1. richincolor:

    My summer reading of late has mostly been childhood favorites. It’s this hot weather… I just want to cool off in front of a fan and go on a nostalgia trip! So I’ve turned to Laurence Yep in my time of need…

    Dragon of the Lost Sea (Dragon #1) by Laurence Yep

    Centuries of wandering have taught the exiled dragon princess Shimmer that humans are beneath her notice. But she allows young Thorn to join her in the search for the evil witch Civet–and the quest to restore her dragon clan’s lost home. [Image and summary via Goodreads]

    The Tiger’s Apprentice: Book One (Tiger’s Apprentice #1) by Laurence Yep

    "It isn’t every day you meet a tiger. And certainly not a tiger in a suit and tie. And definitely not one who knows your first name. From that minute on, Tom’s life changes forever. Tom has always felt different from everyone else, but he has no idea how different he really is until he learns that he is the latest in a long line of magic-wielding beings called Guardians… [Image and summary via Goodreads]

  2. malindalo:

From today on Twitter: I often see “I wish [bestselling writer] would include POC/LGBT characters!” But There are other writers who do this. Support them.
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    malindalo:

    From today on Twitter: I often see “I wish [bestselling writer] would include POC/LGBT characters!” But There are other writers who do this. Support them.

    (via richincolor)

  3. yainterrobang:

    NEW RELEASES (AUGUST 12)
    Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (August 12 - 18). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

    A Blind Spot for Boys by Justina Chen
    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Release date: August 12th
    Sixteen-year-old Shana Wilde is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it’s time to end the plague of Mr. Wrong, Wrong, and More Wrong.

    Flawed (Perfection #2) by J.L. Spelbring
    Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
    Release date: August 12th
    In a world where Hitler won the The War, and perfection is constantly sought, Ellyssa has broken free from her austere life and has found another meaning for her existence.

    Random by Tom Leveen
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Release date: August 12th
    Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It’s a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line. He asks for a single thing—one reason not to kill himself.

    The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
    Publisher: Soho Teen
    Release date: August 12th
    Adele Griffin tells the fully illustrated story of a brilliant young artist, her mysterious death, and the fandom that won’t let her go.

    Between the Spark and the Burn (Between #2) by April Genevieve Tucholke
    Publisher: Dial
    Release date: August 14th
    River West Reddingis gone. Violet and Neely take off in search of River but Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own.

    Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
    Release date: August 14th
    Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. But which survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Or murder?

    Earth Flight (Earth Girl #3) by Janet Edwards
    Publisher: Harper Voyager
    Release date: August 14th
    Jarra never wanted to be a celebrity. Except now she’s the most famous Earth girl in the universe – but not everyone in the universe is happy about it, nor the fact that she has found love with a norm.

    Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
    Publisher: Razorbill
    Release date: August 14th
    Magic kept Clementine alive, walled up in a cellar for ten years, until a boy named Fisher sets her free. Back in the world, Clementine sets out to discover what happened all those years ago.

    Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
    Publisher: Dutton
    Release date: August 14th
    As they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.

    Sisters’ Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #3) by Jessica Spotswood
    Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
    Release date: August 14th
    Now that Tess’s visions have taken a deadly turn, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another looms ever closer to its fulfilment.

    Splintered Light by Cate Sampson
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
    Release date: August 14th
    At four years old, Leah Martens was the only witness to the murder of two women in a London park. Now, twelve years later, Leah desperately tries to remember exactly what she saw that day.

    Stormfront (Undertow #2) by K.R. Conway
    Publisher: Self-published
    Release date: August 15th
    Five weeks after Raef triggered her power and she nearly leveled a historic mansion, Eila is dealing with the fall-out of her decisions.

    Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: August 16th
    After Rennie’s death, Kat and Lillia try to put the pieces together of what happened to her. They both blame themselves. Things could have been different. Now they will never be the same.

  4. fashion-by-the-book:

Sekret by Lindsay Smith 
Find it here
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    fashion-by-the-book:

    Sekret by Lindsay Smith

    Find it here

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  5. weneeddiversebooks:

    We Need Diverse Books Exclusive Cover Reveal:

    X, A Novel – Releasing January 6th, 2015

    The WNDB team is proud to host the exclusive cover reveal of X, A Novel, by Candlewick Press, a book we are so excited about!

    Candlewick Press announces the publication of the FIRST young adult novel based on the coming of age of a boy named Malcolm Little.

    Co-written by Malcolm X’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and award winning young adult author Kekla Magoon, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.

    Timed with the 50th anniversary of his death, X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

    “Malcolm inspired me with his eloquence, his wisdom, and his thirst for truth and righteousness. This powerful, page-turning story tells us how he discovered these qualities within himself.” – Muhammad Ali

    "Powerful and charming—makes you see things in a whole new way.  One of the best books I’ve read in quite some time." – Chris Rock

     

    (via corinneduyvis)

  6. disabilityinkidlit:

    In response to this Tumblr ask from rampyourvoice to gradientlair

    Ten YA novels featuring disabled women of color as protagonists:

    A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
    Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    Dangerous by Shannon Hale
    The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi
    The Shattering by Karen Healey
    Pinned by Sharon G. Flake
    Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
    Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
    When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez
    The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

    So far, we’ve only reviewed Dangerous at Disability in Kidlit; we’re unfortunately unable to vouch for the others. Hopefully this list will still prove useful to some, though—and if you’ve read any of these, please pitch in with your thoughts!

  7. Starting the service: A glimpse into the creation of “End of Service”

    richincolor:

    Everyone, please welcome Gabriela Lee, one of the many fantastic authors with a story in Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories. “End of Service” focuses on Aya, whose mother, an overseas Filipino worker, dies while abroad. We are very excited to have Gabriela here at Rich in Color to talk about OFWs, her experiences in Singapore, and writing “End of Service.”

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    Be sure to enter to win a copy of Kaleidoscope at Rich in Color! Giveaway is open to people with U.S. mailing addresses only.

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    Imagine being told by your mother or your father that you need to grow up with just one parent, or that you need to live with your aunt or uncle, your grandparents, some distant relative. And that it’s not because your parents are splitting up, or because they aren’t getting along. It’s because they have to work. And their job requires them to be overseas: cleaning someone else’s kitchen, driving someone else’s car, sailing someone else’s ship, looking after someone else’s children.

    There are about 96 million Filipinos, according to the 2013 census. Roughly 2.2 million of them are overseas Filipino workers, commonly abbreviated to OFWs. Out of these, about 51% of them are women, and most of them are working as laborers or unskilled workers. This means that many of them are working as domestic helpers, caretakers, and other service jobs — the jobs that many people are not interested in doing. And because these are jobs that pretty much scrape the bottom of the barrel, it’s not surprising to know that they’re not treated well.

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    We hear stories about them all the time: how an OFW was beaten by her employer, earning her bruises that stretch across her back like continents. How they are underfed and overworked, denied a single day off to rest or to socialize. How stricter measures are in place: to deny them entry in a mall because their congregation frightens other shoppers, to bar them from meeting in public places because it sullies the streets. Their services are sold legally (for the most part), but it’s easy enough to commodify them; after all, many agencies reason, there are more desperate men and women willing to do anything to work abroad and give their families a better life. Bodies of OFWs are sent back in boxes, kept in refridgerated storage in Manila, waiting for their families to come and pick them up.

    Some of them have been waiting for a long, long time.

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  8. Introducing Your New YA Book Boyfriend

    elloellenoh:

    tubooks:

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    Rot & Ruin author Jonathan Maberry has confirmed that actor Louis Ozawa Changchien will play Tom Imura in the movie adaptation of his popular YA zombie novel. Tom is “one of the sword wielding, zombie killing brothers. His younger brother Benny Imura has yet to be cast.”

    Three cheers for

    1) No whitewashing of a main character in a book-to-film adaptation

    2) This face onscreen for 2+ hours.

    NO WHITEWASHING!!! This feels like a major victory….

  9. naturallysteph:

This cover. My word! I don’t think it could be any more beautiful.
I love Nova’s books, and I can’t wait for this one, which is being described as “a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as ‘Orange Is the New Black Swan’.”
It doesn’t come out until March, but you can add it to your Goodreads to-read shelf right here.
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    naturallysteph:

    This cover. My word! I don’t think it could be any more beautiful.

    I love Nova’s books, and I can’t wait for this one, which is being described as “a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as ‘Orange Is the New Black Swan’.”

    It doesn’t come out until March, but you can add it to your Goodreads to-read shelf right here.

    (Source: books)

  10. bethrevis:

    I’ve been hinting at this rather a lot, but The Body Electric does not take place in America…in fact, it takes place in a part of the world that is rarely written about.

    Your task: take a guess as to where the book is located. There are LOTS of clues out there—in fact one person has already messaged me with a guess that is correct, and that’s before I’ve posted all the clues. 

    Once you know what country the story takes place in—or have a pretty good guess—ENTER HERE for a chance to win a signed, limited edition of the novel. Only 350 copies of this limited edition will be made, and one person who enters here will get one—early. 

    Reblogging and otherwise sharing the contest and/or subscribing to my newsletter gets you extra entries! I may have to make up an additional prize for whoever best mocks that mock turtleneck. I mean honestly.