In the past, I’ve done some fundraising for Shelterbox when disaster has struck. Shelterbox is going to Oklahoma to aid the people who lost their homes, so I am fundraising again, and asking for your help.
What Shelterbox does is make up these LARGE GREEN BOXES that contain high-quality tents…
Diversity in YA: We're still taking submissions on your favorite YA books with Asian American characters!
A reminder: May isn’t over yet, and we’d still love to know which YA books about Asian American characters you’ve enjoyed. If you submitted something and you haven’t seen it posted yet, that’s probably because we’re saving up a bunch of the shorter ones to put in one bigger post. But if you…
It’s been a long but wonderful day. Moved out of my dorm, graduated from college, went out to dinner with my family, and made the three-hour drive home. Strange to think that my undergrad days are over.
‘Seems like Tom here will be washing plates,’ Stani tells the girls. ‘In the kitchen with Ned.’
Still nothing from the two except a bit of irritated surprise on their faces.
Justine is the first to break the silence.
‘If his friends come in, I’m calling the police,’ she tells her uncle.
I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is.
My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…
I chose to be a writer in girlhood because books rescued me. They were the places where I could bring the broken bits and pieces of myself and put them together again, the places where I could dream about alternative realities, possible futures. They let me know firsthand that if the mind was to be the site of resistance, only the imagination could make it so. To imagine, then, was a way to begin the process of transforming reality. All that we cannot imagine will never come into being.