elockhartbooks:

wordbookstores:

Some facts about We Were Liars:
This book prompted several heated discussions amongst our staff, complete with ALL CAPS ASSERTIONS.
You can preorder a signed copy of We Were Liars right here. 
You can also catch E. Lockhart reading with Lauren Oliver on May 21, yessssssssssssss!
IT IS ALL TRUE. (Or is it?) (No, it’s really true, we promise.)

All the scoop from Word Bookstores, where you can order a signed & PERSONALIZED copy of We Were Liars that’ll ship when the book publishes. Also, my event with Lauren Oliver! 

ORDERED!  WAITING!

elockhartbooks:

wordbookstores:

Some facts about We Were Liars:

  1. This book prompted several heated discussions amongst our staff, complete with ALL CAPS ASSERTIONS.
  2. You can preorder a signed copy of We Were Liars right here. 
  3. You can also catch E. Lockhart reading with Lauren Oliver on May 21, yessssssssssssss!

IT IS ALL TRUE. (Or is it?) (No, it’s really true, we promise.)

All the scoop from Word Bookstores, where you can order a signed & PERSONALIZED copy of We Were Liars that’ll ship when the book publishes. Also, my event with Lauren Oliver! 

ORDERED!  WAITING!

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The first people a dictator puts in jail after a coup are the writers, the teachers, the librarians — because these people are dangerous. They have enough vocabulary to recognize injustice and to speak out loudly about it. Let us have the courage to go on being dangerous people.
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I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

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imthedogwithablog:

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

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It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)
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Eleanor and Park, the eponymous leads of Rainbow Rowell’s breakout YA novel, cannot be played by Shailene Woodley or Ansel Elgort or Miles Teller or any of the leads of the aforementioned adaptations. Park is half-Korean, and Eleanor is overweight. They are not going to look like any teen romantic movie leads in the history of ever. There’s a lot of diversity in YA literature these days, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was more diversity in YA than in any other genre of literature. This makes sense, it’s a lucrative genre, the money allows conventions to be broken and risks to be taken. Still, the books that have survived the book-to-film adaptation all share in common status quo casting. It’s impossible to do E&P with status quo casting. The film is going to have to bring in new talent. That new talent is going to be on billboards and in commercials and in pop-up ads. Every time we see these faces, we’re going to see that this is what a leading lady and a leading man can look like. When audiences attend the film they’re going to see that this is what a great love story can look like.
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fishingboatproceeds:

jacquelinewoodson:

Yesterday’s mail.

So excited for this book.

(Most of Jackie’s books are published for teens or middle-grade kids, but don’t let that dissuade you. She’s one of my favorite writers, and I am the oldest person on tumblr.)

ooh!  ooh!  I want one!

(pretty sure you’re younger than me)

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add the sound and I’ll stare at this all day

add the sound and I’ll stare at this all day

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lastnightsreading:

Laurie Halse Anderson at 92Y, 3/24/14

Buy the drawing here.

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