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simonschusterca:

Artist and architect Yusuke Oono has designed an amazing series of 40-page books that fan out into 360-degree storybooks. Can you say OMG?

See the rest of this story here.

#books   #art   #fairytales   
July 2014
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politicsprose:diversityinya:

10 Recent Contemporary LGBTQ YA Books

In honor of Pride month, here are 10 YA books about contemporary LGBT experiences just published this year. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out yet, now’s a great time!

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jedishywalker:

Guys, we have raised $295 in ONE day for classrooms across the country looking to add The Hunger Games to their libraries! Have you donated yet? Here’s how to get involved:
1.) Log on to our campaign page at DonorsChoose.org, and select one of the projects listed. (All of the classrooms on our campaign page are looking for at least one copy of The Hunger Games.) Link to the Books For Tributes campaign page.
 2.) Donate to one (or many!) projects. Make sure to leave the hashtag #books4tributes in your comment for the classroom. 3.) SHARE the campaign page, this page, and our twitter feed with your friends, family, people on the street! Our goal is to fulfill all the requests on our list before Mockingjay Part One hits theaters this fall!
Also check out our twitter and facebook pages for more updates!

jedishywalker:

Guys, we have raised $295 in ONE day for classrooms across the country looking to add The Hunger Games to their libraries!

Have you donated yet? Here’s how to get involved:

1.) Log on to our campaign page at DonorsChoose.org, and select one of the projects listed. (All of the classrooms on our campaign page are looking for at least one copy of The Hunger Games.)

Link to the Books For Tributes campaign page.

2.) Donate to one (or many!) projects. Make sure to leave the hashtag #books4tributes in your comment for the classroom.

3.) SHARE the campaign page, this page, and our twitter feed with your friends, family, people on the street! Our goal is to fulfill all the requests on our list before Mockingjay Part One hits theaters this fall!

Also check out our twitter and facebook pages for more updates!

July 2014
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medievalpoc:

travelwedo replied to your photo: “Fiction Week! The Girl Who Spun Gold by Virginia Hamilton,…”:
Isn’t this basically Rumplestiltskin? Why is this Virginia Hamilton credited as the author? How is this different from plagiarism?

This is literally the weirdest objection I’ve ever heard.

Of course it’s Rumpelstiltskin. So are the 1,154 results you get for “Rumpelstiltskin” on Amazon.com, the 181 results you get on Goodreads, the 65 results on Powell’s books, and the literally thousands of short stories, retellings, novels for kids, teens and adult, TV shows, movies, animated films, and endless other adaptations of this basic tale type.

Sometimes the story is called “Straw into Gold”, “The Miller’s Daughter”, “Hoppetînken”,”Tarandandò”, “Tom Tit Tot”, and/or Folktale Type 500: Name of the Helper.

Virginia Hamilton is credited as the author because she wrote the text. For the same reason Paul O. Zelinky is credited as the author for this book:

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As Liesl Shurtliff is the author of this book:

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As Vivian Vande Veld is the author of this book:

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And so, Virginia Hamilton is the author of this book:

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^ None of these are even remotely related to plagiarism.

So…why the outrage over this particular illustrated children’s adaptation?

July 2014
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epicreads:

Happy 4th of July! Read your way across the USA with our map of YA books set in every state! Get the full list here.

epicreads:

Happy 4th of July! Read your way across the USA with our map of YA books set in every state! Get the full list here.

#maps   #books   #ya lit   
July 2014
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The 2014 Nebulas Have Been Awarded, And All Of The Fiction Winners Are Women 

medievalpoc:

Winners:

  • Novel: Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie
  • Novella:  The Weight of the Sunrise,’’ Vylar Kaftan
  • Novelette:  ‘‘The Waiting Stars,’’ Aliette de Bodard
  • Short Story:  ‘‘If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,’’ Rachel Swirsky
  • Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Gravity
  • Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Book: Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson
  • Kevin O’Donnell Jr. Service to SFWA Award: Michael Armstrong
  • 2013 Damon Knight Grand Master Award: Samuel R. Delany

You can read a lot of the winning and nominated works linked in the article.

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wordpainting:

Yup, gotta get this.

wordpainting:

Yup, gotta get this.

#tea   #books   #cute   
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Anonymous asked

Hey I just realised the irony that you are a team comprising of mainly females... and then you answered that anon with "why is this a problem?" That's exactly what distributors would say about limited character diversity in books...

elloellenoh:sesinkhorn:

weneeddiversebooks:

 When we made the initial call out to get people to work on the campaign, the majority were women. Should we have turned them down because they were not men? Because no other men were available, should we have put this initiative on hold? You do realize that women are also part of the marginalized group that we represent, right? So again, I ask you, why is this a problem? Is it because men do not make up the majority of the team? Because if that’s the case, then that’s where the true irony lies.

Have a team of mostly men, and it’s not a problem and/or it’s just the way it is. Have a team of mostly women that still contains some men, and it is DEFINITELY A PROBLEM.

Sigh.

Yes, anon has an interesting definition of irony…

June 2014
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sosuperawesome:

Books, Gizem Vural on Tumblr

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#books   #tea   #art   #food tw   
June 2014
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reignofbooks:

i love completing a trilogy/series like wow you look so beautiful on my shelf

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