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Celebrate World Teachers’ Day with me and Grammarly!

I don’t know about you, but teachers have always been important to me. When I was little, before my younger sister started school, one of my favorite things to do was play school. I was the teacher, and my sister was the student. I have no idea whether my sister learned anything, but I was clearly influenced by my teachers up till that time. As I got older, I realized that I didn’t want to be a teacher myself, but it never changed how important I know they are. So today, on World Teachers’ Day, not only did I want to celebrate my five favorite teachers, but also call attention to the people who haven’t been as lucky as I am with regards to the educators who came into their life. Read more →

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Cover Reveal: True Born by L.E. Sterling

Okay, so I know that up till now I haven’t participated in a lot of purely promotional posts on YABookShelf.com, but today I wanted to share the cover of a book that I’m really excited to read. True Born releases on May 3, 2016 from Entangled TEEN, and it was written by L.E. Sterling, a Canadian author who happens to be an… Read more →


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read / Want To Read

While I participated in other memes over the last 5 years+ that I’ve been blogging, that Instagram post was my first time having some top ten fun, and this week, for the first time ever, I attempted to do Top Ten Tuesday on my blog. I’m a huge fan of fairytale retellings, so I thought this was a great time to share some of the ones I loved and some others that I hope to read soon. Read more →


Representations in YA Lit: My Veg/Vegan TBR List

[F]rom comments I read on Goodreads or speaking to other readers and authors, it seems like there are a range of representations in the books below, including the experience of a teen who seems to use vegetarianism or veganism as a means of restricting or controlling the food they eat in a way that may be unhealthy in The Art of Falling for example. While I do think it’s possible to have a healthy vegetarian or vegan diet, some teens and adults might not go about in the right way, which makes this story just as necessary as one where there isn’t any problems represented. Read more →