Young at Heart is a newsletter written by a lover of young adult and middle grade literature, mostly about books and reading/writing.

Why YA & MG? Well, I read it and I write it; I talk about it with my kids and their friends and my students, and so, I write about it here.

As a writer, young people are my target audience, but I truly believe that we as readers never outgrow children’s literature, and that enjoying it is one way we ourselves stay young at heart.

As an undergrad and a grad student I studied languages and literature, and now, I’m an elementary library media specialist, who generally enjoys nerding out on all things bookish.

My free weekly newsletter, That’s Noteworthy, includes mini-reviews of YA and MG books, a peek into the library where I work, and something(s) bringing me joy (which is often, but not always, something bookish).

Oh! And my name is Nicole Bennett, and this is also where I share personal writing updates. Nice to meet you!

You can also visit my website to learn more about me, and my bookstagram account to see more of what I’m reading.

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a newsletter about reading & writing (mostly related to middle grade and YA books) from writer & k-6 librarian Nicole Bennett (plus some peeks into the library and slices of life)


Nicole Bennett

renaissance writer mama... always reading, often watching baseball