‘Alex Rider’ ditches the most common adolescent and secret agent tropes, and features a great plot, likable characters, and solid action.
My publisher sent advance pages of my book to judgmental Goodreads critics and other young-adult writers who live angrily in small apartments. An enormous scandal erupted.
Fantasy film wizard Peter Jackson co-wrote the screenplay of this dazzling mishmash of a movie, but don’t expect another epic for the ages here.
‘De-platforming’ dissident voices is the new weapon de jure, and it’s no longer confined to social media or university speaking schedules. It’s affecting publishing and libraries as well.
Young adult fiction is awash in projections of a dystopian future, yet we’re still sliding into that future, and young adults are going along with it.
Kids don’t need potty humor and malicious pranks to start reading books. They just need a good, interesting story.
The stories our kids love often get more gruesome and suggestive when translated from book to screen.
J.K. Rowling may have an army of grown-up children to pile on her Twitter enemies, but she’s still a bad writer. Her adult fans like it because they don’t want to think too hard.
The show’s dark humor and violence evoke a bedtime story told by your strange, Tim-Burton-loving uncle.
Not all books are meant to be faithfully adapted to screens, and the movie adaptation of ‘A Monster Calls’ would have been well-served to avoid it.
Five ways to teach children to enjoy good stories without getting brainwashed.
Young adults aren’t reading much classic literature—but they really should.
Book banning has been defined down to mean making responsible decisions about what reading material is age-appropriate for school children.
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