Thursday, September 26, 2013


Happy Banned Books Week to all!

And now we'll have some news of of book censorship!

Both Rainbow Rowell and Meg Medina have recently had author visits canceled due to their books' content.  From Blogging Censorship.

Reflections on Rainbow Rowell's cancellation.  From Monkey See.

The Handmaid's Tale will remain accessible to 12th graders in Guilford, NC, high school libraries.  From SLJ.

New York librarian fired after standing up for a kid who "read too much."  From The Daily News.

Embracing diversity in YA literature.  From SLJ.

11 things you may not know about JK Rowling.  From BuzzFeed.

R.J. Palacio talks about how one moment gave way to the book Wonder.  From NPR.

How to make school better for boys.  From The Atlantic.

The voices behind Winnie-the-Pooh.  I love it when voice actors look like their animated characters.  From BuzzFeed.

The problem with gendered reading.  From BookRiot.

Reading for pleasure can improve your math scores!  From The Guardian.

Marion County, FL, is down to 15 librarians.  Total.  From SLJ.

Why most YA movie franchises haven't taken off.  From Complex Culture.

A behind the scenes look at The Fault in Our Stars! From The Hollywood Reporter.

Julie Berry talks about All the Truth That's In Me.  I read an ARC of it and thought it was great.  From SLJ.

10 beautiful posters inspired by Roald Dahl.  From Flavorwire.

Horror is YA is a staple, not a trend.  From SLJ.

1 comment:

  1. Eek! Interesting article on YA movie franchises, but I'm not a fan of the condescending writing style!
    -Scott Reads It!


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