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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 8

Here are some highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. I have NOT included all of the links from this week's Share a Story - Shape a Future literacy blog tour, because Terry will be collecting those all at the Share a Story website soon.

Book Lists

Get Genrefied: Stacked Blog takes on High Fantasy for young adults  #yalit

List O Mania: Edgar Award Nominees via @lizb #yalit

Literacy Events

I love the photo of @MsYingling in Cat in the Hat footie pjs: Read Across America Day Celebration! #literacy

Pam Allyn: World Read Aloud Day: Building a Worldwide #Literacy Community on @huffpostimpact

Librarians Celebrate World Read Aloud Day reports @roccoa @sljournal

Don't miss first post in #Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month, a girl inspired by a library book @shelfemployed

Thoughts and Tips for Growing Bookworms

How to Read an E-Book with Your Child from @ReadingRockets  #literacy #ece #parenting

More Reading, More Writing, More Engaged Citizens of the World, thoughts on #literacy education from @thereadingzone

Tips from @bookchook on how and why to Play Guessing Games with Kids #literacy

"We cannot give them what we do not have." Helping Teachers Rediscover Reading by @grithale @NerdyBookClub

Literacy and Reading Research

Again, again! That is the best way to learn to read, reports The Independent via @PWKidsBookshelf #litrdup

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | @sljournal

BBC News - Teenagers' book choices 'go for easier reads' (especially for boys) via @PWKidsBookshelf

Not surprising, but still nice to see: study finds proof of benefits of reading aloud to children #literacy #litrdup

Students Must Learn More Words before starting school, say studies @EducationWeek via @ReadingRockets #literacy


Meet the Latest Newbery Winner: How Katherine Applegate created a modern-day classic by @fuseeight @sljournal #kidlit

Useful post by @GreenBeanBlog on how she squeezes in time to listen to audiobooks via @catagator in AudioSynced

Comradeship, conflict of interest and CAKE... | thoughts on reviewing books by people you know from @playbythebook

Gender Relations and Observations

Just ... wow. A very powerful post by @hiMissJulie | Your silence is protection that they do not deserve

The gender imbalance in professional book review journals (mainly adult books, I imagine) | . via @haleshannon

Another example of demoralizing sexism: Stacked: Why we continue to fight sexism by @catagator

Male character function: be a character; Girl character function: love interest. Food for thought @haleshannon

Don't miss this post continuing the discussion on Women and Youth Librarianship by @lochwouters


Sigh! Elyria (OH) Schools To Lose All School Librarians | @sljournal

When Our Local Libraries Closed, Here's How We Designed Our Own | Cities on GOOD via @bookchook

This post reminded me of my own 6th grade: My time in the service… as a Library Cadet! by Molly Idle @nerdybookclub

RT @tashrow: Somerville Public Library Becomes 1st Public Library to Make “Awesome Box” Available | LJ INFOdocket


Author Beverly Cleary's childhood home for sale | via @PWKidsBookshelf

Kind of demoralizing RT @tashrow Here’s How You Buy Your Way Onto The New York Times Bestsellers List – Forbes

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