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Sheila Ruth
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My review of YA anthology Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets

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YA Speculative Fiction from the Cybils Awards

Each year, the Cybils honor the best children's and YA books of the year selected by book bloggers. We recently announced finalists, and these are some great books that I loved, but which didn't make the finalist cut.

#yabooks #kidlit #sff

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Recommended Book: Lois Lane Fallout

A fun and fantastic YA book. Lois Lane exceeds expectations, and then some! 

#yafiction   #yalit  

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KidLitCon Last Chance to Register

Registration for KidLitCon has been extended to noon EST today. We're meeting with the hotel at 1:30 to give them the headcount, so this is the last call.

#kidlitcon   #kidlit   #yalit   #blogging  

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Pottermore Relaunch

I'm liking what they're saying about the redesigned Pottermore. A move away from the linear, gamified elements and instead a focus on free-exploring content relating to the world, including a platform for Rowling to write more about the world but not specifically tied to the books, plus responsive design for a mobile world.

#harrypotter   #kidlit   #yalit  

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Cybils Awards Call for Judges

Kidlit and YA book bloggers, this is your change to help select the best children's and YA books of the year. Not only is being a Cybils judge fun, but it's rewarding knowing that you're helping to identify good books that will keep kids reading! Only three more days to get your application in.

#kidlit   #blogging   #yabooks  

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Five Reasons to Apply as a Cybils Awards Judge

If you blog about children's or YA books, please consider applying to be a Cybils Awards judge. Here are some good reasons to apply, and my criteria for choosing judges as YA Speculative Fiction Category Chair.

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My review of YA fantasy The Temple of Doubt, by Anne Boles Levy

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Jet Blue has started a promising reading pilot program in Washington DC, but the selection of books lacks diversity. Please see the link for more information and a link where you can sign and share the open letter to Jet Blue. #kidlit   #diversity   #weneeddiversebooks  
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