Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Children's Books in the Media - PW


From the WBUR:
An discussion of "what we seek and what we share" in children’s books, with Leonard Marcus, LeVar Burton, and Starr LaTronica. Click here

From the Wrap:
Divergent brings in $56 million on its opening weekend, launching a teen franchise for Lionsgate. Click here

From PopWrapped:
Another John Green novel, Paper Towns, is headed to the big screen. Click here

From NPR:
From action hero to teenage nerd, Shailene Woodley has range. Click here

From Slate:
Why do teens love dystopias? Because their brutal, factionalized worlds are basically high school. Click here

From Slate:
The Goldfinch: An I Can Read Book and other adult novels reimagined as children’s books. Click here

From Bustle:
The website names five “amazing” YA novels starring characters of color. Click here
From KQED:
A conversation about the lack of ethnic diversity in children's books, featuring Christopher Myers, Mitali Perkins, and others. Click here

From the Hollywood Reporter:
Jessica Brody's Unremembered, first in a trilogy, has been optioned by the Vampire Academy producers. Click here

From Deadline:
Summit Entertainment acquired Rachel Renée Russell's Dork Diaries. Click here

From the Atlantic:
Must every young adult action heroine be petite? Click here

From Smithsonian:
The magazine asks four teenagers to explain the world of Divergent “to old people.” Click here

From the Daily Herald:
A look at the so-called Mormon Mafia of YA writers with ties to Brigham Young University. Click here

From the Observer:
A profile of Jacqueline Wilson, timed to the opening of a biographical exhibition in London. Click here

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