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pickeringtonlibrary:

Final countdown time.

4 days to go.  3 authors remain.

Mindy McGinnis.  Author.  Librarian (aka a sister in arms).  Friend of PPL.  And here we thought we’d have trouble summing her up in a few words….

We were lucky enough to host Mindy at our library back in March (click through for photos), where she talked about the inspiration behind her novel Not A Drop To Drink.  We had a great crowd, a great time, and Mindy was kind enough to stay afterwards and talk shop - and great books - with some audience members.

Not A Drop To Drink is about survival, family, and knowing yourself.  It’s about being able to adapt when your world suddenly changes and everything you thought you knew doesn’t make sense anymore.  And it’s a sparse book, every word used in just the right way at the right time. Lynn has only ever known what  Mother taught her - defend the pond in their backyard at any cost to survive.  But when Lynn’s life changes, when the landscape changes, can Lynn change as well?

Mindy will be talking killer thrillers and the art of writing good characters (and maybe sharing a few details on her second book, In A Handful of Dust) with us on July 26th but hey, don’t rely on us - read Not A Drop To Drink, and then meet Mindy at the Pickerington Public Library and get your book signed!

The PPL YA Author Fest.  1 Day.  12 Authors.  Your Books.  Your World.  A Huge Event.

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epicreads:

Animated cover for IN A HANDFUL OF DUST by mindymcginnis!

epicreads:

Animated cover for IN A HANDFUL OF DUST by mindymcginnis!

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hope-in-every-book:

svyalitchat:

The #SVYALit Project: Using YA Lit to talk about sexual violence and consent in the lives of teens. Here are a few book lists and book reviews.

Because No Always Mean No, a list of books dealing with sexual assault  
Take 5: Difficult books on an important topic (sexual violence)
Take 5: Sexual Violence in the Life of Boys  
Book Review: The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely 
Thinking About Boys, Sex, and Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian 
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton 
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
September Girls by Bennett Madison  
Discussing THE S WORD by Chelsea Pitcher, a guest post by Lourdes Keochgerien
5 Reasons I Loved Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Khuen
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Uses for Boys by Erica Loraine Scheidt
Killer Instinct by S. E. Green

Live Through This by Mindi Scott

Sex/Consent Positive Titles: Karen’s List Christa’s List Carrie’s List

See the complete #SVYALit Project Index Here: http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2014/02/svyalit-project-index.html

This is important. Could very well help those struggling to read these books. Don’t leave anyone in the dark.

(via writingweasels)

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cbcdiversity:

Ellen Oh, YA author of the Prophecy seriesEllen Oh, YA author of the Prophecy series, recently weighed in on the inappropriate and unfair treatment of diverse books; specifically the way that they are handled like ‘special interest’ books instead of being promoted as much as other titles.

“Diverse books shouldn’t be considered “special interest” and shelved in a separate area. If books containing minority characters are special interest, then any book with a talking animal should be separated into a ‘non-human category.’”

(via tubooks)

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elloellenoh:

kolorgasm:

West Grayer… anime style!


OH MY GOSH! Love this!!!

elloellenoh:

kolorgasm:

West Grayer… anime style!

OH MY GOSH! Love this!!!

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crazyredpen:

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Rounded up 20+ Asian American YA + adult fiction authors on the blog! 

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erinbowman:

Forged, final installment in the Taken trilogy, hits shelves 4/14/15.
For every thousand adds on goodreads, I’m sharing a snippet from the book. This is your 2k teaser!

erinbowman:

Forged, final installment in the Taken trilogy, hits shelves 4/14/15.

For every thousand adds on goodreads, I’m sharing a snippet from the book. This is your 2k teaser!

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shannonmessenger:

LA, Fresno, Reno, Portland, & Seattle peeps: here’s where you can find me, @amytintera, @KasieWest, & @DebraDriza this Aug. Hope to see some of you there!

shannonmessenger:

LA, Fresno, Reno, Portland, & Seattle peeps: here’s where you can find me, @amytintera, @KasieWest, & @DebraDriza this Aug. Hope to see some of you there!

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kolorgasm:

West Grayer… anime style!

kolorgasm:

West Grayer… anime style!

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bookriot:

What are the standout 2014 titles so far? Here’s a look at the huge, diverse list of books we think are knock-outs.