July 18, 2014
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Sneak Peek into the #Tapestry Trenches

By Kathleen. We’re hard at work preparing another long-form Tapestry video, which the intern and I totally just bonded over, and we have our subject to thank: Frances Hardinge. Romeo, our intern, says it’s his favorite Tapestry video yet! Equipped … Continue reading

November 4, 2013
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Tapestry Takes

By Kathleen. Today’s already been a terrific Tapestry-filled morning. It started off with a wonderful in-house brainstorming session (mega things to come!), and then I was off to Skype three amazing people for their introduction videos. Now, I don’t want … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Twi-Bashing

By Ally For all of you that were in high school, middle school or college during the fateful Twilight years of 2006-2010 (I’m talking about the early days, back when it was still just a cult favorite) then I’m sure … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
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Book Review of Kimberly Derting’s “The Pledge” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book summary: In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, … Continue reading

June 20, 2013
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Book Review of Andrea K. Host’s “Caszandra” by Otessa Ghadar

  Book Summary: Cassandra Devlin doesn’t know what she’s for. But she knows she’s running out of time. Since Cass was rescued from the abandoned world of Muina, the Aussie teen has proven more than useful to the people of Tare. Expeditions … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
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Book Review of Tracy Rozzlynn’s “Verita” by Otessa Ghadar

Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn. On Goodreads here. Book Summary: If your world suddenly crumbled, leaving you with nothing but heartache, would you risk your life for a chance at a new beginning on a new world? Brett Bradbury’s parents are dead, her … Continue reading

May 31, 2013
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Edward P. Jones: The James Joyce of black Washington

  Edward P. Jones, a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, was born and raised in Washington, D.C. According to The Washington Post’s Jonathan Yardley, Jones is “one of the most important writers of his own generation.” All of the locations described … Continue reading