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Postcards Of Kindness is What We Need Right Now – Here’s How to Make Them Bookish

Postcards of Kindness is a UK initiative to get postcards to people in nursing homes. Here's how on school librarian turned it into a bookish project.

A Disability Rights Perspective on Lisbeth Salander

How the intersecting systems of mental health, social services, and criminal justice have failed Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

The Complex Trauma Bond at the Heart of MY DARK VANESSA

Taking a close look at the trauma bond, depictions of sexual assault, and the victim of assault in Kate Elizabeth Russell’s MY DARK VANESSA.

Reading Time: The Importance of the Prison Library

On the importance of prison libraries to people who are incarcerated, and on the policies and backlash against stripping access to library resources.

In Defense of Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of GINGERBREAD

Taking a close look at one fictional, shifty, fairytale region. Consider Druhástrana, the Nightmare Country of Helen Oyeyemi's GINGERBREAD.

With COVID-19, Library Staff Should Not Be Required to Report to Work

Breaking down the many reasons why library staff should not have to report to work as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 on a global level.

Doing No Harm: A Look at Writing Suicide and Self-Harm in Fiction

A look at guidelines to representing suicide and self-harm in fiction, and how and why fiction writers might be able to use these guidelines in their work.

5 Reasons Why We Need More College YA

YA fiction is so often focused on people in late middle school and high school. But what about college students? That's where college YA comes in.

Gen Z’s Relationship With Reading

A Generation Z reader sets about rectifying some of the negative statements around Gen Z’s relationship with reading and libraries.

When Not to DNF

If you're struggling with whether or not to finish a book, consider these points and make up your mind about when not to DNF.

Rereading THE GIRL WITH THE SILVER EYES

One reader returned to a childhood favorite, THE GIRL WITH THE SILVER EYES, re-reading the main character as a metaphor for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

5 Reasons To Go To a Book Signing

This reader thinks you should take yourself to your favorite author's next book signing. Here's why.

The Writer’s Perfect Pen

One reader considers how great writing accelerates with the perfect pen.

Exploring the Transformative Power of Anger through Graphic Novels

Emotions aren't positive or negative; it's what we do with them that matters. And if we allow it, anger gets things done. Let graphic novels show you how.

The Connection Between Jane Austen’s EMMA and AMÉLIE

Taking a look at the striking similarities between Jane Austen's EMMA and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's AMÉLIE, as well as the protagonists' differences.