Martine Leavitt’s My Book of Life by Angel

Leavitt, Martine. My Book of Life by Angel. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2012. Print. Genre: YA novel in verse Summary: A diary written in verse from the point of view of a prostitute in Toronto. Angel is young and hooked on drugs. Her pimp, Call, abuses her mentally and tries… Continue reading Martine Leavitt’s My Book of Life by Angel

Chrysalis and Entropy: A Celebration of Adolescence

(Migrated post. Content originally published 10/2013 on jennifermichellemason.blogpsot.com.) I have a monthly Google calendar reminder to check on several interesting children’s/YA publishing industry related blogs. Actually, I have many calendar reminders set to pretty much boss me around day-to-day and month-to-month. Many of the tasks I set up on a revolving basis are treats. Like… Continue reading Chrysalis and Entropy: A Celebration of Adolescence