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1. 5&Dime Friday: Serious as an Art Attack!

OH, my word, it's the weekend -- and it makes us want to flee! Anywhere! Well, anywhere there's water and sun, probably. Or, barring that, lovely rain, and a good bookstore with a nice coffee shop. And tights. Even if we can't pop off to Futurama in... Read the rest of this post

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2. YES. THIS:

"That was when I realized that writing diverse fiction wasn’t simply about including people who looked, dressed, or spoke differently. Diverse fiction certainly encompasses those things, but at its core, diversity in fiction is about presenting... Read the rest of this post

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3. TURNING PAGES: A TIME TO DANCE, by Padma Venkatraman

This book pretty well had me at the cover. Like Venkatraman's earlier novel, CLIMBING THE STAIRS (and WOW, the Spanish language cover of that book) this cover was so visually arresting, I wanted to dive into the imagery. Dance is gorgeous and... Read the rest of this post

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4. Save the Date: Announcing the 8th Annual Kidlitosphere Conference!

*Original post by Jen Robinson on KidLitosphere Central:The 8th annual Kidlitosphere Conference, aka KidLitCon, will be held October 10th and 11th at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in Sacramento, CA!KidLitCon is a gathering of people who blog... Read the rest of this post

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5. 5 & dime friday: the gadfly edition

Happy Friday, Peeps! Man - it's been awhile since we've been cushion-diving for change around here, so today we are going to be ALL over Teh Internets. Lest you feel sad that rummaging through your couch only produces stale chip crumbs, we assure... Read the rest of this post

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6. 3..2..1..Action

One of our stated goals in the Wonderland treehouse is to up diverse books.We've cheered and made a lot of noise about the diverse books we've found and enjoyed, in all genres and we both read a great deal, but... there are serious holes in the... Read the rest of this post

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7. A Few Random Notes

Some links to book news I found interesting over the past week:Traveling Pants author Ann Brashares has written a...time travel dystopian novel? It's called The Here and Now, and you can read about it...now. On NPR. Gabriel Garcia Marquez isn't the... Read the rest of this post

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8. TURNING PAGES: PROPHECY, by Ellen Oh

So, I sat down to prep for reviewing a book that I have coming from the library when I realized I'd never reviewed its predecessor... um, wait. How did that happen? As I recall, this book's release date was at a super busy time for both of us here,... Read the rest of this post

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9. New Ventures: Inscription Magazine

It started last November with an Indiegogo campaign - raise five grand to produce and fund (for a year - the goal is for it to carry its own weight at some point, I would assume) a free ezine for teens containing diverse speculative fiction stories.... Read the rest of this post

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10. TURNING PAGES: The Planet Thieves, by Dan Krokos

This book is allegedly for MG. Well, my inner fifth grader is all kinds of happy right now, then. And my inner sophomore. And my Alleged Adultness. This is a Cybil potential, all right, straight up. It has heart-pounding adventure, right out of the... Read the rest of this post

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11. TURNING PAGES: Scrapbook of My Revolution, by Amy Lynn Spitzley

All hail the cooperative! I know I'm always on my soapbox for the Little Guy, but seriously, many readers never see books that aren't put out by the Big Five publishing houses (it used to be Big Six, before the Random Penguin House thing). Curiosity... Read the rest of this post

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12. Turning Pager: HAMMER OF WITCHES, by Shana Mlawski

ALL RIGHT. I know I say this every time, but I ♥ Tu Books. It's just the kind of publishing company so many people were waiting for - because where else can you tell your crazy YA tales of monsters, the Malleus Maleficarum - the Spanish... Read the rest of this post

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13. Turning Pages: The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Oh, my gosh, this was a hard book to review. Maybe because I kept kind of having to shudder, because I knew what was going to happen - what had to happen. I mean, hello, title. It's clearly there. The. Summer. Prince. People who read enough... Read the rest of this post

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14. Bits and Pieces--and Good News

There is never a bad time for good news, and if we can start the week off with good news on a Monday morning, so much the better.I heard via Colleen @ Chasing Ray that our very own TANITA, of THIS BLOG RIGHT HERE, is on the ALA's 2013 Rainbow List... Read the rest of this post

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15. TURNING PAGES: SUMMER OF THE MARIPOSAS, by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

When I studied the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez in grad school, I heard the word "magical realism" overwhelmingly. We talked a lot about the concept as defined by his work, and by the work of Latin American writers. We also talked about how... Read the rest of this post

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16. Be Reading: A More Diverse Universe

In case you missed it, we had a lovely read through THORN this week for our Diverse Universe reading tour post. Other notable bloggers have reviewed LUCRETIA AND THE KROOMS by Victor LaValle, SO LONG BEEN DREAMING, edited by Nalo Hopkinson, THE... Read the rest of this post

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17. A MORE DIVERSE UNIVERSE: THORN, by Intisar Khanani

While other people rubberneck and drive five miles an hour through autumn-tinted trees, we here in the Wonderland Treehouse are finding our autumn color without the benefit of cars. Behold, it's finally here! A MORE DIVERSE UNIVERSE is organized and... Read the rest of this post

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18. Contest Alert, Plus a Little French Humor

First, the CONTEST ALERT! Actually, there are two opportunities for you YA writers out there. Firstly, the diversity-friendly publishing company Lee and Low, who pioneered the New Voices picture book award, are now presenting the New Visions Award... Read the rest of this post

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19. TURNING PAGES: Vodník, by Bryce Moore

Now, THIS is what I'm talking about. No werewolves. No vampires. No British isles fairytale constructs. No Arthurian legends, creaky with age, being unfolded and poorly cleansed of the dust of ages for the nth, nth, nth time. No. This is neither... Read the rest of this post

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20. TURNING PAGES: The Wicked and the Just, by J. Anderson Coats

A bundle lies beside the door. The creature within is colorless and smooth, oddly calm. Like statuary, or a figure cast in wax.I shove the bundle into the brat's arms. She shudders and and scrambles to hand it back. "You'll hold it, " I tell her.... Read the rest of this post

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21. TURNING PAGES: The Good Braider, by Terry Farish

The immigrant experience is not for the faint of heart. Merely living abroad in one Western country instead of another has produced misunderstandings, depression, and wry amusements.I cannot begin to imagine the immigrant experience when coupled... Read the rest of this post

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22. TURNING PAGES: Dust Girl, by Sarah Zettel

Short of my time with Grapes of Wrath in high school, and Karen Hesse's Out of the Dust, I have to admit that my grasp of Dust Bowl literature is not all that firm. I read way too much into it, and find myself wheezing and coughing at the idea of... Read the rest of this post

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23. TURNING PAGES: Since You Left Me, Allen Zadoff

Wow. It's almost August! It's the last official month of summer reading...woe!Kudos today to newbie teacher *Anne Boles Levy*, and to all the rest of you teacher and librarian folk going back to the grindstone, reveling in the smell of chalk (I... Read the rest of this post

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24. TURNING PAGES: A Beautiful Lie, by Irfan Master

In the sixty-five years since India was no longer a single entity but because itself and Pakistan, then later Pakistan and Bangladesh, there has been a lot of hostility, a lot of suspicion, and a lot of bloodshed. The causes and consequences are... Read the rest of this post

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25. In Order To Form A More Perfect Universe

I first heard of this at Charlotte's blog. Then I hustled over to BookLust and snagged a logo button. I am SO in. Speculative fiction by diverse authors and featuring a diverse cast of characters are on the rise. Every time I see a heads-up about a... Read the rest of this post

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