Lots of cool links for today:
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Lots of fun links for today:
Lots of links I’ve been hoarding:
At Ploughshares, I talk about
thanking authors for beloved books. I have a
new short story up at the Hanging Garden, based on the urban legend of the disappearing hitchhiker. Also, the Hanging Garden team is hosting a bunch of debut YA authors to celebrate the end of our debut year, and
giving a way a . ton of awesome books A few weeks ago I was on a panel with fellow MA-based fiction writers.
Author Josh Cook recaps our discussion here. The wonderful Myra McEntire on
depression, authenticity, and Tennessee.
In case you haven’t seen this already, Jacqueline Woodson on why some “jokes” continue to marginalize black voices and history. The classics are great, but
contemporary novels offer a particularly thrilling reading experience. I’d also add
True Grit to this list of western novels for teen readers. “Have a seventeen-inch waist, the smallest in three counties,” and other
bookish beauty tips.
YA and Arabic readers. Surprised not to see King’s Cross Station on this list of
locations from children’s lit you can actually visit. “The fact that someone might make connections in his poetry that he didn’t intend doesn’t negate all the other thoughts he explored with purpose.” Shannon Hale on writing and
“putting in all those symbols.” What are your
comfort books? I need
this clutch. Teen Librarian Toolbox hosts a
hangout with some favorite YA authors as part of the #SVYALit Project. (Just hearing Christa’s voice makes me happy.)
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