Friday Finds – June 19, 2015
Look, I know that this is usually just a place where readers come to find a roundup of the week’s posts and some links to current events in the YA world, and those will follow. But I also know that, in working with young people, we have an almost unparalleled opportunity to affect change in both individual lives and group cultural understanding of our population on a larger scale. What happened in Charleston, South Carolina, is the direct result of our continued struggle with racism that on one hand we refuse to acknowledge while on the other hand an entire political movement uses the rhetoric of white victimization to draw people to its cause through thinly veiled racist statements about ‘taking back our country.’ We have the opportunity to help educate our young people and change the future of our culture and how we deal with the racism that is behind so much of the damage we cause each other.
In light of that, here are some resources you may find useful:
Understanding the terminology and claim of domestic terrorism
Why it’s important to talk about it
The long history of the fight for equality in Charleston
The Confederate Flag as a symbol of South Carolina’s entrenched commitment to racism – here is the relevant code of law
It’s important to celebrate the lives of those we lost – these were real people.
Racism in the terminology applied to these situations by the media
This Week at TLT
Notice: The Male Survivors of Sexual Assault #SVYALit Chat with authors Eric Devine, Barry Lyga and Carl Deuker is NEXT WEDNESDAY 6/24/2015 at 12 Noon Eastern
Sunday Reflections: Rethinking Summer Reading
Middle Grade Monday – Ratscalibur by Josh Lieb
The Bloomsbury BOLDLY BOOKISH panel at Barnes and Noble (6/12/2015), Storified
Book Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
You Are Now Approved to Read, Economic Hardship in More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Storify: Tweets about YA Book Club and Teen Advisory Board
Meeting Teens Where They’re At: An Experiment (and an introduction to Wattpad) – a guest post by author Heather Demetrios
They Still Break Girls, Don’t They: A Reflection on THE SACRED LIES OF MINNOW BLY for #FSYALit
Book Review: Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
DEVOTED: Religion, Feminism, and the Case for Compassion , a #FSYALit guest post by author Corey Ann Haydu
Around the Web
For those who have been following the latest controversy regarding celebrity culture and young adult authors, here is a nuanced view of the situation. As well, this is an important read from Ellen Oh.
From Book Riot, an Ode to School Librarians. Backed up by research and numbers.
Crafton Hills College Stands By Graphic Novel Course
The USDA has a really useful tool in its Summer Meal Site Finder.
Karen visited the Cincinatti PL MakerSpace and you can see pictures of that visit here, here and here.
10 New and Debut Asian American Authors
Orange is the New Black has a funeral for books
YA Interrobang has new YA releases for the week of June 16th
Life lessons from Harriet the Spy
YA novel Shatter Me is optioned for TV, with author Tahereh Mafi enlisted as a consulting producer.
Another YA novel gets a big screen release date!
Filed under: Friday Finds News Roundup
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