Happy Friday! Hope everyone is finding some time for reading and relaxing during this busy, busy time of year. Here’s your weekly round-up of goings-ons, literary and otherwise.
Books and Reading
- And speaking of comics, Dark Horse Comics will publish The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. Check out what editor Hope Nelson told The Mary Sue.
- If you have any teen writers in your library involved or interested in social justice, you might want to point them towards the application for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Student Prize
- Barnes and Noble posted a book list of 6 Chanukah Gifts for Teens.
- Is anyone else obsessed with The Raven Cycle? If so you’ll want to check out these deleted scenes from The Dream Thieves.
- Bustle shares it’s 30 Best YA Book Covers for the year – did they leave off your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
- Margaret Atwood is jumping on the superhero bandwagon with an all ages trilogy of graphic novels out in Fall 2016
Books out this week!
- Veronica Roth talks about her next book.
Movies, TV, Music & Video Games
- Check out the Golden Globe nominations
- And speaking of awards shows, Teen Librarian Toolbox gave us a run down of the video games version of the Academy Awards.
- And speaking of trailers…the Chinese Star Wars trailer has a bunch of new footage.
- The BFG trailer arrives – is it everything you hoped for and more?
- Some thoughts from Cassandra Claire on the Shadowhunter TV show.
- The good: The Senate passed ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)!
- The bad: the latest in ridiculous book banning.
- The ugly: Haruki Murakami’s library records from high school were revealed by a Japanese paper. Eeek! Not cool.
- Want to do more for YALSA? Check out these virtual volunteer opportunities!
- You can now register for the SLJ Day of Dialogue, connected with BEA in Chicago this year.
- Have teens who are poets? Help them submit their poetry to VOYA’s annual contest
Just for Fun
- Have you seen the #NoelaNovel hashtag on Twitter?
- I’m a huge fan of Literary Starbucks on Tumblr. This looks to be the first of their holiday offerings.
- The Annual Project for Awesome begins on Friday!
—Emily Childress-Campbell, Currently reading Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson and Jennifer Rummel currently reading All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes