1. Shifting Sands: The US in the Middle East by Joel S. Migdal
2. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
3. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt *
4. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher by Timothy Egan
5. Benediction by Kent Haruf *
6. Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo
7. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker *
8. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein *
9. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
10. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
11. The Answer to the Riddle is Me by David Stuart MacLean
12. Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8) by Jeff Kinney
13. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton *
14. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
15. Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013
16. Divergent by Veronica Roth
17. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter *
18. The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
19. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
20. A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
* also a staff pick!
Spanish speakers, look what's available for pre-order! It's still some months away, but in the world of traditional publishing, pre-orders make a big difference to whether a book gets distributed to bookstores. So if you plan to order A de Activista, it's not too early!
A de activista (Spanish Edition)
A Spanish-langauge ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for…
This is pretty cool: Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros. Let's help them out! http://puentedelacostasur.org/thebridge/?p=1940
» Supplies needed for Día de los Niños
Puente needs your help in purchasing books and bubbles for our Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) celebration, an annual event co-hosted by and the La Honda Pescadero Unified School District. This year our baby book gift bag will contain A is for Activist, by Innosanto Naga…
One of the most exciting things about having written A is for Activist has been connecting with this whole community of writers, illustrators, activists and artists who are also into creating Children's Books that Matter. Maya Christina Gonzalez is one of the pioneers, and I'm honored to join her, Cory Silverberg, Janine Macbeth and others as part of Maya's course. If you're one of those people who has (as she puts it) "a children's book inside you", check out this video:
The Heart of It: Creating Children's Books that Matter – 6 week e-course
a huge-heart, big-fun, super-informative 6 week e-course starting April 7th with award-winning children's book author and artist, Maya Gonzalez This course i…
Now THIS is my idea of a children's book!
This evening on APEX Express (7pm on KPFA): Call in your favorites!
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We’re calling all book lovers and families to join us in exploring the history of Multicultural Children's Literature, with an eye toward Asian/Pacific Islander Stories! In studio we have an exciti…
25 Empowering Books for Little Black Girls
Promote a positive self-image and healthy self-esteem as soon as possible with these books!
Today is Multicultural Children's Book Day!
“Content does matter, and we know that the more children read—especially about themselves—the better the odds are to close the achievement gap,” Renee Prewitt
Some call it an opportunity gap or a relevancy gap, whatever gap you call it, let's close it! #readmorewritemore #representationmatters
UK Human Rights Blog editor Adam Wagner asked Twitter for suggestions of human rights kids for books… and Twitter responded! Here are some of those responses (nice to see A is for Activist made the list) :).
Human rights for kids
UKHRB editor Adam Wagner asked Twitter for suggestions of human rights kids for books… and Twitter responded! Here are some of those responses, compiled by Thomas Horton. ‘Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we’re paying the highest tribute we can pay… [ 992 more words. ]
Whenever I am needing to buy a book online instead of going to a bookstore, I generally go to Powell's Books, Inc. Independent. Union. Cares about books. Basically everything Amazon is not. They didn't carry the first edition of A is for Activist, so it's very exciting to see that thanks to Seven Stories Press / Triangle Square Books for Young Readers not only do they carry it now, it's one of their best sellers!