1. paperbackd:

    Weekly YA Spotlight: A selection of the most anticipated new YA novels released this week (07/09 - 13/09)

    Blood Of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3)
    by Barry Lyga ✤ September 9th

    Monstrous Affections by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (ed.)  ✤ September 9th

    Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick ✤ September 9th

    Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang ✤ September 9th

    Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White ✤ September 9th

    Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman ✤ September 9th

    Check out the rest of this month’s new YA releases here!

  2. staff:

    Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

    Ready? 

    Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

    (Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

  3. yainterrobang:

HAPPY #WOMENAUTHORWEDNESDAY!Nominated by: Eden, Alex & Sucheta This Wednesday, we celebrate Lani Taylor! Taylor is the author of the popular Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. Have you read her books? Which character is your favorite? What quote is your favorite? Do you think you could rock Taylor’s hot pink hair?end us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #womenauthorwednesday is about talking about lady authors and the things they do - so talk, about whatever you’d like!

    yainterrobang:

    HAPPY #WOMENAUTHORWEDNESDAY!
    Nominated by: Eden, Alex & Sucheta

    This Wednesday, we celebrate Lani Taylor! Taylor is the author of the popular Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

    Have you read her books? Which character is your favorite? What quote is your favorite? Do you think you could rock Taylor’s hot pink hair?

    end us an ask! Tweet us at @yainterrobang with your opinions. As always, #womenauthorwednesday is about talking about lady authors and the things they do - so talk, about whatever you’d like!

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I’ll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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    I’ll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson

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  5. AT LAST, THE END!

    sarahreesbrennan:

    I wrote the start of this story when I was having a tough time writing anything, and it reminded me I love writing, and I continued because I love y’all. I never expected Elliot to be the hero of something that looks alarmingly booklike—I never expected him to be the hero at all—but suddenly like a cranky kraken (a cranken?) from the deeps emerged a cross nerd who had many comments on fantasy adventures: it is terrifying that they gave those Narnia kids swords! What up with the elves? Someone for the love of God bring out the mermaids! ARE WE SAFE IN MAGIC LANDS, AND WHY DO WE KEEP GOING WHEN THE ANSWER IS: NEVER?

    Part 12 of The Turn of the Story is now up:

    http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/217691.html

    Part 1 began here:

    http://sarahtales.livejournal.com/209287.html

    I hope you like the ending to Elliot’s story. ;) If you want more, there is another story out in the anthology MONSTROUS AFFECTIONS, which went onsale today! (If you read that already, thank you for buying it. If you held out so’s not to be spoiled, thank you for your patience. THANK YOU ALL, MY DOVES. Basically.)

    UNMADE is releasing on September 23rd, Lyburn Legacy fans!

  6. restfromthestreets:

thenovl:

ATTENTION PLEASE. We’ve got a book to put on your radar and a sick cover reveal to go along with it.
Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, ready to take on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. 
When a new case finds the private eye caught up in a centuries-old battle of evil genies and ancient curses, Scarlett discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinks—and that cracking the case could lead to solving her father’s murder. Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.
It’s a voice-driven mystery perfect for fans of Veronica Mars and it’s coming out in May 2015, so mark your calendars. In the meantime, you can check out author Jennifer Latham’s website and chat with her right here on Tumblr (jenlatham) or over on Twitter. 

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    restfromthestreets:

    thenovl:

    ATTENTION PLEASE. We’ve got a book to put on your radar and a sick cover reveal to go along with it.

    Meet Scarlett, a smart, sarcastic, kick-butt, Muslim American heroine, ready to take on crime in her hometown of Las Almas. 

    When a new case finds the private eye caught up in a centuries-old battle of evil genies and ancient curses, Scarlett discovers that her own family secrets may have more to do with the situation than she thinksand that cracking the case could lead to solving her father’s murder. Jennifer Latham delivers a compelling story and a character to remember in this one-of-a-kind debut novel.

    It’s a voice-driven mystery perfect for fans of Veronica Mars and it’s coming out in May 2015, so mark your calendars. In the meantime, you can check out author Jennifer Latham’s website and chat with her right here on Tumblr (jenlatham) or over on Twitter. 

    GORGEOUS UGH BRB DYING

    (via jreadsya)

  7. #WeNeedDiverseBooks Panels (Upcoming Conferences)

    weneeddiversebooks:

    Will you be at any of the following conferences? If so, WNDB members will be there as well for #WeNeedDiverseBooks events. Stop by, learn more about WNDB’s mission and how can you can help, and say “hi.” We love it when people say “hi.” We may even have some swag with us. 

    NAIBA (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association)

    September 20th, 7-8pm: We Need Diverse Books Reception 

    Baltimore Book Festival

    September 26th, 1-2pm: We Need Diverse Books Panel with Ellen Oh, Karen Sandler, Justina Ireland, and Caroline Richmond

    KidLitCon: Blogging Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next? 

    October 11th, 1:30-3pm: We Need Diverse Books Panel with Mike Jung, Karen Sandler, S.E. Sinkhorn, and Martha White 

    BinderCon: Symposium on Women Writers Today

    October 12, 2-3pm: We Need Diverse Books Panel with Stacy Whitman, Dhonielle Clayton, and Sona Charaipotra

    NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)

    November 22nd, 2:45-3:45pm: We Need Diverse Books Panel with Ellen Oh, Ilene Wong Gregorio, and Meg Medina

  8. yainterrobang:

    NEW RELEASES: SEPTEMBER 9
    Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (September 9 - 15). 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!

    Blood Of My Blood (Jasper Dent #3) by Barry Lyga
    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    Release date: September 9th
    Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz’s serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death. Somehow, these three must come together in pursuit of Billy.

    The Caller (Shadowfell #3) by Juliet Marillier
    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
    Release date: September 9th
    Neryn must seek the mysterious White Lady, Guardian of Air. For only when Neryn has been trained by all four Guardians will she be ready to play her role in toppling the tyrannical King Keldec. But the White Lady is not what she seems.

    Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway
    Publisher: Month9Books
    Release date: September 9th
    Libbi Piper should be dead - and would have, too, if Aaron hadn’t shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron’s the local Grim Reaper… and he only saved Libbi’s life because he needs someone to take over his job.

    Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil
    Publisher: Month9Books
    Release date: September 9th
    Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith. Armed with magic and unencumbered by kindness, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact.

    Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
    Publisher: Candlewick Press
    Release date: September 9th
    In addition to trying not to make a fool of herself with her hopeless crush, Cyn must save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body!

    Exo (Jumper #4) by Steven Gould
    Publisher: Tor Books
    Release date: September 9th
    Cent can teleport. So can her parents, but they are the only people in the world who can. And when you’re a teenage girl things get even more complicated. High school. Boys. Global climate change, refugees, and genocide.

    Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
    Publisher: Greenwillow
    Release date: September 9th
    Why did Liz Emerson decide to give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl.

    Hunt for the Bamboo Rat by Graham Salisbury
    Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
    Release date: September 9th
    Zenji Watanabe graduates from high school in Hawaii and is recruited into the army as a translator because he speaks perfect Japanese. He is sent to Manila undercover but if they discover his identity, he’ll be executed.

    Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: September 9th
    Jessamin is an outcast in the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a young lord who introduces her to a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status… and magic.

    Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake
    Publisher: Month9Books
    Release date: September 9th
    Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a new side of Cara.

    Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: September 9th
    Kenna may lose her friends, her freedom, and even herself. One kiss of the blade was all it took to get her sent to the psych ward. There she will face her addiction to cutting, though the outcome is far from certain.

    Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales by Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (ed.)
    Publisher: Candlewick Press
    Release date: September 9th
    Featuring stories by M. T. Anderson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nathan Ballingrud, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Cassandra Clare, Nalo Hopkinson, Dylan Horrocks, Nik Houser, Alice Sola Kim, Kathleen Jennings, Joshua Lewis, Kelly Link, Patrick Ness and G. Carl Purcell.

    Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
    Publisher: Egmont USA
    Release date: September 9th
    Summoned to her father’s home in 1820’s Philadelphia, a girl finds herself torn romantically between her father’s assistants in the midst of a rash of gruesome murders in which her father might be implicated.

    Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Release date: September 9th
    Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died. So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy.

    Winterkill by Kate A. Boorman
    Publisher: Abrams
    Release date: September 9th
    Emmeline is not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The trail leads to a secret the villagers will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she’ll be next.

    Unmarked (The Legion #2) by Kami Garcia
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
    Release date: September 11th
    Kennedy Waters lives in a world where vengeance spirits kill, ghosts keep secrets, and a demon walks among us–a demon she accidentally set free. Now Kennedy and the other Legion members have to hunt him down.

  9. The Internet Slowdown is coming, and it’s going to be huge.

    fight4future:

    Hey there,

    Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, Namecheap, Foursquare, imgur, and reddit.

    Will you join too?

    Everyone has a role in the Internet Slowdown. Click here to find out what YOU can do.

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    Oh, but that’s not all that happened this morning. Just a few hours ago I got a phone call from a number in Washington, DC. The person on the other end tried to ask some questions without identifying themselves, but when I asked outright they told me they were from NCTA — yep, as in the National Cable Television Association, aka Comcast’s lobbying army.

     They wanted to know when we would be announcing the names of the companies participating in the September 10th net neutrality protest. I suggested they take a look at the front page of The Guardian, or at this op-ed by the CEO of Etsy in Wired, and mentioned they may want to check out this TIME Magazine article. Then I hung up.

    After the call, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been organizing for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that powerful enemies only start contacting you when they’re scared. If they don’t think you’re being effective, they ignore you.

    Friends, we are giving some of the most powerful interests in the world a run for their money. And they have tons of money. We’ve got Comcast & company shaken up and scared. This is our chance to to drive the message home and win this once and for all.

    All the tools you need for the battle are here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th

    If you’ve got a website, blog, or Tumblr run the “slowdown” widget on your site to symbolically show your users a “loading” message and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. If you don’t have a site, change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this email to everyone you know to spread the word.

    The truth is, unlike Comcast and their cronies, we have nothing to hide. A report from the Sunlight Foundation yesterday showed that 99% of comments the FCC has received are in support of net neutrality. The public agrees, and hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned. As I write this email, I’m feeling more hopeful about our chances of victory in the battle for net neutrality than I have since we started this fight.

    Last chance. We need you for the Internet Slowdown on September 10th. Are you in?

    We can win this, and when we do, it’s a victory we can put in the history books.

    For the Internet,
    -Evan Greer at Fight for the Future

    P.S. Our friends at Namecheap are really throwing down in the fight for net neutrality. Check out the awesome video they just put up at NetNeutrality.com (nice URL right?), wait til you get to the part where people are riding on toilets chasing wall street bankers up a bike ramp.

    P.P.S. There’s still time to get your very own #TeamInternet t-shirt or hoodie. Go here and reserve yours before they’re gone! http://teespring.com/stores/team-internet

  10. elloellenoh:

weneeddiversebooks:

We are so proud of WNDB advisory board member Jacqueline Woodson. Her new book Brown Girl Dreaming (a memoir in verse) made the New York Times Bestseller list! 

YAY!!!!
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    elloellenoh:

    weneeddiversebooks:

    We are so proud of WNDB advisory board member Jacqueline Woodson. Her new book Brown Girl Dreaming (a memoir in verse) made the New York Times Bestseller list! 

    YAY!!!!