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Friday Finds – February 20, 2015

This Week at TLT

Sunday Reflections: The Weight and Meaning of Words

Faith and Spirituality in YA Lit: GLBTQ YA and Issues of Faith, a guest post by Robert Bittner

Middle Grade Monday – Guest Post – On the role of fantasy in everyday life

Take 5: Books about eating disorders

TPiB: Programming with Straws

Book Review: The Bargaining by Carly Anne West

Cover Reveal: Beast in the Mirror by Laura Bradley Rede

Serving Full T.I.L.T.: Sharing Stories to Make the Case

The Distance Between Lost and Found, part 1: Wilderness Survival and Youth Group Culture (by Ally Watkins)

The Distance Between Lost and Found, part 2: Sex, Power, Politics and The Church

Book review: Tomboy by Liz Prince

Around the Web

Cybils Winners!

Our own Amanda and her son Callum on The Longest Shortest Time podcast.

Because Oklahoma want to hamstring it’s high school students trying to get a head start on college. As opposed to Utah, which chose to house it’s homeless and found that it saved them money.

In honor of Presidents’ Day, worst US president, or worst president ever?

Here’s an illuminating look at 40 tweens favorite books.

If I could just get everyone who feels they understand a child should be able to perform in school to watch this one video… (as tweeted by Love146)

Here’s a great article Angie Manfredi shared with Karen when they were discussing the high cost of activities, which can limit students’ involvement opportunities.

NPR posted an article about the correlation between lack of sleep in teen years and later difficulties with alcohol addiction.

This week’s Early Word YA Galley Chat is Storified here.

YA Book Nerd (Jennifer Rummel) has a great list of superhero themed Summer Reading program ideas. So does Molly Wetta at NoveList. Molly also shared a great list of tips for libraries who want to use Instagram.

This week in fun news: Shannon Hale’s Princess in Black was optioned by Universal, and Epic Reads has been posting cover reveals for fall 2015 titles all week!

This week in Diversity: Diversity is the heartbeat of our humanityat Scholastic, and Perceptions of Diversity in Book Reviewsat Diversity in YA.




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