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Field Trip Friday: November 7, 2014



THIS WEEK IN WRITING

- Mari Naomi draws up an illustrated guide on writing people of color!
- Molly Crabapples shares her fifteen iron clad rules for creativity.


THIS WEEK IN READING

- Publisher's Weekly gives us the rundown on the best YA books of 2014.
- YALSA is looking for this year's William C. Morris Award nominations. Submit nominations here!
- Erin Moulton shares helpful tips when recommending fiction as therapy to teens (along with a great list!).


THIS WEEK IN PUBLISHING

- The We Need Diverse Books campaign is less than $20K away from it's goal! -- donate quickly to snag some great perks!
- ALA announced this year's Teens' Top Ten Titles!
- Amy Fitzgerald shares a few tips on being a white lady editing diverse fiction.


THIS WEEK IN OTHER STUFF

-  Check out ByeFelipe - an Instagram calling out hostile dudes!
- Check out the School Library Journal's write up on the National Coalition Against Censorship's 40th Anniversary Celebration!
- Cord Jefferson writes a lovely essay On Kindness.
- Lauren O. Graham writes a heart breaking essay on not being able to insulate black children from racism (no matter how educated or elite).



THIS WEEK IN THE RANDOM
- Jezebel shares the grossest things they've found on Pinterest (ew!).
- Please check out #CatsThinkingAboutClimateChange for an endless feed of cat hilarity.
Somaiya Daud

Somaiya Daud received her BA and MA from a university in DC in English. She is currently working on her PhD. When not writing or studying, she spends too much time on the internet yelling about comics and robots. Her first novel, Mirage, is coming 2017 from Flatiron Books.

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