Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Children's Book News - PW

' A Long Walk to Water' Sells 1M Copies
To mark the millionth copy sold of Linda Sue Park’s 2010 novel A Long Walk to Water, publisher HMH will donate $15K to create wells in South Sudan. Read on for more details on the book's impact, as well as more on the organization that continues to bring water to the region. more


From the Wall Street Journal:
Barnes & Noble to Test Personalized Children's Books. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Post-Apocalyptic YA Adaptation The Sandcastle Empire. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
J.K. Rowling and Scottish MP engage in Twitter argument. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Shatter Me author Tahereh Mafi previews her next project, Furthermore. Click here
From the Guardian:
Marissa Meyer: "The world isn't made of only white people, so fictional worlds shouldn't be either." Click here
From the Independent:
With Costa win, here's hoping this "moment" for children's fiction leads to a golden age. Click here
From the Guardian:
"The real censorship in children's books: smiling slaves is just the half of it." Click here
From Atlas Obscura:
How does A Wrinkle in Time look on a map? Click here
From the New Yorker:
The Bittersweet Announcement of a New Beatrix Potter Book. Click here
From the Slanted:
J.K. Rowling discusses several new schools for wizarding, including one in North America. Click here
From Variety:
Amazon Orders Four American Girl Live-Action Specials. Click here
From the Washington Post:
Lunar Chronicles author Marissa Meyer will write her first graphic novel. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Fiona Kennedy, managing director and publisher of Orion Children's Books in the U.K., will leave the company. Click here
From the Bookseller:
Author SF Said launches campaign in U.K. for newspapers to give more space to children's book reviews. Click here
From the Daily Beast:
Malcolm Jones: The Unbelievably Racist World of Classic Children's Literature. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Quiz: How Many of These YA Books Have You Read? Click here

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