This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS

During #LatinoBooksMonth we’re celebrating Latino authors, illustrators and books that highlight Latino culture and Latin-American identity! Check out a full range of titles here: bit.ly/2WDSlcO

Hate Reading? Do It Anyway! | ShelfTalker buff.ly/2Vuf8eE #Reading

Problematic Patterns In White Narratives About BIPOC Critique buff.ly/2LBayGN #kidlit #yalit

LIBRARIES

Diversity and inclusion: More than books on the shelves: Latest Library Links – https://t.co/QwDgYtRX7R

YA LIT

10 Great Standalone YA Fantasy Books buff.ly/30rSAu2 #yalit

11 Books With South Asian Characters You Should Read in 2019 teenvogue.com/gallery/south-… via @pooja_makhijani @TeenVogue

Finding Diverse Books yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2019/05…

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Highlights for Children Sells Boyds Mills Press to Kane Press buff.ly/2DLQ5Jc #kidlit #publishing

“Naomi Shihab Nye is the #Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate, serving from 2019 to 2021.” poetryfoundation.org/learn/young-pe… #kidlit #YALit

“Thanks to everyone who has been sending me books and articles about the racism and hatred expressed when people of African descent are equivocated with monkeys, apes or gorillas.” https://crazyquiltedi.blog/2018/07/20/monkey-business/

These books are literally for us by us! Here’s 13 books by Black authors for Black children. ow.ly/NjWq50tVcMR

LIBRARIES

“As the public good is relentlessly plundered by a tiny global elite, the persistence of libraries is both a total surprise and completely necessary.” https://t.co/NkRfCcqIsJ

Chicago Public Library staffing slammed again by inspector general buff.ly/2WwH8ea #libraries

YA LIT

Look Both Ways – Preview of Jason Reynold’s New Book – https://t.co/eBbmWOYLMB

 

This Week Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

15 Of The Absolute Best Podcasts for Children’s Books buff.ly/2IK4Pwm #kidlit

A is for Activist: why children’s books are getting political buff.ly/2UU1KeD #kidlit

Baltimore Mayor Resigns in Wake of Children’s Book Scandal – https://t.co/VZiFq4w4Da

Five questions for Raúl the Third — The Horn Book buff.ly/2V0P8qY #kidlitart

Minneapolis writer Pete Hautman wins Edgar for best juvenile novel buff.ly/2VrPcQ8 #kidlit

Nonfiction Authors Dig Deep by Traci Sorell buff.ly/2J2tLym #kidlit

Onjali Rauf: ‘My mother said publishing was a white world, but I should always try’ buff.ly/2V4nhX3 #kidlit

PW – Now You See Me, Now You Don’t – a story of soft censorship buff.ly/2Pu1YIq #kidlit

Read Rare Classic Children’s Books for Free Through the Library of Congress buff.ly/2ZQ9Ybu #kidlit

What Happens When a Young Syrian Refugee Ends Up in Cincinnati? – https://t.co/kqAaBW0IPB

Where Were The Girls Like Me In All The Horse Books I Read As A Kid? buff.ly/2Y4AKep #kidlit

Who Wet This Interview? Bob Shea and Zachariah OHora Fess Up —

LIBRARIES

14 of the World’s Most Charming Libraries buff.ly/2PvxQfL #libraries

“The American Library”: stunning installation by Yinka Shonibare, at Speed Museum Louisville KY. Remarkable statement on immigration, colonialism, diversity, libraries. speedmuseum.org/exhibitions/yi…

Halifax Public Libraries cooks up new approach to tackle food insecurity | CBC News buff.ly/2J7vVwD #libraries

No One Reads On The Job — And 6 Other Things I Learned Working In A Library buff.ly/2UHSxpx #libraries

YA LIT

Behind the Design: ‘With the Fire on High’ by Elizabeth Acevedo buff.ly/2vpJCio #yalit

Controversial YA Novel Pulled by Author to Be Published This Fall buff.ly/2XO0JGW #YAlit

Q & A with Elizabeth Acevedo buff.ly/2vrF779 #YAlit

This Week’s Tweets

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Alex Rider TV show reveals who’ll play the teen spy buff.ly/2GCOBkW #kidlit

‘Every Child Should Find Themselves In a Book’ Speaking With Illustrator Melissa Sweet buff.ly/2GBA1eQ #kidlit

‘Nearing 90,’ Judith Viorst Says She’s Never Been Happier buff.ly/2GzIkHU #kidlit

Reading While White – An Open Letter to the Children’s Book Guild buff.ly/2Gy8ObT – please sign your support for Carole Lindstrom and Dr. Debbie Reese #kidlit

Why Harry Potter and Paddington Bear are essential reading … for grown-ups – https://t.co/4JUdtrzW8d

LIBRARIES

‘Extraordinary’ 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time buff.ly/2G997cG #libraries

Ignore the click-bait headline. Inside you will find a look at the homelessness crisis in America as it plays out in public libraries across the country – https://t.co/6tRR0SYbUV

‘It brings them closer to home’: Winnipeg Public Library wants to modernize its multilingual book collection | CBC News buff.ly/2vjnxCj #libraries

Why Libraries Make Excellent Coworking Spaces For Entrepreneurs buff.ly/2PwbDhB #libraries

This Week’s Tweets

Narnia business

CHILDREN’S LIT

8 Books about Passover for Children and Babies buff.ly/2VKbmKg #kidlit
22 Children’s Books that Teach Kids to Be Kind – https://t.co/k57fMIYP9p
BookRiot – Young At Heart: 25 Children’s Books About Grandparents buff.ly/2PeRBIh #kidlit
Celebrating Ramona Quimby’s enduring appeal – https://t.co/tGr0jTBsiu
Fewer than 2% of British children’s authors are people of colour buff.ly/2IleQQe #kidlit
Netflix Turning ‘A Babysitter’s Guide To Monsters’ Into Family Film; Rachel Talalay To Direct buff.ly/2IzocqW #kidlit
Publishers Weekly Q & A with Hafsah Faizal – buff.ly/2GigHBX
Publisher’s Weekly – What We Know About 2018 Graphic Novel Sales buff.ly/2Is3LwI #graphicnovels #kidlit

Today on RWW, Nina reflects on #Arbuthnot19 & how the work of Dr. Reese and other BIPOC is framed within the field of youth literature. #DiversityJedi readingwhilewhite.blogspot.com/2019/04/seizin…

‘White characters are the default’ in kids’ books buff.ly/2vbHWJa #kidlit #Diversity

Why ‘seeing yourself matters’ in children’s books: the black debut children’s novelist inspiring BAME readers to see themselves positively in the stories they read |@BBCNews pwne.ws/2IDSjgQ

Etsy Art Print Poster. Just the thing for your break room.

LIBRARIES

‘Nesting’ and ‘Blending’: How Gen Z Approaches Study and Work buff.ly/2IycBZ7 #libraries

On Creating Bookshelves For An All-Digital Public Library buff.ly/2Zcjo0t #libraries

Shh, No Roaring! When A Lion Lived In The Downtown Milwaukee Library Building buff.ly/2GaJiZN #libraries

YA LIT

Critiquing Cultural Appropriation in Books That Are Kinda Meh buff.ly/2GoVh7v #yalit

This Week’s Tweets

Here are my tweets from the last week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

8 Awesome Queer Books for the Youth and Tweens in Your Life

How This Guy Used Kids’ Books to Become the Biggest ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Ever

New York Times – Entrancing Poetry Picture Books

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani receives 2018 Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature

LIBRARIES

9 facts about librarians you probably didn’t know

17 Horror Stories From Librarians That Will Make You Say, “Oh No, No, No, NO”

Award-winning libraries rewrite the book on good design

Beyond books: The big benefits of a free library card

Carla Hayden’s plan to digitize the treasures of the Library of Congress –

Huge majority of New Yorkers say budget cuts for public libraries would hurt communities across the city: poll

In Praise of Public Libraries

National Geographic – See 23 of the world’s most enchanting libraries

READING

How I Read 100 Books in a Year

Kids who are read to before kindergarten know 1 million more words

YA BOOKS

10 Political YA Books to Keep You Engaged

The Best YA Books Written By Black Women That You Haven’t Read Yet

‘Serious Moonlight’ author Jenn Bennett’s best YA romance books

Your Handy Guide To YA’s Best Fantasy Epics

This Week’s Tweets

Here are my tweets from the last couple of weeks:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

10 Picture Books To Broaden the Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Palate

2019 Carle Honors Announced

Author Spotlight with Jerry Craft

Books on Film: A Conversation with Arthur Geisert — 100 Scope Notes

Books on Film: Meg Medina Reacts to Her Newbery Win

Campaigners hail ‘seismic shift’ in diversity of US children’s books

Colourful new coin depicts ‘beloved’ Peter Rabbit

How The Very Hungry Caterpillar Became a Classic

Minnesota teachers are taking initiative and writing a different kind of kid’s book

Netflix and Gurinder Chadha to Adapt Pashmina

Obituary: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

PRH Acquires U.K.’s Little Tiger Group

Q & A with Cynthia Lord

Q & A with Lucy Strange – just finished this one! Expect a glowing review in a few weeks.

These 20 Children’s Books About Spring Will Help You Celebrate The Happy Season

LIBRARIES

The bias hiding in your library

You can now grab a fancy cocktail at the Boston Public Library – The Boston Globe

YA LIT

10 Young Adult Books You’ll Want to Devour, Regardless of Your Age – Oprah Mag

EW talks YA: These harrowing tales of trauma and grief find the light

Five questions for Laurie Halse Anderson — The Horn Book

Sharp Drop in Sales of YA Novels – The Boar

What Austin Teens Wish Publishers Knew | ShelfTalker

 

This Week’s Tweets

Here are the items I shared on Twitter this week:

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

How Author Kwame Alexander Writes Children’s Literature That Everyone Can Read

Michelle Obama Revealed Her Favorite Children’s Books of All Time

The Oldest American Picture Book Still in Print is Obviously About Cats – https://t.co/YYflyHg361

LIBRARIES

9 Unexpected Benefits That Come with Having a Library Card

READING

Read Like a Child, Don’t Fall Into the Trap of Competitive Reading

TEEN LIT

‘I want stories about gays in space’: How LGBTQ young adult literature is changing

Menstruate? Celebrate! New Novel Urges Girls To Embrace ‘The Moon Within’ – NPR –

‘My Brother’s Husband’: Young adult literature from Japan attracts a new global audience | The Japan Times

This Week’s Tweets

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CHILDREN’S LIT

15 Children’s Books about Gender Identity

Children’s book about Syrian refugee wins Blue Peter award

The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’ – EdSurge News

Kids Can Press’ ‘Most Magnificent Thing’ Animated Short Is Out From Nelvana

Spring 2019’s Best Children’s and Middle Grade Books | Bookish

LIBRARIES

A futuristic library in France is like the city’s living room (pictures)

READING

How Does Generation Z Read?

‘I can get any novel I want in 30 seconds’: can book piracy be stopped?

Parents urged to keep reading to children in their teens –

Set the children free – show them the joy of reading for reading’s sake | Lola Okolosie

YA LIT

8 YA science fiction and fantasy books you must pick up in March

From Close-Knit to Complicated: Kate A. Boorman’s Favorite YA Novels About Families | Bookish

Spring 2019’s Can’t-Miss Young Adult Books | Bookish

Spring 2019’s Most-Anticipated Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy | Bookish

These 10 Quotes from SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson Deserve To Be Shouted