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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted 5 months ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adoption, animals, diversity , early literacy, emotions, families, friends, gender identity, insects fiction, love, marriage, picture books, same sex marriage and weddings

A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted about 1 year ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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