- Author Hannah Goodman has put together a magazine of YA stories written by various authors in the first issue of Sucker Magazine, and you can download it here.
- Kelly at Stacked has a follow up post Doing Our Part: Nominate Titles for YALSA's Lists & Awards where she links to the nomination forms and gives some general ideas for how and why to nominate your favorites books for awards.
- School Library Journal's 2012 Battle of the Kid's Books has begun.
- This article from The New York Times on literacy and education of the world's poorest children has both devastating and hopeful statistics to relay. Save the Children's new program, Literacy Boost, sounds awesome. From the article:
"The most innovative part of the program is the work outside the classroom. The goal is to expose children to reading as much as possible. This often starts with simply maximizing children’s exposure to print — in some places, the only writing a child sees is what the teacher puts on the blackboard.
"In a few places, Save the Children has worked with local publishers or nongovernmental groups, or even government ministries, to print books. But more commonly, the program depends on an ingenious solution — the books are homemade. Sometimes adults write down favorite stories, but often the authors are children."
- The New York Times has an interesting debate which starts with the question Should Parents Control What Kids Learn at School?
- This article entitled Libraries, Sexual Content and the Internet: Striking a Balance Between Rights, Access, And Comfort from the Huffington Post was pretty interesting. It didn't tell me anything earth-shatteringly new, but was still well worth the read.
- In yet another New York Times article, Julie Bosman details the future of Barnes & Noble, both digital and print. If you are still on the fence about which e-reader to buy, I would consider giving it a read. (I purchased a Nook after reading the article.)