Sierra Club member wins Ryga Award

Diane Pinch penned an appreciation of West Coast environmental organization, the Sierra Club in its fiftieth year, which predates Greenpeace. FULL STORY

Well, she was just seventeen

February 01st, 2018

Self-esteem for older teens is hard to come by. In Brooke Carter’s first novel for and about teens, Another Miserable Love Song (Orca 2016), a girl down on her luck looks to join a punk band. Two concerns nag the heroine: will she find new purpose in punk? And will the drummer with a killer smile break her heart? In Carter’s second, Learning Seventeen (Orca $9.95), smart and sarcastic Jane Learning feels she is been held captive in a Baptist reform school called New Hope Academy. A gorgeous bad girl with fiery hair, Hannah, persuades her there’s hope outside the walls of the prison Jane prefers to call No Hope. 978-1-459815-53-7

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