Film & Literature for Children and YAs
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A collection of articles and websites discussing film and literature for children and young adults.
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Sherman Alexie: Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood

Sherman Alexie: Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
By Sherman Alexie:
Recently, I was the surprise commencement speaker at the promotion ceremony for a Seattle alternative high school. I spoke to sixty students, who’d come from sixteen different di...
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#FSYALit: Muslim Representation in YA Lit, a guest post by Kaye M — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

#FSYALit: Muslim Representation in YA Lit, a guest post by Kaye M — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it

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Francesca Mellin's curator insight, May 7, 2015 3:25 PM

A passionate post about the faith and Muslim identity in YA literature.

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List of the Week: Ten Lesbian Protagonists - YA Interrobang

List of the Week: Ten Lesbian Protagonists - YA Interrobang | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
What's on our list this week? Ten novels with lesbian protagonists!
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BOOKS MATTER ADL recommends: Book of the Month

BOOKS MATTER ADL recommends: Book of the Month | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Find books that help children explore the true diversity of our world, challenge bias and bullying and combat injustice. Books Matter, a new online bibliography, identifies titles recommended by the Anti-Defamation League, world leaders in anti-bias education. http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/books-matter/ http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/books-matter/
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The definitive guide to the best cloud photo services in 2015

The definitive guide to the best cloud photo services in 2015 | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Not sure where to back up your photos to? Here are the best cloud photo services for backing up your photos we've used in 2015.
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Troubled Teens and Monstrous Others: Problematic Depictions of Characters with Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature | Thaller | Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature

Troubled Teens and Monstrous Others: Problematic Depictions of Characters with Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature | Thaller | Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Troubled Teens and Monstrous Others: Problematic Depictions of Characters with Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature
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Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, June 26, 2015 2:55 PM

This is a subject I've been concerned about for a long time in ALL literature, not just YA.

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‘We Need Diverse Books Because’: An Indigenous perspective on diversity in young adult and children’s literature in Australia

‘We Need Diverse Books Because’: An Indigenous perspective on diversity in young adult and children’s literature in Australia | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Indigenous author and illustrator Ambelin Kwaymullina unpacks key ideas from the US-based We Need Diverse Books campaign for diversity in literature, and lays out an argument for how and why Australian publishers, readers and writers should address...
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The Public School Ethos and Late Victorian Children's Literature

The Public School Ethos and Late Victorian Children's Literature | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
The writers of biographical and fictional works in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries sought to instil these values into young people’s minds. These were the values of what is known ...
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Diversity and Inclusion in Children's Literature

Diversity and Inclusion in Children's Literature | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Interview with Emma Lesko, an author and advocate for diversity and inclusion in children's literature. Her Super Lexi chapter book is about autism.
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40 LGBTQ-Friendly Picture Books for Ages 0-5 | Autostraddle

40 LGBTQ-Friendly Picture Books for Ages 0-5 | Autostraddle | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Don't have small humans of your own to shop for? Queer picture books make great gifts (the shopping process is far less anxiety-inducing than trying to find suitable clothes, I promise) or your community library might have ...

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Diversity in YA

Diversity in YA | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Puttin' a little diversity in ya since 2011.
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Navigating the Great White North

Navigating the Great White North | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
An incredibly important critical essay by our new friend, activist author Zetta Elliot: Navigating the Great White North: Representing Blackness in Canadian Young Adult Literature     (Navigating the Great White North: representing blackness in Canadian...
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Malorie Blackman: my quest for diversity in children's books – video

Malorie Blackman: my quest for diversity in children's books – video | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
The children's laureate Malorie Blackman is interviewed by teenager Megan Quibell at the very first Young Adult Lit Convention (YALC) held at Comic Con earlier this month. So one year into her laureateship, how's it going? Find out in this video
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LGBTQIA+ YA Masterlist

LGBTQIA+ YA Masterlist | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
GayYA's Queer YA Masterlist is divided into six sections, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Asexual/Aromantic. We know there are many more identities than these, but due to the lac...
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The Media Consortium Powered by RebelMouse

The Media Consortium Powered by RebelMouse | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
TMC is a North American network of leading independent media outlets. Follow us for news & nuance you can't find anywhere else! Tweets by @jgksf + @manolialive
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List of the Week: Genderqueer and Transgender YA Leads - YA Interrobang

List of the Week: Genderqueer and Transgender YA Leads - YA Interrobang | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
We need diverse books - but before we call for more, we should read the ones we have. Here are ten books with genderqueer and transgender YA leads.
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9 Of Literature's Best LGBTQ Coming-Of-Age Sexuality Stories That Helped Us ... - Bustle

9 Of Literature's Best LGBTQ Coming-Of-Age Sexuality Stories That Helped Us ...
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Literature is filled with characters (and lots of real-life people, too) who discovered their sexual identities and OWNED IT in the very best way.

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Father's Day: Dads in literature – the good, the bad and the great - Irish Times

Father's Day: Dads in literature – the good, the bad and the great - Irish Times | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
From Bob Cratchit to Atticus Finch, from Philip Roth to Ivan Turgenev, Eileen Battersby surveys fathers in fiction and the authors who created them
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The dark side of nursery rhymes

Goosey Goosey Gander may be about religious persecution, while Lucy Locket is about 18th Century prostitutes, writes Clemency Burton-Hill.
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Why More Diversity in Children's Literature Is Absolutely Necessary

Why More Diversity in Children's Literature Is Absolutely Necessary | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Every child deserves the mirror experience in literature. But that is not possible unless our libraries, schools, and homes contain diverse books that allow all readers to see their lived experiences and cultural traditions worthy of being in print.
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Hi. (mothernaturenetwork: The face of children’s...)

Hi. (mothernaturenetwork: The face of children’s...) | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
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“The face of children’s literature is about to change
Almost half of U.S. children have a minority background, but you rarely see them in books. One group wants to change that,...
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Creating a storyboard for children's picture books

Best selling children's book author Jo Linsdell talks about storyboarding and shares her own storyboarding process using her latest release Fairy May as an e...

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Young adult fiction can be a safe space to discuss youth suicide - The Conversation AU

Young adult fiction can be a safe space to discuss youth suicide - The Conversation AU | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
Young adult fiction can be a safe space to discuss youth suicide
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Young Adult (YA) literature has long been a field where intense, anxiety-inducing or even taboo topics can be explored.
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Racebending.com : ursulatheseabitchh: So I made this thing...

Racebending.com : ursulatheseabitchh: So I made this thing... | Film & Literature for Children and YAs | Scoop.it
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So I made this thing and I’m pretty proud of it, haha.
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