Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Children's Book News from PW

Handler Donates $110,000 to
We Need Diverse Books Campaign

We Need Diverse Books' Indiegogo fundraising campaign has surpassed its goal with more than two weeks left. Daniel Handler announced last Friday he would donate $10,000 and match all contributions up to $100,000 in the next 24 hours in honor of Jacqueline Woodson. Read more on the authors contributing to the campaign and the total amount raised-to-date here. more

Exhibitors Find a Buzzing Shanghai Fair and a
Booming Children's Market

A bigger venue and a much expanded professional program awaited exhibitors and visitors to the second China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair, held from November 20–22. PW spoke with exhibitors about the positive reception from Chinese publishers, and how next year's festival offers a promising place to showcase U.S. lists. more
Holiday Shopping: #GiveaBook, Help a Child
Penguin Random House is launching #GiveaBook, a social media campaign to promote books as holiday gifts, also serving as an avenue to donate books to U.S. children in need via Save the Children. Read more about how Penguin Random House are engaging readers to get books into kids' hands and which authors have already contributed to the campaign. more

Four Questions for Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson answers four questions following her National Book Award in Young People's Literature win last week for her memoir-in-verse Brown Girl Dreaming. Here she discusses how it felt to win, the importance of family stories, and why her story and others like it are resonating right now.

From the Guardian:
Jacqueline Woodson: "I don't want anyone to feel invisible." Click here
From the Horn Book:
Roger Sutton: Being a White Guy in Children's Books. Click here
From Book Brunch:
Deirdre McDermott & Karen Lotz discuss changes at Walker and in children's publishing in last 35 years. Click here
From the Independent:
Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground for being an "inappropriate hermaphrodite." Click here
From the Washington Post:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has set a box office record for 2014. Click here
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Channing Tatum to Co-Direct Adaptation of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. Click here
From USA Today:
The 5 biggest differences between the Mockingjay book and movie. Click here
From BuzzFeed:
How The Hunger Games Challenges Old Hollywood Expectations About Gender Roles. Click here
From the Guardian:
Dav Pilkey: "I never hypnotized my principal! That part I made up." Click here
From the Telegraph:
Michael Bond: "I could have papered my flat with rejection letters before Paddington." Click here
From the Telegraph:
Neil Gaiman on the power of fairy tales: "You don't need princes to save you." Click here
From BuzzFeed:
Meanwhile in America, Brown Girls Are Still Dreaming. Click here
From We Need Diverse Books:
#WeNeedDiverseBooks surpasses its fundraising goal. Click here
From Book Riot:
23 Things I'd Rather Read Than Another Think Piece On What's "Wrong" With Children’s Literature. Click here
From Vox:
"If everyone loved reading as much as this eight-year-old does, the world would be a better place." Click here
From BuzzFeed:
How the Hunger Games Team Brought Mockingjay – Part 1 From Page to Screen. Click here
From Galleycat:
New James Patterson Children's Book Inspires Animated Web Series. Click here
From Deadline:
The Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Movie Has a Screenwriter. Click here
From PopMatters:
I Sacrifice, Therefore I Am Good: Young Adult Fiction Heroines and Self-Destruction. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Chris Colfer will add two more titles to his Land of Stories book series. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Writer, actress, and Rookie Yearbook editor Tavi Gevinson takes EW's Books of My Life survey. Click here
From Epic Reads:
12 YA Book Series That Netflix Should Make Into TV Shows. Click here

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