and rather than offer up a straightforward book list of young adult titles that highlight aspects ...

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read Ellen Hopkins

Ellen Hopkins is not only a New York Times Bestselling author, she’s a perennially popular author. No matter how many ...

The Value of Young Reading Experiences

Some of the most pivotal things we ever learn come from the books we read when we are young. In ...

2014 YA Fiction Preview: 60 Titles for Your January – June Radar

Fan of young adult fiction or want to get started reading YA fiction? Here’s a roundup of 60 titles to ...

What Are Grown-Ups Afraid of in YA Books?

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Beyond the Bestsellers: So You’ve Read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

You’ve discovered next reads for the “Divergent” series and for Sarah Dessen so far in the “Beyond the Bestsellers,” but ...

Green Light YA Reads: A Flowchart

One of the most popular requests I get in the library is for YA books that are appropriate for virtually ...

Celebrity “READ” Posters Of The 80s and 90s

Those of us who work in libraries or have spent many hours in them can tell you one of the ...

Five Great Hunger Games/Catching Fire Parody Videos

Itching for Catching Fire to just be in theaters already? How about some parody videos of Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games and Catching Fire to ward off ...

The Girl Myth in YA Fiction (And Beyond)

The topic of likability is one that gets played out a lot when it comes to female characters in fiction. ...

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