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Book Talk by Lea Kelley

“Miss Kelley, Miss Kelley!” It’s time for lunch, and I’m standing at the bottom of the stairs that separate the middle school wing from the lunch room, sorting students into lines for hot lunch and bagged lunch, and generally preventing overzealous 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from running over our 1st and 2nd graders, who […]

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan—Reviewed by Lea Kelley

“You can’t know what it is like for us now—you will always be one step behind. Be thankful for that. You can’t know what it was like for us then—you will always be one step ahead. Be thankful for that, too. Trust us: There is a nearly perfect balance between the past and the future. […]


Several years ago a bookseller friend paid me an unexpected compliment.  “Lea,” he said, “does a great job getting boys to read girl books.” I panicked when I heard this. “I do what?” I thought. “How do I do that? And more importantly, how can I KEEP doing that?” STOP CALLING THEM BOY BOOKS AND […]