A PATRON FILLS OUT A LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION FOR THEIR KID AND THEY HAVE TO ASK WHEN THEIR BIRTHDAY IS
Submitted by Heather
Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
Congratulations to American historian and Oxford author David Brion Davis, a recipient of the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Renowned for his scholarship on American slavery, Dr. Davis’s most recent book with Oxford University Press is Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, which awards the annual prize, praised Dr. Davis “for reshaping our understanding of history… [His] examinations of slavery and abolitionism drive us to keep making moral progress in our time.”
Our fab August cover. #fanfiction
Illustration by Michael Byers, art direction by Mark Tuchman. A terrific cover story by Chelsey Philpot, edited by Sarah Bayliss. Lots of great detail, with insight from teen writers, authors, including Rainbow Rowell; and more. Also, consideration of the legal issues around appropriation and the greater meaning of fanfiction in the lives and development of kids.
We covered fanfiction in 2009. This piece is post-50 Shades and also considers the import of Tumblr.
Kudos to our sister magazine for another great issue.
Your Friday Funny! Have a great weekend!
Welcome to LJ’s new neighborhood! Took a lunchtime tour and snapped photos of some notable sights from a beautiful subway mural at Fulton Street (of course) celebrating Robert Fulton’s steamboat to the magnificent Woolworth Building, one of NYC’s earliest skyscrapers, and the new Freedom Tower, or One World Trade Center.
Despite the skyscrapers, the neighborhood has a European feel, thanks to the narrow winding streets. (This is the oldest part of the city, the site of New Amsterdam.) Very different from chic and trendy Soho, our former ‘hood.
Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!
SLJ‘s FREE online event features authors, illustrators and editors of the best books for teens under the sun!
The third annual SummerTeen virtual conference presents popular YA authors talking about their writing experiences and current and forthcoming titles in an engaging. conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.
Get up close with co-keynoters Matthew Quick, author of Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and Gayle Forman, author of If I Stay. Attendpanels led by experts in teen and YA lit including romance titles worth falling in love with, and graphic novels that will be flying off of your shelves. Take a trip around the world with international authors telling stories that transcends physical and cultural boundaries and rev up young sports fans up with winning titles.
Free conference, anyone? SLJ’s SummerTeen is on July 24 (THAT IS TOMORROW, 11aM-5:15pm); register here http://ow.ly/zpLji
With two of the biggest events on the world SF calendar coming to town this August, others are racing to join in.
Another reason to go to London! (As if you really need an excuse.)
Thank God for Samuel L. Jackson teaching us the proper pronunciation of “library.”
Huge news today! Dark Horse Comics will publish the sequel to FIGHT CLUB as a 10 part maxiseries, debuting in April 2015. Read all the details here: