“The Radius of Us” Teaches Teens Realities of Immigration

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Books
Written By: Emma Von Hoene, 14, The Paideia School
The Radius of Us

“The Radius of Us” takes on the difficult topic of immigration in a way that connects readers to the hardships people face in an attempt to find safety. It teaches teens about the realities of immigration in a way they will willingly read and understand.

‘I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ Explores Identity, Stereotypes and, of course, Manic Pixie Dream Girls!

  |  Topic: Books, Identity, Reviews
Written By: Catherine Boyd
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When her boyfriend breaks up with her for a girl easily defined as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Beatrice reinvents herself as Trixie Giovanni, a sunflower-loving, French-speaking, bubbly young girl with an affinity for mismatched shoes in order to win him back.

‘This Savage Song’ Author Victoria Schwab Discusses Creating Monsters and Magic

  |  Topic: Books, Entertainment, Reviews
Written By: Catherine Boyd
Cat interviews YA Author Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab’s book deals with humans and monsters, and sometimes they’re interchangeable, depending on the character. The power of music was a good theme to approach, so I did. “I’ve always found people who play an instrument to be vaguely supernatural. Music is how August nourishes himself, but for Kate, it represents a fear of silence.”

YA Authors Share Inspiration, Advice for Young Writers at Decatur Book Festival

  |  Topic: Advice, Books, Entertainment, LGBTQ, Videos
Written By: Mikael Trench
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Three of my fellow VOX teen journalists, Catherine Boyd, Thalia Butts, and Jason Crichton, had the chance to interview these authors as I assisted some other fellow teens with shooting the video. Each of these authors had interesting things to say about their work. I found all of their inspirations to be both relatable and fascinating, with most of their work being inspired by events and people in their lives.