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Taylor S.

By day, Taylor is your run of the mill, cardigan-wearing librarian, but by night, she is a cross-stitching, history-loving, classic-movie-watching baker who is carrying on a continuous attempt to sew her own capsule wardrobe. She is probably reading two or three books at any given time.

The Latest From Taylor S.

Damsels in Distress and Other Non-Existent Things: 5 YA Fairy Tale Retellings 

Damsels in Distress and Other Non-Existent Things: 5 YA Fairy Tale Retellings  These fairy tales aren’t full of your normal damsels in distress, knights in shining armor, and one-dimensional evil queens. In this list, we are here to bring you some fantastic, intersectional fairy tale retellings that will make your heart soar, your spirit sing,… read more >>

5 YA Non-Fiction Books About Human Rights

5 YA Non-Fiction Books About Human Rights  December is National Human Rights Month, but that’s not the only time you’re allowed to read these books. With International Human Rights Day falling on December 10th this year, you are just in time to get started on your journey of self-education and reflection in regards to civil and human… read more >>

Auroras and Sad Prose: Taylor Swift’s Studio Albums and Their Perfect YA Counterparts

Taylor Swift is, among many things, a legend, constantly breaking records and creating new standards for music. Her award-winning music landed her in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2015 for the most Teen Choice Awards ever awarded to a single person. She currently has 26 of these awards, which is two more than she… read more >>

Ego Crush is So Severe: YA Books That Align with Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour album

Sour album cover

If you’re like I am, you haven’t been able to stop listening to Olivia Rodrigo’s album, Sour, since it came out this summer. For those of you who don’t know, Olivia Rodrigo emerged from the Disney world after starring in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, which is definitely a mouthful, and dove headfirst onto the angsty pop-rock… read more >>

The Grimm Origins of Your Favorite Movies

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There are few storytellers as notable as the Brothers Grimm. Known for their dark versions of popular fairy tales, Jacob Grimm and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm get in motion many a motion picture inspired by their dark tales. The two brothers always had a love of folklore and legend and often gathered stories from people in various communities… read more >>

Teens Can Write Too!

teen writing a story on laptop

Teens Can Write Too: 7 Teen Authors Who Wrote Books for Teens.   1) Christopher Paolini was 15 years old when he started writing his epic, dragon-centric The Inheritance Cycle series. It took some time, but the first three books (Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr) were published by the age of 19 and became international bestsellers. There are now four books in the series (he’s working on… read more >>