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:
This Week at TLT
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.
YA novel Shatter Me is optioned for TV, with author Tahereh Mafi enlisted as a consulting producer.
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About Robin Willis
After working in middle school libraries for over 20 years, Robin Willis now works in a public library system in Maryland.
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