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mishawinsexster:

Book Cover Tropes

#ya lit   #books   
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  • ThinkProgress: So what do you think the priority needs to be: do we focus all our energy on ending illiteracy, or do we focus on fostering a love of reading in kids?
  • LeVar Burton: I wish I knew. What I do know is that a sustainable society needs both. You need to teach your children how to read, and you need for them to love to read. If you want free, independent thinkers, people who can discern for themselves, people who want to actively participate in a democracy, you want them literate. If you want to control people, if you want to feed them a pack of lies and dominate them, keep them ignorant. For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.
July 2014
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linksoflondonbracelets:

owlish bookish tea-ish.

linksoflondonbracelets:

owlish bookish tea-ish.

#books   #owls   #tea   #art   #nsfr   
July 2014
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duttonbooks:

bibliolectors: In the heat of the books (illustration by Paul Thurlby)

duttonbooks:

bibliolectorsIn the heat of the books (illustration by Paul Thurlby)

#books   #animals   #penguins   #art   
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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?

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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   
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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