Starring ‘Twinkle’

Starring ‘Twinkle’

As a child, we expected to be surrounded by bullying. In fact, it is so common that almost every movie that revolves around a school setting has some form of bullying. Some, sadly, are more extreme than others. A young author made it her responsibility to help kids deal with bullying in a more positive way through her first book, Twinkle.   Image Via Kark   Akire Lynn Williams was a victim of bullying herself when she was just eight years old. She tried speaking with her teachers, but to her surprise, there was little to nothing to stop the …

Do You Know the Book That Inspired ‘Mean Girls’?

Do You Know the Book That Inspired ‘Mean Girls’?

Book Culture

October 3rd might get all the love from Mean Girls fans, but today is the day that the cult classic hit theaters and graced us with all of its quotable lines and memorable moments. The success of the film gave us a Broadway musical, a novelization of the film, and a direct-to-video sequel (but we don’t talk about that film). While it’s easy to see the film as just a standalone product, what many might not know is that it is based on a nonfiction book. Written by Rosalind Wiseman, Queen Bees and Wannabes was released in 2002 and is …