Here are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. Topics this week include #Audiobooks, #BookAwards, #BookLists, #BrainScience, #Cybils, #eBooks, #EdReform, #EducationalEquity, #GiftedEducation, #GraphicNovels, #JoyOfReading, #ReadingAloud, and parenting.
Top Tweet of the Week
Book Lists + Awards
Great stuff! 50 Best #MiddleGrade Novels of the 21st Century per @semicolonblog ow.ly/Ceeb30qaQbg | Sherry breaks out her overlap w/ similar #BookLists from @ALA_Booklist (14) + @FuseEight (3) + 33 more | #MGLit #kidlit
Events, Programs + Research
Reading #ComicBooks + #GraphicNovels can improve brain health — ow.ly/CEey30qaQ5K | @MaryWiddicks @qz | humans are naturally inclined toward the efficiency of visual storytelling, comics let kids strengthen brain pathways earlier + more
I'm late to share this but @JasonReynolds83 was Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature this week. His platform: "Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story" ow.ly/eWx630qaeV2@PublishersWkly #kidlit
10 Steps that Don’t Involve Points, Pizza, or Prizes to Create a School Wide Culture of Reading – Lifetime #Literacy | Nice ideas here but I'm w/ ow.ly/jWW930qb9ui#EsmeCodell on need to also #ReadAloud to students | #JoyOfReading
On Reading, Writing, Blogging, and Publishing
I don't think it's too late for: 5 Reasons to Make #Reading Every Day Your New Year's Resolution ow.ly/9WnA30qarJf@BookBub | But if reading every day is good, wouldn't reading ALL DAY every day be even better? I can dream...
Parenting + Play
Schools and Libraries
Dr. King Would Have Shined a Light on Progressive Cities where racial + economic #learning gaps are higher. ow.ly/S4bf30qaPTm " How can you hold your political leaders to account for “world-class cities” where many children can’t read?" #EducationalEquity @citizenstewart
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