Being Different and Confronting Change: A Review of The Someday Birds

Twelve-year-old Charlie, the second of four children, is struggling with his journalist father’s hospitalization, the result of a brain injury in Afghanistan. Charlie, who is autistic, remembers how therapists worked to help him communicate, but now his single father and…

Focus on the William Morris Award : M-E Girard and Girl Mans Up

Welcome to the first of two reviews of William Morris Award finalists, given by the Young Adult Library Services Association of ALA (YALSA) to outstanding debut YA novels! Today’s finalist is M-E Girard’s Girl Mans Up, published by HarperTeen. Set…