Summer Reading That Doesn’t Suck

Ah, summer time, the perfect opportunity to pick up a new book and enter a brand new or vaguely familiar world. Pool-side or park-side, a new book is a great way to fill your brightly lit evenings. Check out our thoughtfully curated suggestions below for some truly gratifying reads.

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Mother’s Day Cards to Famous (and Infamous) Literary Moms

We love our moms, and they love us! But… more often than not in literature, we see somewhat, er, nontraditional relationships between mothers and their children. Some of these relationships are too good (or too bad?) not to comment on, so when we started brainstorming our Mother’s Day post, we kept coming back to the…

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On Following Your Passion: Interview with Yumi Sakugawa

Yumi Sakugawa is a writer and illustrator located in Los Angeles, CA. She works with eNotes as our primary illustrator, and has published two books, I Think I’m in Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. Her work is sincere and ethereal, striking a  balance between poignant and peculiar. We are obviously…

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Ode to Adolescence and Maybe John Green: #VeryRealisticYA Gets Real

If there’s one thing we love here at eNotes it’s literature. We also love wit, and the latest trending hashtag combined both. Last week #VeryRealisticYA began trending and the results were nothing short of hilarious and harshly truthful. The YA (young-adult) fiction genre is alluring and entertaining for many audiences, but can be melodramatic and oftentimes unrealistic. The hashtag…

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Obama Bans Homework in Public Schools

Washington D.C. — In a ruling that shocked educators this morning, United States President Barack Obama released a statement mandating the dismissal of all after school assignments, in essence eliminating homework from the U.S. public education system.

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