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Super Event Giveaway Hosted By Full Price Never


Welcome to another Super Event Giveaway brought to you by Super Events Media & Social Marketing Mom! This super cool giveaway is hosted by Full Price? Never! & MyCraftyLife! and sponsored by CandyGalaxy, an online candy super store!

Candy Galaxy is an online candy store that is passionate about bringing you the candy that you love. They have an expansive candy selection all the way from Milky Way’s to Mars. Their candy team is dedicated to sugary goodness and bringing smiles to our customers’ faces. They specialize in bulk candy for all occasions {like a Candy buffet?}, corporate gifts, event planning, parties, holidays, baby showers, and weddings. Their 45,000 square feet candy warehouse is stocked high with fun, affordable and quality sweet treats!

What better way to soak in the sun and warmth of the season than with CANDY!Candy Galaxy wants to help you celebrate the sweetness of summer with a GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to CandyGalaxy… 2 people will each win a $100 gift certificate!

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Here is just a sampling of all of the yummy candies featured at CandyGalaxy! Salt Water Taffy, Rock Candy, Gummy Bears, Milk Straws and tons more!

Learn More About CandyGalaxy: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+

Ready for your chance to win one of 2 $100 Gift Certificates?This giveaway starts at 12:01am August 13th and ends at 11:59pm August 22nd {est}!Must be aged 18 or older and live in the contiguous US to be eligible to win.Entering is easy on the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!


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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this giveaway. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received.** This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.** To qualify to win, you must fill out the Entry. Winners are chosen at random and will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. This giveaway is compliant with Facebook Rules! You must be 18 years old to enter! Continental US only! Please understand that participating bloggers not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We expect that my sponsors will fulfill their prize agreement and ship prizes to the winners in a timely manner. Please allow up to 6 weeks for prized to be shipped.

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That’s Mighty White Of Ya


That’s Mighty White Of Ya.

via That’s Mighty White Of Ya.

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ADVICE FROM THE TOKEN BLACK CHICK


Cover of "Looking For Alaska (Printz Awar...

Cover via Amazon

 My response to someone who asked me about books for African Americans :

Okay, I’m an African American (but, I’ll preface my comments by saying that I grew up predominantly around European Americans until I was 16). The books that I’m going to suggest aren’t necessarily “African American” books, but I think that they deal with themes that ALL teens can relate to. The graphic novels PalestineMaus, and A.D. New Orleans, these all deal with populations that have had to deal with oppression and adversity. The other books that I would recommend are: ShineHate List13 ReasonsThe Hunger GamesThe Freedom Writers,BruiserStaying Fat For Sarah Byrnes, and Looking for Alaska.
You also might want to read The Rose that Grew from Concrete, I think this book would be really good if you study any poetry.
During my teens, I was a star runner, a runaway, foster child, gang member and when I didn’t have to worry about taking care of myself, I was/am a hippie. The one thing that I can say, is that sometimes it’s nice to escape from your everyday life and see that some teen experiences are universal, like wanting to know that you’re safe and loved; if you’re a teen in the inner city, Palestine, or a rural community, there’s always someone who’s a little higher up on the food chain than you are.

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Young Adult Lit


Teen and Young Adult Fiction

Teen and Young Adult Fiction (Photo credit: Blue Train Books)

As part of my training in my Master’s program, I frequently read and evaluate Young Adult Literature. I recently enrolled in a program, that affords me the opportunity to read books before their release  to the public. Today it dawned on me, that most  of the novels I’m  reading are dystopian/apocalyptic in nature. I don’t recall there being such a great quantity of books of that nature when I was a teen; I had so many real-life things that I had to deal with as a teen, so perhaps I missed them. I am currently reading a book called Shadowed Ground by Vicki Keire, it is dystopian in nature. So far, I’ve found the book  very interesting, although it jumps around and would be much better in my opinion, if there was a clear line that showed the relationship between the characters. I’m only on the fifth chapter, so perhaps things will become clear shortly.

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