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February 15, 2020

January 2020

January 2020 Issue


Jane against the World
by Karen Blumenthal

​In her latest work of nonfiction for young adults, Sibert-nominated Blumenthal (Six Days in October, 2002) plunges headfirst into the murky waters surrounding not just the complex history of the Roe v. Wade landmark case, but of the century in American history that led to the ruling.

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The Rights of All Women
by Maggie Reagan

In a roundabout way, I was named after the protagonist of Paul Zindel’s My Darling, My Hamburger. It was one of my mom’s favorite books. She talked about it a lot when I was younger (that title really stuck with me), so obviously I had absolutely no interest in reading it.

Trade Secrets: Supporting Teen Mental Health
by Danielle Jones

Over the past few years, there’s been a surge in tween and YA books exploring mental health.

The Shelf Care Interview: Chris Ferrie

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to Chris Ferrie, award-winning physicist and popular author of science books for children about his new series, the Everyday Science Academy. 

Writers & Readers: The Invisible Language of Medicine
by Carol Cassella

​My business card introduces me as a physician and a novelist. This presented a design quandary, given that I can’t separate one from the other and still comprehend who and what I am. But as the two nouns can’t be merged, even by the best Scrabble player, one must come first.

Top 10 Health & Wellness for Youth: 2020
by Ronny Khuri

​As discussion on mental health increases and women’s reproductive rights endure continued attacks, we present our first Top 10 list for health and wellness titles, including fiction and nonfiction resources for middle-grade and young-adult readers in need of education or understanding.

Top 10 Health and Wellness: 2020
by Donna Seaman

From a lively tour of the human body to diagnoses of what ails our healthcare system to moving accounts of coping with dementia and a hair-raising account of an Ebola outbreak, the best health and wellness books of the past 12 months illuminate our quest for public and private well-being. 

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