Anyone who knows Luke Reynolds will not be at all surprised to hear that his first EMLA book deal is a collaborative project designed to inspire and challenge teens, and that all of the royalties—both from contributors and for himself as editor—are being donated to the Children’s Defense Fund. I first heard about this project in its very early stages: as a long-time middle school teacher, Luke constantly found himself struggling with teens’ perceptions of what society tells them they “must do” in order to have a successful, happy, and productive life. But are those “rules” always the best way to run your life?
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