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How Old Is Too Old for a Main Character?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.29.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I adore my agent. He's one of the wisest and nicest men I've ever met in my life and I trust him completely. Still, I was nonplussed. Why shouldn't my book start with the point of view of a woman in her fifties?

The Book We Need To Stop Reading To Little Boys

Lynn Messina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lynn Messina

None of this misogyny rings true for a contemporary fourth-grade boy. Fourth-grade boys in 2013 know better. First-grade boys do. My own son knows that girls can do anything boys can do. It's not even a question.

Curse You Evelyn Wood -- And All You Speed Reading Book Demons

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 10.02.2013 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

All authors like fan letters. But indie authors (what we who are not published by the six big behemoths of American book companies call ourselves) love fan letters. It means that we somehow got on someone's radar and that makes us blipping happy.

Will Booze for Books Shake and Stir Communities?

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.11.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

These days, to youth librarians, Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables and Hop on Pop are not just kid's book titles but also cocktails.

There Are No Boy Books

Charles London | Posted 10.31.2011 | Books
Charles London

Reluctant readers, it seems, like fart jokes. They also seem to like gross food, nonstop action, and the occasional illustration. For those not in the business, the term "reluctant reader" tends to be a synonym for "boy."

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.31.2011 | Sports
Holly Cara Price

Whether or not the weather in the New York area tells us otherwise as we look into the maw of yet another possible nor'easter, today marks the officia...

Book Reviews: How Will They Stay Relevant? 17 Major Critics Speak Out (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

What is the future of criticism in the world of the internet? Will the younger generation need to be addressed differently or will the old verities do? Read on, to find out what these significant voices in American criticism have to say.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Greg Mortenson Helps Kids Escape Life as "Slum-Dogs"

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Naazish YarKhan

Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson and his charity Central Asia Institute, have got to be one of my favorite success stories.