• 15 Kids Explain How They Identify With Books

    15 Kids Explain How They Identify With Books0

    Editor’s Note: Diana Tarant Schmidt’s novel Remember For Me is available to order here. As a writer and teacher, I have often wondered if my middle school students feel connected to characters in books because of gender, race, or cultural background. Here is what I found out: 1. “I am strong-willed, so I loved Drums,

  • 10 Novels About Motherless Children

    10 Novels About Motherless Children0

    Growing up without parents isn’t easy. These fictional motherless children show the perils of being an orphan. 1. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens “The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London,

  • 15 Readers Who Went On A Blind Date With A Book

    15 Readers Who Went On A Blind Date With A Book0

    These adventurous readers went on a blind date with a book, teaching them not to judge a book by its cover. Have you gone on a blind date with a book? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below. 1. So I’m kind of in my happy place right now. Finally get to open

  • The Autobiography Of Satan (Excerpt 1)

    The Autobiography Of Satan (Excerpt 1)0

    Editor’s Note: The Autobiography of Satan (Authorized Edition) by William A. Glasser is available here. Do you want to be one of this world’s damn fools, swallowing everything spoon‑fed to you, or do you want to start thinking for yourself? Why, you ask, with your usual suspicions, should you pay attention to anything I say?

  • 9 Memorable Quotes From Great Baseball Books

    9 Memorable Quotes From Great Baseball Books0

    1. From The Summer Game by Roger Angell: “Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and you have defeated time. You remain forever young. Sitting in the stands, we sense this, if only dimly. The players below us—Mays, DiMaggio, Ruth,

  • 7 Mother-Daughter Superstar Writers

    7 Mother-Daughter Superstar Writers0

    These mother-daughter superstar writing duos prove the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree… 1. Lisa Scottoline and daughter Francesca Serritella 2. Lois Duncan and daughter Kerry Arquette 3. Mary Higgins Clark and daughter Carol Higgins Clark 4. Jodi Picoult and daughter Samantha van Leer 5. Hilma Wolitzer and daughter Meg Wolitzer 6. Jeanne Ray and