Friday, September 23, 2011

Around the Interwebs

Photo: gusdrinks
If you, like me (sadface), were unable to attend the inimitable KidLitCon in Seattle last weekend, maaaybe you can console yourself with excellent wrap-up posts from around the KidLitosphere.

Hey, it's National Hispanic Heritage Month and Kim Baccellia's posted a great list of books that portray Latinos in a positive way over at Diversity in YA. These would be great to display this month (or ANY month!).

Banned Books Week starts tomorrow!! Which means that, once again, it's time for me to bust out my awesome BBW bracelet.

What do you do when you're stuck in a rut at work? Marge Loch-Waters at Tiny Tips for Library Fun shares some ideas.

Malinda Lo has crunched the numbers on GLBT representation in YA Lit and she's got some interesting stats to share, including the number of titles broken down by publishing houses. Although the numbers of GLBT books published have continued to increase, she's found that less than 1% of YA books published in a year have GLBT characters. (According to a study by The Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law, 4% of adult Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. So we have some catching up to do.) Thanks to Megan for the link.

Which awesome illustrators have been overlooked for the Caldecott? Elizabeth Bluemle at PW's Shelftalker has a nice post featuring some very popular illustrators that have never won the medal proper. Thanks for Fuse for the link.

And this has nothing to do with anything, but it's fabulous, so:

Thanks to Sarah and Drea for the link!