Category Archives: Young Adult Fiction

Word Love (and Hate)

Welcome to our 117th Road Trip Wednesday! Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and…

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Footloose: Part One

Deconstructing Footloose: Part One Happy New Year.  I have no resolutions. Well, I have them, somewhere in the back of my loony-toon mind I’m sure they’re floating around..it’s just, well, whatever they are, I won’t keep them so what’s the…

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Raul and me

One of the great things about teaching at YSU is that I get to hang with fabulous writers like Raul Hernandez Ortega, a children’s author and poet.  Raul lives in Cuba with his wife and son but visited Youngstown a…

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Book Review: THE QUEEN OF KENTUCKY

The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker “Fourteen-year-old Kentucky girl Ricki Jo Winstead, who would preferred to be called Ericka, thank you very much, is eager to shed her farmer’s daughter roots and become part of the popular crowd at…

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