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Ten years ago, when my daughter was little, I read too many picture books about princesses who sit around waiting to be rescued. In response, I wrote my own tale about a princess who faces a dragon, starts a business, and saves the kingdom. Today, it finally hits the shelves, with wonderful art from Raissa Figueroa. It got a great review from School Library Journal: "This essential purchase smashes societal barriers erected against gender"! [more inside]
How To Remember Everything: Tips And Tricks To Become A Memory Master
As a kid, I struggled with any subject that required memorization. As an adult, I found out that there are specific techniques to make memorizing things much easier. I was glad to master a new skill. BUT WHY DID NOBODY TEACH ME THIS STUFF SOONER? It would have made school so much easier! I’m a former contributor to The Onion, and I’ve written for The New Yorker, the BBC, and HBO, and I’m a big believer in Beverly Cleary’s advice: “If you don’t see the book you want on the shelves, write it.” So, I wrote the book I wish I could have read at age 12. It’s a funny, kid-friendly guide to remembering… well, everything. [more inside]
12 Awesome Women of the Stage
12 Awesome Women of the Stage (You've Never Heard Of) is published as the third in a series for 10-13 year olds. It is the third in a series which highlights the achievements and legacies of women that young people may never have heard of. It takes a look at the lives and careers of women both on the stage and behind the curtain. JumpMag (the publisher) is an advertising free, girl-positive environment, which aims to create opportunities for young people and provide role models for young women. [more inside]