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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 16

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are lots of book lists this week, as well as several links that reflect the continuation of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks conversation. 

Book Lists and Awards

Some fine titles: 2014 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominees @tashrow #yalit

New Stacked #booklist: Get Genrefied: Historical Fantasy #yalit @catagator

So You Want To Read Middle Grade: More 2014 Titles to Look Forward To from @greenbeanblog #kidlit

Fun! Top Ten Books to Get Kids Moving by Annie Orsini and Kendra Limback | @NerdyBookClub #booklist

Nonfiction Summer Reading List from @momandkiddo #booklist

May 12: International Nurses' Day, three book suggestions from @bkshelvesofdoom

10 to Note: Summer #kidlit Preview 2014 — @100scopenotes

Stacked: A Look at YA Horror in 2014 #yalit @catagator

For Mother's Day, 5 Awesome Moms in #KidLit {Friday’s Five} @5M4B

The 2014 Locus Awards Finalists have been announced #yalit #kidlit @bkshelvesofdoom

From Jewish (Muslim) to Ms. Marvel: A Brief Survey of YA with Muslim Characters @yahighway via @CynLeitichSmith

UK Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014 Shortlist (for #kidlit that communicates science) @tashrow

Great Kid Books: #CommonCore IRL: In Real Libraries -- Baseball LineUp (ages 5-13) @MaryAnnScheuer #kidlit


The #48HBC is Nigh! and a Sobering Realization on the challenge of finding #diverse books from @mosylu

How reading Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build Acceptance as kids play together | @sljournal

An Expanded Cultural #Diversity Booklist: SLJ Readers Respond | @sljournal #kidlit

Great stuff! @FirstBook Pledges to Buy #Diverse Books reports @PublishersWkly

A Little Bit More on Diversity, link roundup and reading plans from Becky Levine #WeNeedDiverseBooks

MAKING OUR OWN MARKET, new series at The Brown Bookshelf: Creating Our Own Publishing Houses | #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Important post | We Need #Diverse Books . . . But Are We Willing to Discuss Them With Our Kids? — @fuseeight

Talking #Diversity With Young Children | @medinger responds to @FuseEight post, from a teacher's perspective

The timely theme for #KidLitCon14 is Blogging #Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next?


2014 Children's Book Week Celebrations Begin Today! Are you a children's book champion? @randomlyreading

CBW_Poster-smallCelebrate children's books and reading with @CBCBook May 12-18, 2014! #CBW14

Growing Bookworms

Read, Kids, Read! Strong op-ed by Frank Brunl in @NYTimes about the benefits of reading via @PWKidsBookshelf

I could relate to Being a Mom of Growing Readers @growingbbb | Happy Mother's Day, all!

Lovely! Heartwarming Story of the Day: Book 'Em Cops and Kids #Literacy Initiative from @bkshelvesofdoom


RT @MitaliPerkins I get to talk about kids on the margins, books, *and* blogs? How fun. MT @JensBookPage Announcing #KidLitCon14

2014KidLitConLogoLeila @bkshelvesofdoom is in for Kidlitosphere Conference 2014 in Sacramento. Are you? #kidlitcon14

Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge FAQ's @MotherReader #diversity #48hbc

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Pioneers in Pigtails: Remembering the First Heroines Who Made Us Mighty @MeganJeanSovern @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow

Take Some Cues from Gilligan: Build a Nation of Readers, Not an Island by Naomi @yabooksandmore @NerdyBookClub


It’s an #Ebook World for Young Readers 13 and Under Says PlayCollective Report | @sljournal

This is depressing! Teen Reading Declining & Racial Reading Gaps Continue | @tashrow at Waking Brain Cells

Schools and Libraries

I do love these: Little Free Libraries take off in the East Bay - Oakland Magazine Sharon Levin

Summer Reading

Nice resource: 2014 #SummerReading Recommendations, organized lists from picture book through YA from @HornBook

Invitations to Imagination | #SummerReading ideas for K-3 | Jennifer M. Brown @sljournal #kidlit

Creep around Graveyards, Search for Spies | #SummerReading for Grades 4-8 | Elisabeth G. Marrocolla @sljournal

Classics are Cool, But… | #SummerReading suggestions for Grades 9-12 | Jennifer Hubert Swan @sljournal

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