Girls Get Graphic

The New York Times has an article on the huge push from DC Comics to promote Minx, a new line of graphic novels for girls.  Cecil Castellucci, a great teen novelist, has been commissioned to write them.  Hurrah! 

I will be very interested to see what this new venture creates, especially seeing that it is said to be the largest promotional push that DC Comics has done in 30 years! 

Julius Lester Blogs

Julius Lester, amazing author of books like Day of Tears has announced that he is now blogging. His blog, A Commonplace Book, has amazing photography mixed with insightful essays. This is certainly one that should take the children’s lit blogging world by storm.
You can also visit his website to learn more about his writing. My favorites are his great folktale retellings and his work with Jerry Pinkney.