YA author L.A. (Louis) Meyer, author of Bloody Jack died on July 29 at 71. I'm listening to Bloody Jack on audio book right now. It's excellent. From PW.
Lois Lowry talks about how YA fiction has changed since she published The Giver. From The New York Times.
Positive author Paige Rawl talks about her story as an HIV positive teen. From SLJ.
Julia Donaldson's new children's book The Scarecrows' Wedding criticized by parents for including "disgusting" smoking scarecrow. And in the book's defense, children’s picture books should show life in all its messy, complicated oddness. From The Telegraph.
My Parents Open Carry, pro-gun book for kids, ignites outrage. From The Huffington Post.
In response, Stephen Colbert imagines how much better kids’ books would be with more guns in them. From The Raw Story.
Transgender teens release memoirs. From PW.
George RR Martin republishes children's book. From The Guardian.
The New York Public library is opening a temporary outdoor reading room. From gothamist.
Lincoln's handwriting found on book about race. From AP.
New York Public Library’s hilarious archive of librarians’ harsh children’s book reviews. From Quartz.
Libraries in fiction quiz – test your shelf knowledge. I got six out of ten. From The Guardian.
YA authors sort their own characters into Hogwarts houses. From BuzzFeed.
All of PW's coverage from Comic-Con.