Kingsbridge Library Teens

catagator:

I’ve been rounding up short reviews of books we picked for this year’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound list. Today, fitting in with Women’s History Month, I talked about a pile of books featuring girls across borders. Some are set abroad, some are set in the US, but all in some way hit on girls who face head on the social, political, and physical borders around them. These are a mix of books, including fiction and non-fiction, adult and young adult. 

Earlier topics I looked at within the Outstanding Books list include Music and Musicality, Spirituality and Religion, and Football and Football Culture

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firstsecondbooks:

Here is a post on our blog spurred by a tumblr comment about being published when you are shy.
“We’ve got a lot of thoughts about how you should be e-mailing publishers and putting your work online and going to conventions and sending mini-comics to publishers and approaching publishing employees you don’t even know at public events and befriending them.  But here’s a useful thing to know about all of that: it’s pretty intimidating, no matter how outgoing you are.”
For more: http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/behind-the-scenes/getting-a-book-published-despite-being-shy/

firstsecondbooks:

Here is a post on our blog spurred by a tumblr comment about being published when you are shy.

We’ve got a lot of thoughts about how you should be e-mailing publishers and putting your work online and going to conventions and sending mini-comics to publishers and approaching publishing employees you don’t even know at public events and befriending them.  But here’s a useful thing to know about all of that: it’s pretty intimidating, no matter how outgoing you are.

For more: http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/behind-the-scenes/getting-a-book-published-despite-being-shy/

by kellyangel:

Read the next comic here

What do I do with my life now? 

(Source: anythingcomic.com, via workmanpublishing)

libraryjournal:

ex-tabulis:

Just a few of the librarians, archivists, and repositories that make an appearance in my “Librarians in pop culture” slideshow for our library’s ice cream social. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions (they all made it in there, plus a ton more), and happy National Library Week!

Librarians rule!

(via cmclibraryteen)

pickeringtonlibrary:

Who does he think he is? ;)

pickeringtonlibrary:

Who does he think he is? ;)

(Source: thehardkandy, via cmclibraryteen)

doctorwho:

The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot have all been nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards.
All three have been nominated in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form’ category and the winners will be announced on 17 August at the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony.

Commenting on the nominations, Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, said, ‘For Doctor Who to receive three Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling. We are all over the moon. I’m particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as that was my acting debut. I remain available for any parts requiring a black jumper and slightly unrealistic hair.’

The prestigious Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. Best of luck to all this year’s nominees!
Click through to read more: Multiple Hugo Award Nominations for the Doctor!

doctorwho:

The Name of the Doctor, The Day of the Doctor and The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot have all been nominated for this year’s Hugo Awards.

All three have been nominated in the ‘Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form’ category and the winners will be announced on 17 August at the 2014 Hugo Awards ceremony.

Commenting on the nominations, Doctor Who’s head writer and executive producer, Steven Moffat, said, ‘For Doctor Who to receive three Hugo nominations in its anniversary year is completely thrilling. We are all over the moon. I’m particularly pleased about The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot as that was my acting debut. I remain available for any parts requiring a black jumper and slightly unrealistic hair.’

The prestigious Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the influential science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. Best of luck to all this year’s nominees!

Click through to read more: Multiple Hugo Award Nominations for the Doctor!

For all the fans of Hyperbole and a Half in the house!

For all the fans of Hyperbole and a Half in the house!

(Source: dimedog, via yahighway)

yareviewnetwork:

Are you an English teacher? A librarian? A literacy specialist? Working in anything reading-and-writing related for grades 7-12, and even college undergrads?
Then this special announcement is for you!
Writer’s Digest Books, the publisher of YARN editor Kerri’s “This Is Not a Writing Manual,” has just released a Teacher’s Edition PDF with FREE new content she has designed especially for teachers.
Kerri has been a teacher for years, and she dedicated a whole chapter to the synergy of teaching and writing in her book.  Now, as a writer-teacher, she wants to help teachers mentor as many young writers and other kinds of artists and word-people (future editors, PR mavens, etc), as possible.
So she is giving away some of her best teaching material. 
The Teacher’s Edition PDF, which is available for download here by anyone who thinks they might use it, contains the following materials, which is new and not available anywhere else:
5 of my favorite creative writing lessons plans, complete with time break-downs for hour-long class sessions.  Each lesson can be used on their own, or as part of a progressive unit.  They all are  tailored to help you meet those Common Core Standards, too.  I also offer advanced options in each lesson for older and/or more experienced writing students.  Plus, these are fun lessons designed to help “writer” students improve, and reluctant writers engage–with strategies like writing from the point of view of a dog, and ruminating on TGIF, students will hardly realize they are learning to use writing essentials like voice, theme, showing-not-telling, dialogue, critique, character development, and more.
A Bonus revision workshop called “Cut Half” (which requires students to, yes, cut half of a draft–gulp!).
Workshop Ground Rules
Guide to Forming a Teen Writing Group
A Reader’s Guide full of excellent questions for discussing “This Is Not a Writing Manual,” designed by Lourdes Keochgerien, YARN’s Editor-at-Large (who also freelances as a guide creator, should you need those services yourself).
Be sure to visit Kerri at her website, and follow her on Twitter, where she micro-blogs about writing, reading, eating, and teaching.

yareviewnetwork:

Are you an English teacher? A librarian? A literacy specialist? Working in anything reading-and-writing related for grades 7-12, and even college undergrads?

Then this special announcement is for you!

Writer’s Digest Books, the publisher of YARN editor Kerri’s “This Is Not a Writing Manual,” has just released a Teacher’s Edition PDF with FREE new content she has designed especially for teachers.

Kerri has been a teacher for years, and she dedicated a whole chapter to the synergy of teaching and writing in her book.  Now, as a writer-teacher, she wants to help teachers mentor as many young writers and other kinds of artists and word-people (future editors, PR mavens, etc), as possible.

So she is giving away some of her best teaching material. 

The Teacher’s Edition PDF, which is available for download here by anyone who thinks they might use it, contains the following materials, which is new and not available anywhere else:

  • 5 of my favorite creative writing lessons plans, complete with time break-downs for hour-long class sessions.  Each lesson can be used on their own, or as part of a progressive unit.  They all are  tailored to help you meet those Common Core Standards, too.  I also offer advanced options in each lesson for older and/or more experienced writing students.  Plus, these are fun lessons designed to help “writer” students improve, and reluctant writers engage–with strategies like writing from the point of view of a dog, and ruminating on TGIF, students will hardly realize they are learning to use writing essentials like voice, theme, showing-not-telling, dialogue, critique, character development, and more.
  • A Bonus revision workshop called “Cut Half” (which requires students to, yes, cut half of a draft–gulp!).
  • Workshop Ground Rules
  • Guide to Forming a Teen Writing Group
  • A Reader’s Guide full of excellent questions for discussing “This Is Not a Writing Manual,” designed by Lourdes Keochgerien, YARN’s Editor-at-Large (who also freelances as a guide creator, should you need those services yourself).

Be sure to visit Kerri at her website, and follow her on Twitter, where she micro-blogs about writing, reading, eating, and teaching.

(Source: yareview.net)