This and That

A few articles of interest that I came across recently:

  • In the Washington Post, Sarah Pekkanen takes up the “gender divide” issue in YA lit. Girls, of course, will read all kinds of books. Boys, of course, won’t. Sigh.
  • Here’s a nice roundup of all the books nominated in the children’s and young adult category for the Lambda Literary Awards, including Love Drugged by James Klise and Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
  • And the ALA came out with their annual Rainbow Project List in January. These titles “reflect significant gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans-gendered/queer-questioning (glbtq) experience for young people from birth to age 18.” It looks like a great list, so check it out.
  • And finally, there’s a new online YA literary magazine out, called Verbal Pyrotechnics! The first issue is now posted. It includes a great short story by my friend Bernard Lumpkin! Give it a read.

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