April – National Garden Month

Spring is here! If you haven’t already started planning this year’s garden it’s time to get a move on. Every April communities, organizations, and individuals nationwide celebrate gardening during National Garden Month. Gardeners know, and research confirms, that nurturing plants is good for us: attitudes toward health and nutrition improve,…

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Sci-Fi Review: Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

Be warned, spoilers are ahead! I’ll be talking about some plot points of Scythe as well as Thunderhead in this review, especially after the break. I just finished Thunderhead, the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman, and it certainly delivers. If you’re not familiar,…

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Solid Reads for Shaky Times: Mental Health in YA

The truth is it’s not always easy to talk about mental health. If you’re worried about a friend, it can be hard to find the words. And if you’re struggling yourself, you may not always know where to look for support. No matter what your experience with tough times, we…

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