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Back2School: CK Kelly Martin! (10/2/2014) - I graduated from high school way back in 1986 but every year, in the run up to the Labour Day weekend, I feel a twinge of anxiety during back to school commercials. Okay, a little more than a twinge. Let’s call it trepidation. Roughly once a year (although not always at summer’s end) I dream […]
Back2School: Deborah Kerbel (10/1/2014) - As my kids head back to class, I can’t help thinking about my own school days. So much has changed since the 70’s and 80’s – and I’m not even talking about the music. Or the fashions. It’s strange to see how many of the subjects I took as a kid are completely extinct now. […]
Telling the Stories We Can’t Afford to Forget (9/19/2014) - As generations go by and we lose the people who can offer first-hand accounts, the written record of this era, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, is what will keep the memories alive. Freda may never have existed, but she is a survivor who, I hope, will reach young readers today and in the future, and remain a living reminder, as well as an inspiration.
Lisa Harrington Is Back, and She’s Here to Stay (9/17/2014) - Everyone who read Live to Tell has been looking forward to a new book from Lisa Harrington, and wondering if a writer who pulled off such brilliance with one book could do it again. I’m pleased to report that Twisted is proof that Lisa is a gifted and important YA writer who is going to be a big name for a long time to come.
A Naïve Dream that a Book can Make the World a Better Place (9/15/2014) - Serena is a 15-year-old girl in a world that sexualizes and shames young women. You need to read her story.
Back2School (9/9/2014) - We wrangled some of our DCB authors and had them tell us some stuff about their school days. Check out their guest blogs all month, and be sure to enter our BIG BOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY, including our entire 2014 front list!
Back2School: Lisa Harrington (9/5/2014) - We wrangled some of our DCB authors and had them tell us some stuff about their school days. Check out their guest blogs all month, and be sure to enter our BIG BOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY, including our entire 2014 front list! Featuring: Twisted by Lisa Harrington.
Back2School: Helaine Becker! (9/5/2014) - We wrangled some of our DCB authors and had them tell us some stuff about their school days. Check out their guest blogs all month, and be sure to enter our BIG BOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY, including our entire 2014 front list! Featuring: Gottika by Helaine Becker.
Back2School: Eric Murphy (9/5/2014) - We wrangled some of our DCB authors and had them tell us some stuff about their school days. Check out their guest blogs all month, and be sure to enter our BIG BOOK PRIZE GIVEAWAY, including our entire 2014 front list! Featuring: The Phantom's Gold by Eric Murphy.
Against Trolling Against YA (6/11/2014) - Well, look at all of us, freaking out because someone disparaged adult readers of YA.
Awards Announcements for May 2014 (5/15/2014) - An OLA White Pine win, and two MYRCA nominations!
‘Live to Tell ‘ nominated for the 2013 OLA White Pine Award (10/21/2013) - Live to Tell by Lisa Harrington has been nominated for the 2013 OLA White Pine Award!
Christine Walde on her new novel, ‘Burning from the Inside’ (9/16/2013) - Christine Walde answers our questions about writing, graffiti, and her hot new novel, Burning from the Inside.
Welcome to the New DCB Website! (9/5/2013) - We've relaunched our website to make it even easier for you to discover our authors and books! Read on to discover some of our new features.
26 Sleepless Nights: A To-Do List by Deborah Kerbel (10/11/2012) - In the 2012 GG-nominated Young Adult novel Under the Moon, 15-year-old Lily stays awake for 26 nights (!!!). What would YOU do if you didn't have to sleep for 26 nights? The book's author, Deborah Kerbel, has some suggestions.