The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and banning books for teens

I started picking my own books, with little to no supervision, by the time I was 11. That’s about when I stopped having any supervision in general, so no big

Who’s reading YA books?

This is interesting. I knew that adults were big buyers of YA, but I had no idea just how big. According to Publishers Weekly, “Readers 18 and older accounted for

Happy Easter!

Hoping everyone has a happy Easter and Passover. Don’t forget allergy-friendly desserts (like this fruit salad).

The (food allergy) matrix

This Boston Globe article is full of good info about dining out with food allergies, with an emphasis on what certain Massachusetts establishments are doing. Led by chef Ming Tsai,

Eleanor & Park, the movie

What’s great about the news that Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park will be made into a film, scheduled to start shooting in 2015? 1. More people will read this excellent

Springy allergy-friendly treats

Oh, hey there, seasonal treats without eggs, nuts, or dairy. DIY Chocolate Matzo with Divvies Chocolate Chips and Easter Jelly Beans , also by Divvies. I’m tempted to make a

Another great food allergy conference

In the next few months, families dealing with food allergies will have two excellent opportunities to learn, share and meet others dealing with the same situation. I already mentioned the

FARE National Food Allergy Conference

Mark your calendars for the inaugural FARE National Food Allergy Conference, scheduled for June 21-23, 2014 in Rosemont, IL. I have attended a few food allergy conferences, and I found


“I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.” Wonder by R.J. Palacio Yes, I’m late

Author bands

Tiger Beat Performs at YA’ll Fest 2013 I just found out that there’s another “writer” band around: Tiger Beat, made up of YA authors Libba Bray, Barnabas Miller, Daniel Ehrenhaft,