Author Archive: Amanda Shepard

Amanda Shepard is currently an intern for Booklist. A Michigan native, she recently graduated from Central Michigan University with her master’s degree in children’s literature. In her free time, she can be found cuddling with her cat, Nox, or brainstorming ideas for her next art project.

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas’s debut, The Hate U Give, was released last week after much anticipation; with a movie in the works, the popularity of this already-popular novel will only continue to grow. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Thomas tackles important issues. Thanks to the trailer, we get to learn more about the author behind the #1 New […]

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This trailer certainly gets us hyped for the epic battle that started everyone’s favorite game, Rock, Paper, Scissors. In this hilariously retold history, Rock, Paper, and Scissors are each the greatest warriors in their respective kingdoms, but what happens when they finally converge in battle? Will the previously undefeated become defeated? To find out the […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: A LIFE IN PARTS by Bryan Cranston

In this week’s book trailer, we go behind the scenes as Bryan Cranston narrates his autobiography, A Life in Parts. Cranston’s talent and passion for acting come through in the brief glimpse of the narrative we get here—and an enticing glimpse it is. As Mieko Fujiura-Landers says in his Booklist review, Cranston narrates his text […]

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