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Friday Finds – June 28, 2013

This Week at TLT:

Join Karen for her Sunday Reflections on the world we are leaving to our children.

Where to find Christie at this year’s ALA Annual meeting in Chicago. Happening now!

Are you a Doctor Who fan? Some of your teens are bound to be. Check out one of our most commented upon posts – Karen’s list of YA books for the Doctor Who fan.

Help us welcome Dana Folkerts, Youth Services Librarian from Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs, IL, with her guest post on the Odyssey Award. (And enter for a chance to win some YA audiobooks, including Rotters and Scowler by Daniel Kraus!)

Read Karen’s review of Tarnish by Katherine Longshore.

Interested in using Tumblr but have no idea where to start? Join Robin for a quick introduction.

Christie has important views about talking about rape culture and our teens.

Everyone has an opinion about this year’s YALSA Happy Hour at ALA Annual in Chicago. (And the message it is sending.)

YAY – more Daniel Kraus! Five Questions with ROTTERS and SCOWLER author Daniel Kraus.

It’s time for our Annual Teen Art Contest – It Came From a Book!

Heather discusses her plans for this year’s ALA Annual Conference.

Previously on TLT:

Have a look at last year’s plans for ALA’s Annual meeting, held in Anaheim, California.

Around the web:

The 2013 Kids Count Data Book is available now! From their web site:

“The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community.”

The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ report Growing Young Minds was recently published. It brings together powerful statistical and annecdotal evidence of the importance of what we do every day.

An awesome response to the NPR article on kids reading can be found over at Book Riot.