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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: March 14

CTwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Tons of links around gender this week, as you would expect right in the middle of Women's History Month. 

Book Lists and Awards

Start your voting engines! Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards voting will open March 25: ! @cbcbook #CCBA14

5 Comic Strip Anthologies for Kids recommended by @delightchildbks #kidlit

2014 is The Year of the Whale, declares @100scopenotes + he has books to prove it #kidlit

Suggestions for a dinosaur-themed storytime from @lochwouters #kidlit #commoncore

Booklist: A Tuesday Ten: Citizens of Fairyland | Views From the Tesseract #kidlit #sff

Read Aloud Chapter Books for 4 and 5 (and 6) Year Olds @momandkiddo #kidlit

Kid-tested list | The Top Ten Favorite Picture Books So Far in @SagesHoots class | @NerdyBookClub #kidlit

Stacked's latest Get Genrefied zooms in on Fairy Tale Re-tellings (there are MANY) #yalit

Congratulations to @medinger ! Africa is My Home is a 2014 Children’s Africana Book Award Winner #kidlit

The 2014 Lambda Literary Award Finalists have been announced. See list at @bkshelvesofdoom #yalit

NAACP Outstanding Literary Work Awards via @tashrow + @FuseEight #kidlit #yalit

Diversity and Gender

Is your default character white and male? asks @haleshannon | I, too, have noticed this with my child's toys (male)

Stacked: I love "unlikable," I write "unlikable," and I am "unlikable" @tehawesomersace on "Unlikable" Girls #yalit

Guest Post @cynleitichsmith : Ellen Oh on The Ongoing Problem with Sexism

Stacked: @CherylRainfield , A Hero for Girls: Guest Post by Jennifer Brown #yalit

Stacked: Positive Girl Friendships in YA: Guest Post by Jessica Spotswood #yalit

Stacked: The Unlikable Female Protagonist: A Field Guide to Identification in the Wild -- Guest Post by Sarah McCarry

One example of why we should care about the Campaign: Let Books Be Books via @bkshelvesofdoom #LetBooksBeBooks

Gender-specific children’s books are easier to sell, insists children's book publisher| Independent @PWKidsBookshelf

Parents push to end gender division of boys' and girls' books | @GuardianBooks via @PWKidsBookshelf #letbooksbebooks

Food for thought! Sheryl Sandberg and Anna Maria Chávez on 'Bossy,' the Other B-word - @WSJ

Further thoughts on the “She’s Being Bossy” @WSJ piece from @StaceyLoscalzo


Laurel Snyder on the joy for authors in participating in World Read Aloud Day @LaurelSnyder #kidlit

An invitation! @LizB is Revisiting Harriet The Spy, and she's looking for company #kidlit

#Kidlit Celebrates Women's History Month: Two Eminent Victorians: Emily Carr and Lillian Gilbreth (an ind engineer!)

Yesterday was International Women's Day. @MaryAnnScheuer is celebrating women who have won a Nobel Prize (ages 10-14)

Great Kid Books: Time for Kids: Online resources to celebrate Women's History Month (ages 7-10) @MaryAnnScheuer

On the #cybils blog: @Cybils Judges and Authors on Women's History at Stacked @aquafortis

Growing Bookworms

Igniting a Passion for Reading: A Retro Review to Reignite the Flame by @leaderandreader @NerdyBookClub #literacy

Share the Love (of books), Grasshopper by Michael Guevara | @NerdyBookClub #literacy

"Reading and discussing these books with my kids has to be the best single thing I can do to encourage reading."

Useful! Suggestions to encourage unique, out-of-the-box readers by @NancyTandon @NerdyBookClub #literacy

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Makes sense to me! What Most Successful People Do Before Bed: READ | @tashrow @businessinsider

Study finds: "people who read regularly tend to be more satisfied with life in general" says @tashrow

It's not only adults who need comfort reading | Alison Flood @GuardianBooks via @tashrow #kidlit

Schools and Libraries

Philip Pullman: 'every school should have a good library' | @TheBookseller via @PWKidsBookshelf

A Pre-Kindergarten Teacher's Perspective on Reading Aloud at @BooksBabiesBows for @ReadAloud_org Read Aloud month

On Taking Vacation Time to Read Aloud at her kids' school, by @BooksBabiesBows

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