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Kids’ Books

By Philippa Dowding

Post-catastrophe dystopia-disguised-as-utopia narratives are a mainstay of literature for teens and have been for years. From The Giver to The Hunger Games, these stories feature citizens with their rights and freedoms subjugated for the “greater ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Shari Green

In Missing Mike, Vancouver Island–based writer Shari Green, known for her award-winning middle-grade verse novels Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, mines the dynamics of loss, change, and ... Read More »

June 18, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction