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Regina Brooks

Blog Entries by Regina Brooks

Taking Timeless Classics for a Modern-Day Ride: Adaptations for Today's Generation

Posted March 9, 2010 | 14:28:23 (EST)

It's a complaint that's been around for as long as there have been classics for teachers to assign to students: kids just don't want to read them. Shakespeare? Too many wherefores and thous. Hawthorne? Like pulling teeth. Bronte? Pure torture!

Doubtless those students that do their homework and slog through...

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Kids' Lit: Beyond Paper Books

Posted February 16, 2010 | 14:38:27 (EST)

Since the advent of the Amazon Kindle and its successors -- before, even -- everyone in the book business has been wondering and fretting over the future of the book. Will e-books completely take over? Are we witnessing the death of the paper book? The arguments fly back and forth,...

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Off the Shelf and on to the Big Screen!

Posted November 6, 2009 | 18:07:14 (EST)

More and more, the titles showing up in movie previews are familiar -- you've seen them on your bookshelf. It's true for both adult books (think The Time Traveler's Wife and The Notebook) and teen reads, but arguably the move from the Young Adult novel to big screen has been...

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From Fiction to Fashion Statement: YA Books Spawn New Fashion Trends

Posted October 26, 2009 | 08:50:57 (EST)

Teen interest in fashion is at an all-time high, and it's hard to pin down 'what's hot' and 'what's not' from month to month. It's helpful, of course, to look to the usual magazines, and to shows like Project Runway, but that's only scratching the surface. The role models...

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