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Friday Finds – July 19, 2013

This week at TLT:

It’s Egmont USA week her on TLT, and we are all about the book reviews! Here are links to this week’s titles:

We’ve also had some fabulous guest posts by Egmont authors this week:

  • Em Garner, author of Contaminated, joined us to discuss the things that scare us.
  • Next, Talia Vance dropped by to explain the role grief and recovery play in her novel, Spies and Prejudice.
  • Finally, today we have Lindsay Eland here to talk about summertime and little free libraries.

Need a convenient list of all of Egmont’s Fall 2013 releases? Here you go. You can also click that link to enter our raffle for a mini collection of Egmont USA’s 2013 titles.

Previously on TLT:

Ilsa J. Bick, Egmont author of Ashes and Shadows, visited us for a guest post.

Around the Web:

Kelly Jensen (AKA @catagator) wrote an insightful article about recent issues with censorship and YA literature – What Are Grown-Ups Afraid of in YA Books. Read the comments if you enjoy that truly special kind of troll circus.

Lionsgate released new Catching Fire promotional posters featuring the contestants from the Quarter Quell.

In other movie news, read the live blog from the 2013 ComicCon press conference for Divergent

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the  School of Education atUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison has a great list of 30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know (thanks @VOYAMagazine)

We’ve all been talking about Trayvon Martin in light of the verdict that was handed down in Florida last Saturday.  Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots did so eloquently in a very personal essay.  A whole bunch of people are talking about privilege in light of the verdict through the “We Are Not Trayvon Martin” meme too. 

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