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BEA round-up

Tweet Three days breathing Javitz Center air have left me feeling a little delirious. But before I self-medicate by planting flowers and working out at the gym, let me share a few BEA pics with you. (pic from Mitali Perkins Twitter feed) Mitali Perkins, Jennifer Donnelly and I did a good job representing YA books […]
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Tweet Congratulations to all of the winners of the American Library Awards announced yesterday! Moon over Manifest by¬†Clare Vanderpool won the Newbery                 A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead won the Caldecott             […]
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No Name Calling Week

Tweet No Name Calling Week is fast approaching: January 24 – 28. (Which isn’t really a full week, is it? The project is aimed at schools, so it’s a school-week long. But I think the weekend would be a useful addition. Just sayin’.) What is No Name Calling Week? I thought you’d never ask! No […]
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FORGE tour – Week 1, pt 2

Tweet WHATTA BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you to everyone for the kind messages and good thoughts. If the rest of the world knew how much fun it is to turn 49, they wouldn’t angst about it so much. Special thanks to the teens, parents, librarians, teachers, and booksellers at the Pittsford B&N for making my birthday FORGE […]
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You Can Come to the Best BookFest ever

Tweet One of the stops I am most looking forward to on this fall’s book tour takes place in New York City on Saturday, October 30th. It’s much, much, MUCH more than one silly author excited about her new book. It is an extravaganza for teachers, librarians, educators and other people who care deeply about […]
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WFMAD Day 23 – right to speak, right to read, right to write

Tweet Saturday’s post on the censorship issues surrounding the Teen Lit Fest In Humble, TX led to a wonderful series of comments and ongoing discussion. Thanks again to everyone who has chimed in. One reader wrote in with a link to a censorship lesson plan for 3rd – 5th graders. Janni Lee Simner wrote about […]
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WFMAD Day 21 – banning censorship

Tweet Censorship is in the news again. Start out your Saturday by reading¬† Pat Scales’ great article about Common Sense Media, Three Bombs, Two Lips, and a Martini Glass. Then bring yourself up to speed on the censorship battle surrounding the Teen Lit Fest in Humble, TX. My friend, Ellen Hopkins, was disinvited to speak […]
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WFMAD Day 20 – Silliness

Tweet Sometimes you just have to push the silly button. Maybe that’s why it is time for the annual Pimp My Bookcart competition. Last year’s winner was a Good Humor-themed cart created by welding students at Harlem High School. If you need to smile, check out all of last year’s winners. Two more smile makers […]
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WFMAD Day 13 – Alone Together

Tweet Such a strange thing writing is, don’t you think? Visions of other people and other worlds swim in your head until you have no choice but to write them down. Then you have the burning need to have someone else read what you’ve written, so you embark on the rocky path to publication. The […]
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My writer’s group & WFMAD approacheth

TweetAre you ready? Pencils sharpened, pens lined up, fingers nimble? The Third Annual LHA Write Fifteen Minutes a Day challenge starts on Sunday, August 1st! ::cue roaring crowd and bawking chickens:: WFMAD is a bit like NaNoWriMo, but better. Because writing the draft of a novel in one month (which is the goal of NaNoWriMo) […]
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