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Simply Sunday Catch-Up

Tweet This week’s Simply Saturday comes to you on Sunday. It’s been that kind of week!  The first piece of news is for anyone who teaches Speak! Victor Malo-Juvera, who has taught Speak for years, researched and wrote his dissertation about how using Speak in the classroom changed his students’ attitudes about rape myths. He […]
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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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The Power Of Speaking Loudly

Tweet When I sat down on Sunday morning to write my blog post about the book banning  in Republic, MO, I had no idea what I started. You – my readers – changed the world this week. It started when Paul Hankins, an English teacher in Indiana, started a dedicated Twitter feed, #speakloudly, to spread […]
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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 25 – great books to read & vote for

Tweet First – congrats to my friend David Macinnis Gill on the publication of his new book, BLACK HOLE SUN!! I got to read an early copy and here is what I said about it: “Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition […]
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Utah adventure

Tweet(Pre-post entertainment. Are you following the results of the Top 100 YA Novels poll over at Persnickety Snark? Check it out!)What with all the new website hullaboo, things have been not quite as serene as normal, so I am way behind on telling you about the BYU Children’s Literature Symposium.(Thank you, by the way, for […]
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They Said It Couldn’t Be Done!

Tweet For the first time ever in my life, I was ahead of a cultural trend.You know how some people are early adopters? Those who are super early to things are called beta testers. Traditionally I have been an omega adopter. I find out about a trend or new music or slang a year or two AFTER […]
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First review of FORGE is in!!!

Tweet I know many of you have been wondering about the contents of FORGE. Sadly, you’ll have to wait 101 days until the 10/19 publication date to really sink your teeth into it.But Richie Partington of Richie’s Pick’s has posted the first review of it, for those who want an early taste.“07 July 2010 FORGE […]
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ALA pics & recovery

TweetDo not lean to close to the screen whilst reading this; I have a Summer Death Cold and don’t want to infect you. I ran this post through the anti-virus thingie, but you know viruses; always mutating.Wash your hands when you are finished reading. And increase your Vitamin C intake.And now to my ALA recap. (I did […]
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My ALA schedule

TweetWhere will I be during the American Library Association conference in Washington DC this week?Friday June 25th – I’ll be hanging around the YALSA Preconference all day long, worshipping librarians and thanking them for being such an important part of the lives of teen readers.I’ll also be speaking on the Author Panel from 1 – 2pm, […]
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