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I think the commercial at the beginning may be longer than the actual video, but how often do books for youth make the nightly news?
If you’re a children’s lit fan and youâ€™ve been anywhere near a computer lately youâ€™re aware of the National Book Award/Lauren Myracle debacle. Her book Shine was accidentally added to the list of nominees in the Young People’s Literature category. After first saying the book would stay, the NBA asked her to withdraw.
In short: mistake, mistake, good move – no, wait – mistake.
While Iâ€™m not in the camp of the folks treating this like the NBA killed their dogs, I will say this – they shouldnâ€™t ask an author to withdraw when they made the mistake of putting her on the list.
I now present a buffet of Shine posts. How would you like your controversy served up?
Feisty? Read Libba Brayâ€™s Blog (at your own risk (that’s code for profanity)).
Funny? Collecting Childrenâ€™s Books is the way to go.
Comprehensive? A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy is the best bet.
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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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