Posts tagged Young Adult

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For the most part, it was the traces my students left behind in my heart that inspired me. Every once in a while, though, the physical objects they left behind in my classroom played a role.

I’ll never forget finding a note from one of my male students to his girlfriend (also a student) that was so sexually explicit I struggled to look her in the eye after reading it. The intense bravado and sexism of that letter was something I returned to as I wrote in Azael’s voice — especially before he gets so scared that his macho persona starts to slip away.

Another time, one of my students — one who was constantly writing and drawing on my desks — left behind his black book of designs for me to look at. Even though it didn’t change how I felt about him marking up my desks (or how often he had to clean them) it gave me a different perspective of his need to make a mark on the world around him. That’s something that definitely impacted how I portray Azael’s street art and tagging.

Ashley Hope Pérez’s Inspirations and Influences and writing The Knife and the Butterfly. 

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Today’s awesome Books of Wonder book haul:
The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce (out of print)The Far Side of Evil by Sylvia Engoahl (out of print, but available as an ebook)The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip
(Just $3 a pop for these only slightly worn, excellent SF/F titles! You can’t beat that.)

Today’s awesome Books of Wonder book haul:

The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce (out of print)
The Far Side of Evil by Sylvia Engoahl (out of print, but available as an ebook)
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip

(Just $3 a pop for these only slightly worn, excellent SF/F titles! You can’t beat that.)

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Insurgent, Veronica Roth’s sequel to awesome debut novel Divergent, has received a cover. Not crazy about the trippy swirly tree art, but VERY excited that Insurgent will be out May 2012! Via EW.

Insurgent, Veronica Roth’s sequel to awesome debut novel Divergent, has received a cover. Not crazy about the trippy swirly tree art, but VERY excited that Insurgent will be out May 2012! Via EW.

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The lovely Ms. Mead posted the original first chapter of Bloodlines, as told from Adrian’s perspective. Check it out.

The lovely Ms. Mead posted the original first chapter of Bloodlines, as told from Adrian’s perspective. Check it out.