Over on Book Riot this week…
- I wrote about growing up as a library kid and the fond memories of being a kid of the library.
- This week’s not-so “3 On A YA Theme” looked at YA spy stories.
- And a round-up of 28 awesome bookish coffee mugs (including the Poe one I own and never can get enough of!).
With release week, there’s been a ton of other stuff around the web I’ve been a part of. Here’s a round-up of those pieces (note how patient the bunny is being in the above photo — usually he’s game with photos but he was not interested that night!):
- At the Teen Librarian Toolbox blog, I’ve done a week-long series for their Social Justice in YA Lit project, which has included interviewing four of the contributors of Here We Are about their essays and about feminism and social justice more broadly. They also all include a tiny excerpt from the finished pieces. Since I’m writing this post pre-Thursday, not all are up yet, so I’ll share the rest next week. But you can read my take on how I’m an activist, Alida Nugent on using humor to do good work, and Brandy Colbert on finding her voice in feminism and on social justice. Amanda MacGregor also posted a really thoughtful, wonderful review of the anthology.
- I was interviewed by Nadya Sarah Domingo for Teen Vogue and you can read her take on the book and our conversation here. That was such a delight, I can’t even explain. Great questions, great conversation, and what an honor to be featured on the leading source of actual news in the US right now.
- Kayla Whaley, one of the contributors to Here We Are, wrote an unbelievably thoughtful post for the B&N teen blog about the anthology.
There’s more to come, some that I know about, and some that I don’t. Thanks for being along for the ride. I will ask this frequently, in part because it’s a thing I am resolving to be better at myself, but if you read and loved the book, can you drop a quick review on Amazon? Consumer reviews help the book land in the site’s algorithm, making it easier for other readers to discover the title. It doesn’t need to be long or intense. I appreciate it so, so much.