Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippencott

“I’m not a doctor or scientist, so it’s not likely that I’ll be developing cures for various diseases any time soon. But, I do like to talk about books. So, when I can share voices and stories of young people who experience adversity like this, I make a point to do so. Maybe those young people will feel less alone because they see themselves in the literature they read.’

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

This Friday we have a guest blogger: please welcome District 323 community member, Amy Salamon! How can I leave my mark on the world? What do kids in 1450 Constantinople have to do with me? And who says ancient stories like The Odyssey are irrelevant when much newer and exciting media is being made? Fortunately, …

Shadow of Night (#2 in All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness

“No, Diana can save herself. She even saves her significant other, Matthew de Clairmont on more than one occasion. This pattern continues in the second installment of the trilogy Shadow of Night.”

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

“I love this book for what it tells my students: no matter what life hands you, no matter how difficult it may be, surround yourself with people who cheer you on and hold on to your power, talent, and inherent worth. Don’t let anyone try to tell you you aren’t worthy because of x,y, or z. Because they are wrong.”