The Kalamazoo Gazette has a great article: Juvenile Home residents find `diversions’ in book discussions. It is an example of a public library getting involved in a community of readers (kids in juvenile detention) who may otherwise never be reached. Their book discussion program and read-aloud program bring young women in touch with books that will interest them. What an amazing outreach program!

The Novel TokyoPop

Anime News Network has a TokyoPop press release that informs us that TokyoPop is going to start publishing “serialized international teen novels.” They sound rather intriguing:
“According to Mike Kiley, TOKYOPOP Publisher, “Pop Fiction is the first
YA line in publishing history to engage kids openly with stories from
all over the planet that embody the beautiful messiness of life.””