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diversityinya:

diversityinya:

To celebrate the (approximate) 1-year anniversary of Diversity in YA’s launch on tumblr, we’re giving away all these books! Thank you for celebrating diversity in young adult books with us and continuing to engage in dialogue and increasing awareness!

(To view a document listing all the titles, click here.)

Here’s how this is going to work:

  1. We’ve divided these books into 4-packs of diverse awesomeness. Don’t worry, series titles will all be kept together, so you won’t end up getting a middle book or a third book in a trilogy without the others.
  2. We have multiple copies of some titles, so some of them will go into several prize packs.
  3. We’ll select 17 winners, each of whom will receive a prize pack of 4 books!
  4. Because of the large number of titles and the cost of international shipping, we’re only able to ship to U.S. mailing addresses. International folks may enter as long as they have a U.S. mailing address.
  5. Teachers and librarians get an extra entry!
  6. The deadline to enter is March 31, 2014.

Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(If you can’t see the Rafflecopter entry form on your tumblr dash, you can also enter at our website.)

Thank you so much to the following publishers for donating books to our Anniversary Giveaway:

Thank you for the tremendous support for our DiYA anniversary giveaway so far! Let’s show publishers that, YES, we do want more young adult novels with diverse characters in them. Giveaway ends on March 31.

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book meme

rules: in a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. tag ten friends, including me, so i’ll see your list. make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

  1. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  2. So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
  3. Dealing With Dragons, Patricia C. Wrede
  4. Corduroy by Don Freeman
  5. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  6. Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
  7. The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor
  8. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  9. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  10. Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

I was tagged by kimerakincaid.  Tagging lockesthewayintheafterlight, fearthehugwolf, raspberryturk, airportsong, flyingwithoutsegues, woodface, worldleaderpretend, darklightluna, and lemonyfresh

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literarygifs:

I was inspired to create this gif after reading "Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming" by Neil Gaiman, and seeing images of an abandoned Detroit library. When I was a kid, I rode my bike every Saturday to the local library, which was less than a mile from my home. Where I live now, a child would have to ride her bike 10 miles to the nearest library. Even by car, it takes a dedicated parent and engaged child to make the trip. All the more reason adults, whether they have children or not, need to show enthusiasm and support for public libraries.

literarygifs:

I was inspired to create this gif after reading "Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming" by Neil Gaiman, and seeing images of an abandoned Detroit library.

When I was a kid, I rode my bike every Saturday to the local library, which was less than a mile from my home. Where I live now, a child would have to ride her bike 10 miles to the nearest library. Even by car, it takes a dedicated parent and engaged child to make the trip. All the more reason adults, whether they have children or not, need to show enthusiasm and support for public libraries.

(via neil-gaiman)

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All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel…. Think about it. There’s escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist.
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin (via etalks)

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cutie-toes:

Ms. Frizzle inspired by this post:
What if Carlos is Carlos from The Magic School Bus who was inspired to become a scientist after all the amazing field trips and he only went to Night Vale because it was Mrs. Frizzle’s home town and he just had to know why she was the only teacher he had who could bend the laws of the universe to her will

Canon accepted.

cutie-toes:

Ms. Frizzle inspired by this post:

What if Carlos is Carlos from The Magic School Bus who was inspired to become a scientist after all the amazing field trips and he only went to Night Vale because it was Mrs. Frizzle’s home town and he just had to know why she was the only teacher he had who could bend the laws of the universe to her will

Canon accepted.

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The Mary Sue: Manga suggestions for a preteen girl?

themarysue:

Greetings, Tumblr! We received this email recently and thought you could help out:

I’m a twenty-seven year old male, and I have a ten year-old niece. My question to you is whether or there are some manga, comics or anime that are appropriate for her age group and are not prone to the pitfalls…

Chi’s Sweet Home — Chi is a newborn kitten who finds herself lost. Separated from her mother, she breaks into tears in a large urban park meadow., when she is suddenly rescued by a young boy named Yohei and his mother. The kitty is then quickly and quietly whisked away into the warm and inviting Yamada family apartment…where pets are strictly not permitted.

Cardcaptor Sakura  — no “risqué” costume changes, mom, Sakura’s BFF makes all the hero’s costumes, so she changes offstage.  

Marvel Adventures: Power Pack  — not strictly manga, but manga-influenced, the kids of the Power family interact with the superheroics of the Marvel Universe in this kid-friendly imprint.  Almost anything in the Marvel Adventures line is going to be fine for a preteen to read. 

Yotsuba&! — Slice of life manga of a young girl, navigating the world around her and generally being cute.

Zita the Space Girl — You’re going to have lots of luck with items from First Second, check out their website. 

Chicagoland Detective Agency — another one that’s not strictly manga, but very much aimed at the preteen demographic.  The lead female character is thirteen, loves manga and lolita fashion, and when she moves to Chicago falls in with a boy and a talking dog…

Babymouse: Queen of the World! — Meet Babymouse, a sassy young mouse who dreams of glamour, excitement, adventure, straight whiskers, being queen of the world, and of course, being invited to Felicia Furrypaws’s oh-so-exclusive party…

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It’s funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never be shushed.

Comedian and author Paula Poundstone (via juliyeti)

Speaking of which: ALA calls for accountability and transparency in nation’s surveillance laws

(via libraryadvocates)

Fuck yeah.

(via sigridellis)

Filed under libraries librarians are tricksy! save our libraries books library paula poundstone quotes I am a raucous woman and I cannot lie ALA shush me and diiiiiiiiiie

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themarysue:

I usually write a post about the American Library Association’s top ten list of the banned, pulled, contested, and challenged books in American libraries every year, because more often than not the list is a lovely illustration of how our society is disproportionately uncomfortable with stories by women and minorities when they actually talk about their experiences as women or minorities.
But this year everything’s pretty equitably awful. In fact, this is the first time since 2008 that male authors on the ALA list have outnumbered their distaff counterparts. Hooray?
(via ALA’s Annual List of Banned and Challenged Books Caps Out With Captain Underpants)

themarysue:

I usually write a post about the American Library Association’s top ten list of the banned, pulled, contested, and challenged books in American libraries every year, because more often than not the list is a lovely illustration of how our society is disproportionately uncomfortable with stories by women and minorities when they actually talk about their experiences as women or minorities.

But this year everything’s pretty equitably awful. In fact, this is the first time since 2008 that male authors on the ALA list have outnumbered their distaff counterparts. Hooray?

(via ALA’s Annual List of Banned and Challenged Books Caps Out With Captain Underpants)

Filed under Banned Books American Library Association ALA signal boost can't stop the signal books children's books

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Favorite Movies (in no particular order)The Last Unicorn (1982)

You can find the others if you are brave. They passed down all the roads long ago, and the Red Bull ran close behind them and covered their footprints.

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