Morning Notes: The Book That Sells Itself Edition
Inspired by the kidlit women hashtag that took off on Twitter in March, Grace Lin has started a kidlit women podcast, featuring essays and interviews. Click here to listen.
School Library Journal’s School Librarian of the Year has been announced, and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty inspired. Click here to read.
Oh, hey, didn’t see you there. Did I mention I was recently on the Dabblers vs. Doers podcast? It’s hosted by Dan Blank, a guy who I’ve been following online for a while and who has very smart things to say about creativity (check out his newsletter and book if you’re interested in that stuff too). Click here to listen.
Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan. Out October 23, 2018
I could say some words here, but do they matter? Some titles and covers sell themselves. Consider me interested. And a starred review from School Library Journal tells me it’s nice on the inside too.
Geisel-watchers! The Guessing Geisel blog has been heating up lately, with posts breaking down the Geisel hopes of books by LeUyen Pham, Greg Pizzoli and more. Click here to read.
If Terry Gross once politely asked if I could get out of her way and I answered that means technically I've been interviewed by Terry Gross, right?
— Adam Rex (@MrAdamRex) August 15, 2018
You see, what I like to do with these posts is bookend them with Grace Lin. She’s the mastermind of the kidlit women podcast, and here she is on PBS News Hour talking a whole lot of sense about how we should view culture as a seed, not a treasure.
About Travis Jonker
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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