Monday, January 12, 2015

News

Pippi Longstocking Ignites a Debate on Race. From The New York Times.

A call for more teen and YA books to be set in the Middle East to help young people understand the complexities of conflict. From The Guardian.

PW and the Obamas: Meeting Up at Politics & Prose to Buy Books.
In Wayzata, Minnesota, a school spies on its students. From boingboing.

School Library Renaissance in MA School District. From SLJ.
9 Adorable Kids Talk About Why Books Are The Best. From BuzzFeed.

Why Louisa May Alcott's Morality Still Resonates With Readers. From The Huffington Post.

My inspiration: Satoshi Kitamura on why he loves Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy and manga. From The Guardian. 

School libraries are essential for learning. Duh.  From philly.com.

Unbroken: The Movie, the Book, and Standout World War II Readalikes. From SLJ.

Mockingjay and feminism: The new Hunger Games movie envisions a future where women run the world. From Slate.

Publisher changes titles after seven-year-old girl’s complaint. From The Guardian.

The reality behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's 'Little House' books. From LA Times.

Q&A with Nick Lake. From PW.

Books the pass the Bechdel test.  From SLJ.

14 Facts About 'Anne of Green Gables' Author L.M. Montgomery. From Mental_Floss.

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