Benny keeps photobombing our library displays. #bennedictcumberbatch #librarydisplays #books
The Fault in Our Stars <3 obsession. It’s pretty much impossible to fit all the amazing quotes from TFiOS onto an A4 sheet, but here’s a few of them!
PLEASE DON’T DELETE THE ARTIST’S CAPTION WHEN REBLOGGING
I expect better from the official TFiOS movie tumblr.
You can also buy a poster version of this here
Last fall, we wrote about the diversity in the Best Fiction for Young Adults lists, which are issued annually by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. These lists are often used for collection development and can be very helpful in boosting awareness of a book. Because the 2014 BFYA list was released last month, I thought I’d update my analysis with this year’s data.
As you can see from the charts above, the 2014 BFYA list hasn’t shown much improvement in the percentage of books about characters of color or written by authors of color.
How has no one done this yet!
this is cool af
where is my disney/pixar fighting game
10 African American YA Authors to Know
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Alaya Dawn Johnson
- Author of The Summer Prince, which was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award, as well as several fantasy novels for adults.
- alayadawnjohnson.com | Twitter @alayadj | Facebook
- Winner of the 2014 William C. Morris YA Debut Award for her novel Charm & Strange
- stephaniekuehn.com | Twitter @stephkuehn | Tumblr | Facebook
- Winner of the 2010 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award Winner for her novel The Rock and the River
- keklamagoon.com | Twitter @KeklaMagoon
Walter Dean Myers
- The 2012–2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, and winner of the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement.
- Author of When I Was the Greatest and My Name Is Jason. Mine Too.
- iamjasonreynolds.com | Twitter @JasonReynolds83
- Author of numerous contemporary YA novels and series including the Ni-Ni Girl Chronicles and Hollywood High
- www.ninisimone.com | Twitter @IamNiNiSimone | Facebook
Sherri L. Smith
- Author of Orleans, Fly Girl, Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet and more.
- www.sherrilsmith.com | Twitter @Sherri_L_Smith | Facebook
- Winner of the Margaret Edwards Award for lifetime achievement, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a three-time Newbery Honor author.
- www.jacquelinewoodson.com | Twitter @JackieWoodson | Tumblr | Facebook
- A playwright, director, and author of the YA novels Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy and Sunday You Learn How to Box.
That’s our Steph! :)
A brief description using some familiar characters about how no one is ever, ever “asking for it”.
SO GOODTHANK YOU
*REBLOGS SO HARD I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING*
I’ve reblogged this before and lost followers for it. So fuck you, I’m reblogging it again.
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