Here’s what got reviewed this month at Real Kids/ Good Books. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances by Lenore Look, illustrated by LeUyen Pham (Schwartz and Wade, 2011). Waiting for Mama by Lee Tae-Jun, illustrated by Kim Dong-Seong, translated from Korean to English by Eun Hee Chun (NorthSouth Books, 2007; original text, 1938) Lola Loves Stories by...
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kateordie: You guys! I made #47! I also contributed some snippets about books like Small Favours. I’m super honoured. From the article: “…perhaps it’s not surprising that a lot of LGBT people are proud nerds, and a lot of comic nerds are proudly queer. We already know we’re fringe. Why not embrace it?”
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you...– Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (via larmoyante)
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I know a lot of people believe that first person is the closest, most intimate...– Author and playwright Madeleine George on the first person POV, in her interview for my YA Pride series
There’s that old saying: the devil’s greatest trick is that he convinced people...– BR Fiction Editor Junot Díaz, in part one of an interview with Paula M.L. Moya.
You are the distributors of the collective human imagination.– Sherman Alexie to librarians at ALA12 (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Fuck Yeah Chicana Writers: foxayroxay206:... →
foxayroxay206: sinidentidades: “To live in the Borderlands means you” are niether hispana india negra española ni gabacha, eres mestiza, mulata, half-breed caught in the crossfire between camps while carrying all five races on your back not knowing which side to turn to, run…
”It’s amazing that it’s considered revolutionary to wear my hair the way it...– Tracie Thomas, Actor. (via leebasays)
Art of Transliness: Transgender Related Books for... →
artoftransliness: We’ve previously written about explaining transition to younger kids, but there’s absolutely nothing better than a book to do the trick. The Adventures of Tulip, Birthday Fairy and Backwards Day are two great children’s books by S. Bear Bergman that explain what being transgender feels…
Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep...– Salman Rushdie
Everything must go! Everything must go. Everything must go. Everything must...– M.T. Anderson, from Feed
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I’m branching out. Got a new tumblr dedicated to all things wordy and nerdy. Visit me there if you’re so inclined. Words In Their Natural Environment A few word entries that have already floated by: atavistic louche dyspeptic plenipotentiary myriad/ coruscations/ immolation/ abnegation (phew!)
the raven desk: so i had my 6 week evaluation last... →
theravendesk: It went well (yay)! But an interesting thing came up. The manager and I were discussing what I liked to read (speculative YA fic FTW) and the necessity of my branching out into other material (I sell books, many books and I have to have a good grasp on everything in the store else I will fail at…
And as I wrote, I discovered that writing, like reading, was done one word at a...– Francine Prose, Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them
I read about it in the paper, in the subway, on my way to work. I read it, and I...– James Baldwin, “Sonny’s Blues”
Campus Pride reports: the most LGBT-friendly... →
gaywrites: Just in time for you high school juniors to start planning your college applications, the LGBT organization Campus Pride has released its list of the most LGBT-friendly colleges in the country. At the link above, the Huffington Post has organized a slideshow of the top-rated schools. Campus Pride rated more than 300 colleges based on two dozen factors, from course offerings to campus...
Stories by people of color are being told everyday, whether we write them or...– ‘Ain’t Is A Real Word’: The Rise Of The MelaNated Writers Collective [Culturelicious] | Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture Thanks Readers of Color for pointing me to this inspiring writers collective.