The Brown Bookshelf Blog Celebrates Black History... →
I featured The Brown Bookshelf’s 28 Days Later line-up of writers and artists back at the end of January. I’ve headed back there a few times this month and have been introduced to a bunch of folks I hadn’t known before. If your looking for some new books to check out, do yourself a favor and pop by there yourself.
Salon reviews The Fault in Our Stars & There is no... →
Why should you, an adult, bother with a novel intended for an audience aged 14 to 18? If you’re among the ever-growing adult readership for YA (young adult) fiction, you’re probably not even asking that question anymore… Both of these novels ask questions as difficult as those posed by any serious writer: Why do we suffer, why must we die, and what meaning can be found in any of it?...
jtotheizzoe: Linda Dong’s Simple Science is a photographic and video exploration of the beauty inherent in simple science experiments. Here, an egg is forced into a bottle, using nothing more than heat and air pressure.
Malinda Lo reviews Miseducation of Cameron Post by... →
The Miseducation of Cameron Post has the memoirlike feel of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep. While it’s being published as a young adult novel, Cameron Post is certainly also meant for adult readers. The historical specificity makes it especially meaningful for those of us who came of age before the Internet, before Ellen DeGeneres said “Yep, I’m gay,” when lesbian kisses...
How To Get Kids To Read? Give Them Banned Books.... →
Reading in Color: "Latinos Don't Fall in Love,... →
I’m loving this new blog. (Thanks to nerdy like a rock star for the rec.) Here’s a little bit of why I’m spending my Sunday afternoon munching through post after post from Reading in Color… “Latinos Don’t Fall in Love, Asians Don’t Tell Jokes” We also don’t have friendship or sibling drama. No instead people of color live intense lives of...
Excerpt from Anya's Ghost →
Read an excerpt online from First Second books, then head out and get the real thing.
On NPR’s Morning Edition: “Fans Mourn...