disabilityinkidlit:

Want to win books featuring disabled characters?

A lovely YA fantasy novel featuring a protagonist who uses crutches?

A not-yet-released YA contemporary novel about a young actress struggling with OCD?

Then go visit those links, because there’s only five days to win a signed paperback of The Elementals, and only one more day left to win a signed advance copy of Don’t Touch. Your odds look great, and entering is incredibly easy.

Keep an eye on Disability in Kidlit this July, because we’ll be doing several more giveaways like this!

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elockhartbooks:

6-second book talk for We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Made by the awesome Megan Bannen. Warning: SPOILER!

one of your best, Megan!

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lucyknisley:

firstsecondbooks:

Lucy Knisley signs her wonderful graphic novel RELISH at San Diego Comic-Con!

Sold out of both of my books on Saturday!

So envious!

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theotherausten:

Neato!

theotherausten:

Neato!

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The problem that needs to be fixed is not kick all the girls out of YA, it’s teach boys that stories featuring female protagonists or written by female authors also apply to them. Boys fall in love. Boys want to be important. Boys have hopes and fears and dreams and ambitions. What boys also have is a sexist society in which they are belittled for “liking girl stuff.” Male is neutral, female is specific.

I heard someone mention that Sarah Rees Brennan’s THE DEMON’S LEXICON would be great for boys, but they’d never read it with that cover. Friends, then the problem is NOT with the book. It’s with the society that’s raising that boy. It’s with the community who inculcated that boy with the idea that he can’t read a book with an attractive guy on the cover.

Here’s how we solve the OMG SO MANY GIRLS IN YA problem: quit treating women like secondary appendages. Quit treating women’s art like it’s a niche, novelty creation only for girls. Quit teaching boys to fear the feminine, quit insisting that it’s a hardship for men to have to relate to anything that doesn’t specifically cater to them.

Because if I can watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and want to grow up to be an archaeologist, there’s no reason at all that a boy shouldn’t be able to read THE DEMON’S LEXICON with its cover on. My friends, sexism doesn’t just hurt women, and our young men’s abysmal rate of attraction to literacy is the proof of it.

If you want to fix the male literary crisis, here’s your solution:

Become a feminist.

The Problem is Not the Books, Saundra Mitchell (via silverstags)

OMG THIS THIS THIS THIS!!!!!

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Aw fuck yeah!

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So Colorado cool on the prairie this morning!  All that’s missing is the view.

No, the earth was to be respected. Only then would it collaborate with you, tell you what it needed and what it was willing to give. And it was willing to give you a lot, if you knew how to ask. It was a lesson in coaxing.
Edan Lepucki, California (via specialedition87) wow, this sounds good!  I’ve been in on previous reblogbookclub titles, not sure how I missed this one.
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imnot12:

OMG! 

There is a new episode of Sailor Moon out in the world today!

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