Friday, August 29, 2014



From the Guardian:
Malorie Blackman: Racist abuse will not stop me seeking more diversity in children's literature. Click here
From the Guardian:
An Australian supermarket unshelves a Roald Dahl book over the word "slut." Click here
From School Library Journal:
Award-winning author Elaine Marie Alphin has died at 58. Click here
From NPR:
How to Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice, a discussion starring ShelfTalker blogger Elizabeth Bluemle. Click here
From Salon:
Watch Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges explain to Stephen Colbert what a dystopia is. Click here
From ABC News:
A Cleveland pastor wants "demonic" books on vampires and the supernatural pulled from the public library. Click here
From the Guardian:
Marcus Sedgwick: "My next book is a response to 2001: A Space Odyssey." Click here
From 100 Scope Notes:
You may know your children's authors and illustrators, but can you name them from their Twitter bios? Click here
From the Onion:
Fourth-Grade Teacher Polishing Up Speech On This Not Being Grade Grade Anymore. Click here
From Bustle:
14 horrifying scenarios from beloved children's books. Click here
From the Boston Globe:
Illustrator Mary Engelbreit faces criticism for a Ferguson drawing she posted on her Facebook page. Click here
From Flavorwire:
A discussion on whether the word "slut" be included a children's book in 2014. Click here
Also from SLJ:
Librarians react to an Amelia Bedelia hoax on Wikipedia. Click here
From the L.A. Times:
Amazon greenlights pilots for 5 new kids' shows, including one based on Jim and Kate McMullan's I Stink! picture books. Click here
From the Scotsman:
J.K. Rowling honors teen activist Malala Yousafzai at the Edinburgh Book Festival. Click here
From NPR:
A talk with author Coe Booth about her new book for middle-graders, Kinda Like Brothers. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Lois Lane will star in a new novel for young adults, written by Gwenda Bond. Click here
From Book Riot:
Take the Quiz: Identify These YA Books By Their New York Times Best Seller List Description Alone. Click here
From the Guardian:
11 Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad First Days of School in YA Literature. Click here
From CNN:
15 classic children's books that even adults love. Click here

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