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For College Applications, Ditch these 6 Old Rules

Well-meaning parents all want to help their kids succeed in the college application process. But they often don’t realize how much the application process has changed since they themselves applied. Former admissions officers Anna Ivey and…
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Are Teen Drivers Aware of the Risks?

Few things can make parents’ hearts sink to their stomachs more than seeing their teenagers behind the wheel of the car, leaving for a night out with friends. No matter how much you trust your teen, the fact is that car accidents are the…
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4 Tips to Give Your Teen Some Freedom & Keep Your Peace of Mind

Teenagers pose many dilemmas for parents, and one of the biggest is determining how much freedom to allow. “There’s such a fine line—they have one foot in childhood and the other in adulthood, so you can’t completely trust their decision-making.…
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Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood

In this gritty immersion into barrio life in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in the late 1960s, Benjamin Alire Sáenz's narrator, Sammy, doesn't flinch as he studies and judges the world around him. Teachers and policemen—mostly white—see Sammy…

Help Your Teen Win a Tablet with L4LL's Summer Reading Program

Spending the summer reading might not be the vacation fantasy of every teen. But spend the summer reading and win a free tablet? It just got interesting! Monica Olivera and Viviana Hurtado, the dynamic women behind Latinas 4 Latino Literature…

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia

Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia By Jenny Torres Sanchez Running Press • 2013 • 271 pages Hardcover ($9.95) ISBN: 978-0-7624-4680-3 Ages 14 and up Except for her obsession with Emily Dickinson (no, not the…

The Witches of Ruidoso

The Witches of Ruidoso By John Sandoval Piñata Books • 2013 • 120 pages Trade Paperback ($12.95) ISBN: 978-1-55885-766-7 14 and up Elegiac, elegant and understated, Sandoval's short novel about a boy's first love, set in the 1890s…

Prom & Graduation Parties: How Much Freedom Should You Allow?

It’s an exciting time, a milestone that marks a transition into adulthood. A cap and gown, a tuxedo or prom dress, and a night of celebration are par for the course. Yet as much as you want your teen to enjoy a memorable night out, any mami…

Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches By Shana Mlawski Tu Books/Lee & Low • 2013 • 391 pages Hardcover ($18.95) ISBN: 978-1-60060-987-9 Ages 12 and up The title of Mlawski's debut novel is the English translation of the Latin Malleus Maleficarum:…