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The power of words

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 … Continue reading

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Signing your John Hancock: Making History Come Alive

usnatarchives: Bring your family to the National Archives on March 29 and explore the many ways people have placed their signature on history, from developing a signature style to signing groundbreaking policy into law. The Family Day hands-on activities will … Continue reading

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This is a special request from the Ukrainian writer, Galina Malik To all concerned children’s book writers of the world. I, Galina Malik, writer, on who’s works more than one generation of Ukrainian children grew up, whose works are included … Continue reading

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theparacanon: “I do my best to consciously work against gender stereotypes in my writing, for the sake of both girls and boys who read my books. And honestly, the main way I do this is to craft multi-layered characters. I … Continue reading

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penguinteen: Today we are so excited to welcome another Queen of Fantasy to the Penguin Teen Author Spotlight! Robin McKinley has brought fairy tales to life for years (both her own magical stories and retellings of ageless tales). Next up, Shadows, set … Continue reading

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gnomadiclibrarian: library-lessons: The End. -via The Oatmeal “Whom is vocabulary drenched in bourbon, monocles, and mustaches.” This is exactly the quote I was going to pull from this! Love it!

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There is a misperception that children’s books are a sort of muzzy and not-quite-serious art form. They are as hard to write and edit, however, as good poetry. Like poetry, they must not have a single unneeded syllable in any … Continue reading

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schoollibraryjournal: Where I Work: Elizabeth Wein The pictures included here are spontaneous and random because, like Mr Earbrass in Edward Gorey’s The Unstrung Harp, I belong “to the straying, rather than the sedentary type of author.” I am “never to … Continue reading

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I love having something for the adult who is reading to the child. But I try to keep in mind at all times that the book is for the child. I don’t want any of that extra layer to interfere … Continue reading

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