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Field Trip Friday: March 18, 2016


Here are some highlights (and lowlights) from the internet over the past couple weeks:

- The Sustainable Arts Foundation announced its 2016 residency grant awards.

- A new study shows that teens these days are much more open-minded about sexuality and gender.

- Author Tara Sim wrote a lovely post about representation and invisible questions.

- There was a cover reveal for our own Amy Lukavics' new book, The Women In The Walls. This book is as creepy and amazing as the cover, & trust me, you're going to want it.

- The movie adaptation of Allegiant by friend & former YA Highwayer Veronica Roth is now in theaters!

- A middle schooler was sent home for reporting a rape, which is just horrifying beyond words.

- Bologna-bound literary agents discussed trends they're seeing in children's & YA books in a Publisher's Weekly article.

- Nicole Brinkley wrote a great, in-depth article about sexism in YA for YA Interrobang.

- Queer authors talk about books they wish they'd read as teens.

- Adrienne Keene takes a look at the problems with JK Rowling's Magic in North America posts, which are on the Pottermore site.

- A great article about the patronizing questions we ask female authors.

- This blog post by Justina Ireland entitled 'The Places We Don't Go' provides a lot to think about.

- Why female heroes might be more important for boys than for girls.
Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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