Take 5: Tumblrs that Rock
I am obsessed with Tumblr. Blame Robin. Anyhow, as I see it, Tumblr (outside of Twitter, of course) is so easy to use and I love, love, love the way it handles graphics (which is where its bread and butter is). So now I am all Tumblr obsessed. Here are 5 Tumblrs to follow if you are new to the tumble. If you are not new, share your favorites with me in the comments. Feed my obsession.
And yes, for the record, every time I am on Tumblr I do in fact sing this song in my head . . .
Diversity in YA was originally founded as a blog in 2011 by Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo. They moved to Tumblr in 2013. Here, they talk about Diversity in YA, hence the title. It is a great resource not only highlighting titles, but giving real strong evidence that shows how little diversity there currently is.
Teenager Posts takes a standard format – a color block with a simple text statement, similar to Bookfessions – and allows teens to express themselves. Often sad, sometimes witty, sometimes full of cusswords, this is a way for teens
Exactly what it sounds like – quotes from YA books. Great for reblogging and sharing.
Fishing Boat Proceeds, aka John Green’s Tumblr
John Green is kind of king of the Internet in Geek World, and Tumblr is no different. It’s obviously heavy on self-promotion, especially with TFIOS movie being filmed, but he is usually the first to take to the Internet and speak up about things with heartfelt intelligence.
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If John Green is the King of the Internet, one could argue that Maureen Johnson is the Queen. She speaks passionately about things. She rants. She answers questions. In a word, she is kind of awesome.
This site is your basic “If You Like . . . Try This . . .” site with some visual finesse. Take a book – say The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – and it will recommend 4 readlikes. In this case it recommends Ask the Passengers by A. S. King, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, and Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. These are great for sharing, though not always YA.
An Oldie but a Goodie: Bookfessions
More Info: 8 Inspirational Blogs from Huffington Post Teen ; 10 Top Tech related Tumblrs
Filed under: Diversity in YA, Geek is the New Black, John Green, Malinda Lo, Maureen Johnson, Technology, Tumblr
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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