Category Archives: Non-fiction
Free Audiobooks for Teens!
This week’s free audiobooks for teens include “The School that Escaped the Nazis” and Plato’s “Republic.” From AudioFile’s Sync program. Continue reading
Happy Book Birthday: Dogs and Humans
In her chapbook memoir, The Mortality of Dogs and Humans, Victoria Waddle explores her (our) relationship with dogs, the joy and comfort of their companionship, and the lessons they can teach us about being better humans. Continue reading
Serious Summer Reading
Want beach reads but summer is your only chance to read intellectually stimulating books? The solution: A ‘Serious Summer Reading’ list. Continue reading
Girlz ’n the Hood
Girlz ‘n the Hood: A Memoir of Mama in South Central Los Angeles by Mary Hill-Wagner Hill-Wagner is one of eleven children who grew up with an often single mother in South Central LA. Though her mother worked as a … Continue reading
The Groveland Four
An article in yesterday’s LA Times about the ‘Groveland Four’ being exonerated (they are all dead) caught my eye. I happened to have just finished reading a great book about the case: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland … Continue reading
Time to Support the Local Literary Scene
Note: I have this up on my VictoriaWaddle.com blog, but am adding here because several of the books recommended below would be great for teen reads and in high school libraries. As shut down orders were put in place to … Continue reading
Inlandia Journeys Teen Issue is Live!
Submerged by Shaina Boal I’m so excited about the latest teen issue of Inlandia, which is live now! “Despite the notion that we are voiceless, it seems to me that the challenge of a good creative writing instructor is to … Continue reading
The Teen Issue of Inlandia will be Out Soon!
So excited about the second annual teen issue of Inlandia: A Literary Journey! Submissions were open to all Inland Empire teens. Ten ten editors selected the pieces that will be in the journal–art, photos, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, microworks, and reviews. … Continue reading
Absurd Science Questions and Answers: What If?
Absurd Science Questions and Answers: What If? is a great book for divergent thinkers. Continue reading
Ontario Teen Book Fest // Submission Deadline
Inlandia Submissions Deadline for Teen Issue is Days Away! March 15! Submit Now! If you are a teen living in the Inland Empire, don’t miss your chance for publication in the online journal Inlandia: A Literary Journey. The deadline is … Continue reading