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Field Trip Friday: August 14, 2016

The Week In Writing

One year after the death of Michael Brown, Zinzi Clemmons compiles writings by young black authors.

There's a hole in their HP argument (Neville's grandparents), but still The Guardian asks where are all the grandparents in kidlit?

"Kids books...are the actual best thing ever." Author Will Taylor writes a love letter to Middle Grade.

"I focused on keeping a gauge on my energy levels and lean on my family and author friends when I’ve been stressed out." Lydia Kang talks with Mindy McGinnis about how important it is to have downtime between novels.

The Week In Reading

Bookriot lists a few podcasts run by authors. Definitely don't miss our own Sarah Enni's First Draft and Kate Hart's Badass Ladies You Should Know.

36 Eggs makes recipes from books. And it's not just the food; many of the posts talk the extensive research that went in to making sure the recipes are authentic (for example, the Anne of Windy Poplars 36 Egg pound cake that the blog is named for).

Teen Librarian Toolbox posted their Sexual Violence in LGBTQIA+ YA Literature Project Index today, listing contributors and topics for the project that began August 3rd. It's part of the so very important ongoing Sexual Violence in YA project TLT launched some time ago.

The Week in Publishing

Your first book is amazing and a sure bestseller and would make a great movie and you'll be rich, right?!?!? Actually, most authors don't get published with their first book.

Marvel announces their newest superhero and we can't wait for her: Moon Girl.

The Week In Other Stuff

I laughed so hard at this delightful troll (who ever thought I'd put THOSE words together!) who posed as Target customer service and took down ignorant comments.

Rose McGowan: Woman Crush. The actress and director takes Hollywood to task for basically being a bunch of sexist assholes.

The Week In Random

Authors examining a new plot bunny like

Happy Weekend, Everyone!

Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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