More 2017 Teen Books We Love

If you're loving our annual Best of the Best lists, here are even more noteworthy books for teens published in 2017.  If you loved Nowhere Girls but want something more light-hearted, try Moxie. Inspired by her mom's Riot Grrrl days, Viv self-publishes her own zine to protest the sexual harassment taking place in her high…
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A Century of Science Fiction Legend Arthur C. Clarke

As we approach the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s birth on December 16, it's hard to say which of the foundational elements he contributed to science fiction is the most compelling. Clarke lived his life at the intersection of the genre, believing profoundly in the power of fiction to ignite the imagination while championing real-world scientific efforts…
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Holiday in Space

My usual Christmas blog means pulling out some favorite crime or supernatural novels of the year (savory reads as opposed to sweet), but this year I decided to do a fantasy/scifi rewind. After seeing an English Beat concert recently, I remembered it can actually be fun to visit the ghosts of your past—especially if ska…
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Boxing Movies for Boxing Day

The day after Christmas, known as Boxing Day, does not refer to disappointed kids fueled by candy canes and sugar cookies wanting to slug it out! It was the day when many British service workers received their “Christmas Boxes” of gifts or gratuities and were allowed the day off to visit friends and family. But the…
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Crowdfunding Your Small Business

Funding your small business is perhaps the most important aspect of owning and running a business. While some have access to capital through their own personal wealth, family and friends, or access to credit, others sometimes need to think outside the box. One increasingly popular and non-traditional way to raise funds is through crowdfunding. If…
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A Novel Idea: Women Coming of Age in the Patriarchy

Women often don't fare well in patriarchal societies, yet somehow these societies continue. However, there is female rebellion, especially in the young realizing that they are about to become adults and responsible for propagating the culture. If you liked Gather the Daughters (see my review  here), then here are more books, but set in the recent…
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