The Gift of Reading
Donating books is a humble act of charity with huge rewards. by Tracy Bryan
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Trailing Joy: My Wish For You

Kristen Heimerl

Throughout my posts, I’ve shared my development philosophy and approach, peppering my advice with the useful (and hard) lessons I learned as a neophyte squeezing her way into the publishing industry. Now I’m tasked with the most difficult job of all: distilling the essential lesson of this series!
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Are You Still There Margaret?

Children's literature that thoughtfully explores challenging themes should be embraced, not banned, by parents and educators.

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Author Caroline Magerl Visits the United Kingdom

Join Caroline Magerl on a fun and fascinating trip through two very special galleries in the United Kingdom.

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A poem inspired by an experience at the Sydney Aquarium. more stories & poetry »
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The Hate U Give written by Angie Thomas

Starr Carter lives in the black ghetto of Garden Heights but goes to private Williamson High School in a very white suburb. Her being is split between the be-careful-to-show the right Williamson Starr and the slangy ghetto Starr. Her life implodes when her best friend Khalil is shot by a cop.

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Ivana Beschreiben edits "The Tardy Horseman"

COMING SOON! CWG Online will be featuring edits of reader-submitted manuscripts! This article (and the other examples) provides a demonstration of how our online edits will work. Our editors' comments on manuscripts can be toggled on and off at the appropriate point in the manuscript, and a full legend of editing symbols is available for basic changes. Take a preview, and perhaps submit a manuscript of your own!

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Highlights Magazine

Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, "I loved your book. Will you write me another one?"

Kate DiCamillo