I am filling in for Kate Hart this week, although next week is her last Field Trip Friday! That's when she'll bring us her amazing year-end roundup of 2014 publishing news and YA goings-on. Be sure to stop by!
THIS WEEK IN WRITING
After concerns raised by Writer Beware and John Scalzi regarding copyright terms, websites The Toast and The Butter clarify and update their contracts.
Sad news. Norman Bridwell, who created Clifford, has died.
Judy Blume will have a new book out next year!
Tade Thompson explores writing "the other," and the distinction between etic and emic approaches to cross-cultural representation. (via Tu Books)
THIS WEEK IN READING
At Parade, YA and MG authors pick their 2014 must-read books.
More for your TBR pile! The American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) selects their Best Books of 2014.
SLJ's Top 10 Latino Books.
Diversity in YA has put together a 2014 Gift Guide.
And here's Buzzfeed's list of 28 Best Books by Women in 2014.
Over at School Library Journal, librarian Karen Jensen discusses teens and poverty in YA literature.
ABC Family has picked up the television series based on Blake Nelson's RECOVERY ROAD.
THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING
Birds, backs, and Instagram filters, oh my! Kelly Jensen at Stacked has a two-part roundup of 2015 YA cover trends. Part 1 and Part 2.
Agent news: Stephen Barbara will be moving to Inkwell Management.
Erin Cox at Publishing Perspectives asks if the label "young adult" needs rebranding.
Malinda Lo breaks down diverse representation on YA book covers in 2014.
THIS WEEK IN GIVEAWAYS
Rich in Color is having an awesome year-end giveaway!
Have you entered our 12 Days of Highway Holidays giveaway? It ends tonight!
THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF
Over at The Good Men Project, Peter Pollard has a fabulous essay on decriminalizing trauma.
Oh, Channing Tatum, never change.
Dear Sugar is back (as a podcast)!
TWO Hip Hop Hall of Fame museums will be opening in New York.
If Ayn Rand reviewed children's films....
THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM