Monthly Archives: August 2012

Renegade Raging Grannies sing funny, strong song about “legitimate rape”

I was incensed when Todd Akin said that “legitimate rape” victims don’t get pregnant. What a horrible, inaccurate, frightening message for rape survivors, for women. As an incest and ritual abuse survivor who was forcibly impregnated, it really upset and … Continue reading

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New Phone App Helps You Get Safety & Tell Your Location

As a survivor of incest and ritual abuse (cults), I always wanted to be saved while I was being abused. But how could I tell anyone when my life was being threatened? I was too afraid to speak aloud (they … Continue reading

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Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch is $1.89 on Amazon

One of my top favorite strong-girl picture books, The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, is only $1.89 on Amazon as an ebook,, and $1.99 at B&N for the Nook. If you like strong-girl characters and great picture books, or … Continue reading

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Hunger Games ebook on sale for $1.99 on Amazon

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is one of my very favorite books. It is beautifully and powerfully written, with a strong kick-ass girl protagonist who defies and defeats an oppressive society. I love it so much I refer to … Continue reading

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Free teacher’s guides for Lois Duncan’s YA novels

Lois Duncan has written teacher’s guides for at least 8 of her YA suspense novels–and the teacher’s guides are free to download! They include guides for my favorites–Down A Dark Hall, The Third Eye, Stranger With My Face, Locked In … Continue reading

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Scars readers left comments in back of library book

A woman I’ve met walking Petal in the mornings told me today that she just got Scars out of the library and read it, found it moving & important (and she couldn’t stop thinking about my arm), AND that teens … Continue reading

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I have a loving community and had my first really good birthday

I think I just had my first truly good birthday! And an incredible birthday party/Monica Hughes Award celebration with many people who care about me. Birthdays, and the time leading up to them (and for a while after) are usually … Continue reading

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Guest Post by YA and children’s author C Lee McKenzie on her new middle-grade Alligators Overhead

Today YA and children’s author C L McKenzie joins us to talk about her new middle-grade novel Alligators Overhead. It’s available in paperback ($12.95) and kindle ($2.99), as well as on Barnes and Noble and Smashwords, so no matter what … Continue reading

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Free Banned Books Week Posters, Clipart, and more

Get some great free printable Banned Books Week posters, clipart,brochures of banned and challenged books by year (scroll to the bottom of the page), and more through ABFFE. They are also having a sale on their Banned Books Week products. … Continue reading

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Download free YA audiobook, and enter to win 1 of 10 copies of YA novel Deviants

This week only, you can download YA audiobook Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy for free. AND you can also enter to win 1 of 10 copies of the YA novel Deviants (Dust Chronicles #1) by Maureen McGowan on GoodReads, Aug … Continue reading

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