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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 15

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include the Jane Addams Book Awards, the Cybils Awards, diversity, Reading Is Fundamental, Little Free Library, literacy programs, growing bookworms, Reading Rainbow, KidLitCon, reading, writing, book discovery, parenting, schools, and libraries. 

Awards

Recipients of the 2015 Jane Addams Book Awards were announced today, reports @MitaliPerkins http://ow.ly/MVjxL #kidlit

The 2015 International Latino Book Awards Finalists! | @LatinosInKidLit http://ow.ly/MXOhU #kidlit

Book Lists

Suggested titles from @StaceyLoscalzo + her daughter for a Middle Grade Family Book Club (parent + child) http://ow.ly/MP1OB #kidlit

This week's Tuesday Ten @TesseractViews focuses on #kidlit SFF where the color silver plays a major role http://ow.ly/MVco5

67 Children's Books That Actually Changed Your Life, stories from @buzzfeed readers http://ow.ly/MOpYM #kidlit

Stacked: What About YA Non-Fiction?: A Look at Recent and Upcoming Titles http://ow.ly/MP3b3 #YALit #nonfiction

Books that Rock: YA Fiction for Musicians and Music Lovers | @molly_wetta http://ow.ly/MP0vn #YALit #BookList

Cybils

On the #Cybils blog: Interview with @brandycolbert , author of YA Fiction winner Pointe http://ow.ly/MS2sG #YALit

The #Cybils organization's very own @MsYingling is the @YABooksCentral Superstar of the Month. Much-deserved! http://ow.ly/MS3GC

On the #Cybils blog: Easy Readers for Toddlers, #BookList from @TheNovelWorld includes @melissawiley + @The_Pigeon http://ow.ly/MXK8R 

Diversity

Spotlight on the Six #Diverse Stories selected for the @FirstBook 2015 Stories for All Project http://ow.ly/MS2xL

8 Books About Low-Income Teens from librarian @farre @tsuteam2 http://ow.ly/MP3XB #YALit #BookList

Events + Programs

Skybrary_Logo-400x307Fulfilling kickstarter promise, @ReadingRainbow introduces #SKYBRARY a subscription web service w/ books + videos http://ow.ly/MVd1V

Read for Success program @RIFWEB shows huge success in turning summer slide into reading GAINS for disadvantaged kids http://ow.ly/MS5TE

Neat! @LtlFreeLibrary announces kids' book drive this Saturday, reports @latimes http://ow.ly/MSeVI via @PWKidsBookshelf

Per @CynLeitichSmith | @Jumpstartkids + @Candlewick Partner to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Read for the Record http://ow.ly/MXKi3 

See favorite moments from the 96th annual Children's Book Week here: http://on.fb.me/1IycNle  #CBW15 #kidlit

This is great! At The Barbershop, Cops Read To Kids To Build Language And Relationships | 90.5 WESA http://ow.ly/MSfgz @PWKidsBookshelf

Children's Publishers Donate Books to Prison-Nursery Libraries, reports @MitaliPerkins http://ow.ly/MP07S @CBCBook @unprisonproject

This is neat! Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists Help Connect Low-Income Students w/ Elite Colleges @WSJ @QuestBridge http://ow.ly/MXVcA 

Boston College Students (including my niece, Arev!) Start Support Group for Women in Innovation http://ow.ly/MXJ6y  @BostonMagazine

Growing Bookworms

My daughter likes to play library, but the @growingbbb kids really go all out. Fun photos! http://ow.ly/MVcd7

Useful stuff! "Thoughts on 'teaching' reading (and why I don't do it)" from homeschooling mom @melissawiley http://ow.ly/MSsfr

Sketching and imagination as tools for close reading and comprehension for kids 3-12 by @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/MSaec

13 Reading Ideas for the Child Who Needs to Move (inc. exercise bikes) by @ImaginationSoup @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/MSgep #literacy

#RaisingReaders Monday @kateywrites | Thoughts on the intersection of musical education and #literacy development http://ow.ly/MP0ov

"Forced #SummerReading does not make readers out of non-readers; all it does is build resentment" @brainchildmag http://ow.ly/MOpMn

Fun stuff! How To Start a Story Time Program for kids in your community by @growingbbb http://ow.ly/MIQJA

Brains, Schools and a Vicious Cycle of Poverty, results from new study on brain differences in lower income kids @WSJ http://ow.ly/MXVBz 

Kidlitosphere

2015-KidLitConLogoSquareAnnouncing the Call for Session Proposals for #KidLitCon 2015 from Program Coordinator @charlotteslib http://ow.ly/MOyJS

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

For writers: "What Are the Great Children’s Literature Writing Retreats?" — @fuseeight rounds them up http://ow.ly/MVbSV

For readers, a roundup of "New-ish book discovery engines and websites" from @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/MVbic

New and forthcoming books for teens tackle increasingly complex and sophisticated issues, reports @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/MSd2b

Why teenagers have to take terrible risks in YA literature – and in real life too | Maria Farrer @GdnChildrensBks http://ow.ly/MUQHe

Amazon Editors Launch a Young Adult Book Club reports @GalleyCat http://ow.ly/MSdKw via @PWKidsBookshelf #YALit

Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy | @GuardianTeach @EmpathyLabUK http://ow.ly/MVe5y

The Pros and Cons of Writing a Blog per @100scopenotes | I'd add "wondering if anyone is reading what you write" :-) http://ow.ly/MXPaK 

Parenting

This is hilarious! "Help! ‘Free-Range Kid’ Epidemic Is Spreading to Picture Books" by @216Sharon @ReadBrightly http://ow.ly/MSgtt

Schools and Libraries

South Carolina Study: Good School #Libraries Affect Student Test Scores - WLTX http://ow.ly/MVdC5

Librarian @FuseEight is "In Search of (kids' books, especially middle grade, with) the Elusive Lesbian Mom" http://ow.ly/MXOF7 

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