If you are like me, then you can not wait for Ransom Riggs’ second installment in his awesome Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.  So when this cover art (ahem, cover photography) was released I transcended to Nerd Nirvana (yeah, its a thing).  The second installment of Riggs’ wildly fun and strange series is entitled […]

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CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL Hypocrites Ban Acclaimed Comic PERSEPOLIS From Required Reading

On Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) were told to remove the critically acclaimed graphic novel Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, from their libraries.  Teachers, parents, and students formed in alliance and planned a protest held on Friday.  By early Friday afternoon, a statement was released by CPS CEO Barbara Gyrd-Bennett saying the book would not be […]

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Can’t wait for The Hunger Games movie? Why not try these in the meantime…

I complained recently about the lack of kick ass women on TV, but, as one commentator reminded me, there is at least one area where there’s no shortage of strong female characters – YA (young adult) fiction. From Hermione Granger to Lyra Belacqua, these young women are more than a match for the boys, and the […]

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