Quote of the Week
Are you ready for a revolution?
As an African-American librarian, I am.
Think about it. It’s 2015, and we still need to campaign for “more diverse books.”
The question we librarians need to ask ourselves is: Are you exposing your users to the full range of authors and literature out there? Are you going out of your comfort zone and reading and learning about authors and sharing that with the community you serve?
— by Shauntee Burns-Simpson,
from A Call to Action for Librarians @ BookRiot
We Need Diverse Books
A Call to Action for Librarians by Shauntee Burns-Simpson — from BookRiot
Ta-Nehisi Coates to Write Black Panther Comic for Marvel by George Gene Gustines — from The New York Times
Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians by Deborah A. Miranda — from Zinn Education Project: Teaching a People’s History
China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan reviewed by Pooja Makhijani — from The Rumpus
The Diversity Baseline Survey — from Lee & Low Books
Authors & Books
Top 25 Books from the 2015 NBA (Neri Book Awards) by G. Neri — from g.neri.com
Some Kids’ Books Are Worth The Wait: ‘They Do Take Time,’ Says Kevin Henkes — from NPR
Jane Goodall, UN Messenger of Peace by Monica Edinger — from Educating Alice
Children’s Books Interview – Horn Book Editor, Roger Sutton — from Miss Marple’s Musings
A Manifesto for Children’s Literature; or, Reading Harold as a Teenager by Philip Nel — from Iowa Review
I Am Marie Lu: Ask Me Anything — from reddit.com/r/books
Nielsen Summit Shows the Data Behind the Children’s Book Boom by Natasha Gilmore — from Publishers Weekly
Something Great to Share
Size Comparison Science Fiction Spaceships by Dirk Loechel — from Deviant Art
(Click on this small partial image to see the full size, high rez original.)
I gathered these entries from various sources such as Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and specific sites that I follow such as Educating Alice, Pub Peeps, Book Riot, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, We Need Diverse Books, etc.