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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 2

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Please note that I am not sharing my many #WeNeedDiverseBooks retweets, because there are quite a few of them, and they are links to photos, rather than links to articles and blog posts. Instead, I refer you to the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag, where you can find tons of interesting stuff. I do have many other diversity-themed links here. 

Book Lists

What’s Old is New: Recent YA Books with Allusions to Classic Lit | @sljournal Spotlight | http://ow.ly/wipb1

What Makes a Family?: Novels for Middle Grade Readers | JLG’s Booktalks to Go | @sljournal http://ow.ly/wijkW #kidlit

10 Books With Meaning, suggested by @Book_Nut http://ow.ly/wg5sG #kidlit #yalit

Very nice list: 10 Books for Teaching Kids About Responsibility from @PragmaticMom http://ow.ly/wgmUx #kidlit #parenting

Nice list of Rick Riordan Read Alikes from @alibrarymama http://ow.ly/wg3My #kidlit @CampHalfBlood

RT @PoesyGalore @JensBookPage @alibrarymama @camphalfblood Don't miss this list, too-they cover dif't titles & I learned lot frm both http://fatgirlreading.com/what-to-read-next-percy-jackson/ …

Diversity

DiversebookslogoDiversity Social Media Campaign Goes Viral, reports @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/woaA3 #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Have you heard about the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign? 3 days starting May 1 | Details here: http://ow.ly/wg5gP via @CynLeitichSmith

3..2..1..Action, the steps to take to support the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, starting tomorrow! http://ow.ly/wlYzz

Tanita Davis "Diverse books remind us that our stories are varicolored, many shaped, multi-shaded http://ow.ly/wo9Lk @WeNeedDiverseBooks

Photo of Charlotte's son + focus on diversity in MG fantasy/science fiction from @charlotteslib #WeNeedDiverseBooks http://ow.ly/wojhV 

DiverseBooksPhoto.@thereadingzone | #WeNeedDiverseBooks in Class "The world is more diverse than panels... would lead us to believe" http://ow.ly/wo9jS 

(My #WeNeedDiverseBooksPhoto to the right, click to enlarge)

Thoughts @greenbeanblog on why #WeNeedDiverseBooks and what you can do as a librarian to support this http://ow.ly/wo8Wf

"All I want are books that reflect the world I live in" - Jennie @kidsilkhaze on #WeNeedDiverseBooks http://ow.ly/wlAlJ

Sprout's Bookshelf: #WeNeedDiverseBooks - For My Family and Yours http://ow.ly/wlzA1 @SproutsBkshelf

Melissa from @Book_Nut on why #WeNeedDiverseBooks and the #greatgreenchallenge at the bookstore where she works http://ow.ly/wo8up

Handsell-Off for Varian Johnson's upcoming novel: Here's what's going down, launched by @KateMessner via @haleshannon http://ow.ly/wg3UV

Update on The Great Greene Heist Challenge from Varian Johnson http://ow.ly/wlBIE #kidlit #diversity

Leila from @bkshelvesofdoom shares highlights from @sljournal : The Diversity Issue. http://ow.ly/wo8hz #WeNeedDiverseBooks

How Author G. Neri and Librarian Kimberly DeFusco Changed a Life | @sljournal via @medinger http://ow.ly/wgmNk #diversity

Should white people write about people of color? @malindalo via @FuseEight http://ow.ly/wg4T5 #diversity

#Diversity, Authenticity, and Literature | Pretti Chhibber @bookriot http://ow.ly/waRKA

eBooks and Screens

SFW-logo-with-2014-dateI like this idea | @lochwouters library to having "Less Screen Week" b/c true screen free is "practically impossible" http://ow.ly/wg6ef

What You Need to Know Before Letting Your Kids Read E-Books | @Time via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/wiYUs

Online skimming probably hasn’t affected serious reading after all | Valerie Strauss in @washingtonpost http://ow.ly/waTgI via @tashrow

Growing Bookworms

10 Steps to Raising a Lifelong Reader | @HarperChildrens via @tashrow (great references too) http://ow.ly/waSWq #GrowingBookworms

Raising readers: How to share a love of literature with your kids. Thoughts from Anna Quindlen @cnnhttp://ow.ly/wob2U

SRC Book swap event imagePress Release Fun: A Virtual Book Swap on #SummerReading@fuseeight + Lori Ess + @Scholastic http://ow.ly/wg6rf

What a fun idea! Story-inspired decor @365gcb | Using picture book jacket covers as art! http://ow.ly/wg4uY

Great stuff from @SproutsBkshelf | 7 Gifts of Read-Aloud, Or Why I'll Read (Almost) Any Book to My Kid http://ow.ly/waVDF #literacy

The 5 Rs of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary | Anjali Joshi @HuffPost http://ow.ly/wbklx via @ReachOutAndRead

Teaching Kids How to Take Care of Books - @growingbbb http://ow.ly/w8451 #GrowingBookworms

National Poetry Month

NationalPoetryMonthBlackout Poetry and the New York Times | @medinger wraps up her #NationalPoetryMonth posts http://ow.ly/wlB29

Liz In Ink shares Haiku 30 for #NationalPoetryMonth http://ow.ly/wlzKf

GottaBook: Wrapping up 30 Poets/30 Days for #NationalPoetryMonth w/ Pat Mora and Walter Dean Myers http://ow.ly/wlBfG @gregpincus

Wrapping up #NationalPoetryMonth from @MaryLeeHahn Our Wonderful World 30: People http://ow.ly/wlB9u

#NationalPoetryMonth - Recap and Reflections from @missrumphius http://ow.ly/wo8GH

Wrapping up Science Poetry Pairings @missrumphius with All Things Science http://ow.ly/wlBlT #NationalPoetryMonth

Tanita Davis wraps up her poem a day series for #NationalPoetryMonth http://ow.ly/wlzld

Poetry Reading Challenge for Kids {Final Week} @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/w84aQ #NationalPoetryMonth

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Why I Am Mad at the New York Times Best Seller List by @StaceyLoscalzo on Frozen adaptation topping the list http://ow.ly/wlAOZ

On the joy of talking about books by #literacy specialist Lindsey Jones @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/waTPg

Programs and Research

Cheerios launches 11th year of putting kids' books in cereal boxes, now including chapter books http://ow.ly/waQqQ via @rosemondcates

El Paso Public Library, Parks and Recreation give 25,000 books given to area children - @bobmoorenews http://ow.ly/wijDg via @FirstBook

RIF_Primary_VerticalIf you send a Mother's Day ecard Macy's will donate $2 to @RIFWEB | Details: http://ow.ly/wg4lh

Schools and Libraries

Books to help teachers get ready for summer vacation (and recommend titles to kids) @frankisibberson @ChoiceLiteracy http://ow.ly/wfZb5

Getting rid of weekly prizes in #SummerReading program by @lochwouters #libraries http://ow.ly/wg4aG

Good advice for what to say when you don't know the answer from @mollyidle @NerdyBookClub on impact of great teachers http://ow.ly/wg5Qs

Girls Do Better Than Boys in School at All Ages and Subjects, Study Finds - @NBCNews http://ow.ly/wj72Q

7 Big Myths About #Libraries | Erinn Batykefer @HuffPostBooks via @somers_library http://ow.ly/wj5AK

Interesting post at the relaunched blog The Uncommon Corps: Thinking About Graphical #Literacy http://ow.ly/wg54m

"Standards of some form, and hopefully #CommonCore, should still be in place for schools" @ReadByExample http://ow.ly/w85vt

Supporting the #CommonCore State Standards: #Librarians at the Center by @MaryAnnScheuer http://ow.ly/waSJk

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