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Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: November 20

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include book lists, book awards, National Book Awards, Thanksgiving books, book-themed gift guides, nonfiction, diverse books, literacy programs, Shakespeare, reading aloud, libraries, Little Free Libraries, and growth mindset. 

Awards

Neal Shusterman Takes National Book Award for “Challenger Deep” | +

Great annual resource from 2015 Best Children's Books of the Year: A List of Lists + Awards  

Book Lists

Sharing family time this Thanksgiving: four to share (ages 3-8) chosen by

20 that "capture the essence of childhood" per (Yay for BLIZZARD from )

Early Chapter Books to Match Every Child's Interest (Gift Guide) e.g. Books that Feature Strong Girls ow.ly/UJq8S 

Holiday High Notes 2015: Annual selection of new holiday books, w/ reviews by staff ow.ly/URybN 

Something to Read for the Whole Family Gift Guide, new + classic books by age range (inc parents), from ow.ly/UJpbF 

Going Viral: Books About Infectious Diseases, from historical overviews to fiction | Ragan O’Malley ow.ly/URw3p 

A Tuesday Ten | Books to help in Growing a young Star Wars Fan  

Best New for kids for the School Year! per Esme Raji Codell

Ten Books that Imagine the Unimaginable: Genocide (for middle schoolers + up) by

Diversity

WNDBLogoSqaurePress Release Fun: Picture Book Summit Raises Over $7000 for

Libraries Reach Out to Young Black Men | Linda Jacobson | Finding hooks + building bridges to

On Making and Using Book Lists - Considering A Recent Mighty Girl Book List by

Nominations are now being accepted for the 9th annual campaign, a literary showcase  

Events + Programs

Reachoutandreadbwlogo#Literacy oriented charities to consider for year-end giving from +more 

: the invisible crisis that we can no longer ignore via w/ UN Petition

Taylor Swift (partnering w/ ) Donates 25000 Books to New York City Schools

It's very easy to donate a book! Update on the Book Fair for Ballou!!!! (now ) from  [I donated Fake ID by Lamar Giles]

On why "we cannot continue to accept or perpetuate inequities limiting children’s open access to books ow.ly/UJo2L 

What is An Illiterate Life Like? | 1 in 5 adults struggle to read. Here's what is doing to help: ow.ly/UJmw7 

Fun Ideas For Kids: A Book Club Podcast from Details in ow.ly/UCl14 

Growing Bookworms

Introducing Young Children (as young as 7-8) to Shakespeare, how and why from  

How—and WHY—to Book Talk with Your Child by

Learning to Love Audiobooks: ways to cultivate a listening interest in kids by visiting

"How many of the children we teach know in their core that they are readers?" How can we help them? ow.ly/URyzR 

Kidlitosphere

Various items in today's Fusenews incl. co's adaption of top 100 list w/ image descriptions  

On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing

Conspiracy Theories: Is There a Second Murder in 's I Want My Hat Back? |

Essay by Kate DiCamillo: ‘Reading aloud binds us together in unanticipated ways.’ via  

Declining Sales Hit Home in publisher bottom lines via

Schools and Libraries

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions, adding nuance to the framework | Eduardo Briceño

I was wrong: How learned that taking away recess is not a good way to motivate student behavior  

Great photos: The Public Collection Installs Artistic in Indianapolis via ow.ly/UCnp6 

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