Walter Dean Myers
You will be greatly missed.
masters of speculative fiction: Nnedi Okorafor
This collection of books by Nnedi Okorafor came across my dashboard today and I am excited to share them with you all. There is more to Sci-fi or fantasy fiction than Harry Potter and Twilight.
I hope to share a wide range of authors and voices on this blog. Please share voices that need to be heard via message or email and I will share them out.
Nnedi Okorafor is a novelist of Nigerian descent known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled “Weapons of Mass Creation”, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”. Her novels include Zahrah the Windseeker (winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African Literature), The Shadow Speaker (winner of the CBS Parallax Award) and Long Juju Man (winner of the Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa). Her latest novel, Who Fears Death (DAW Books, 2010), is a dark, gritty magical realist narrative that evenly combines African literature and fantasy/science fiction into a powerful story of genocide and of the woman who reshapes her world. Nnedi holds a PhD in English and currently is a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. Visit Nnedi at nnedi.com.
-Adventures in Learning
Enjoyed the world building in Akata Witch. Looking forward to reading more from this fellow Chicagoan.
Tired of using old receipts to mark the page you’re on?
Here are 10 wonderful bookmarks for the literary-lover.
Orange is the New Black explaining the fun that is the Dewey Decimal System!
we need some READ posters featuring the OITNB ladies
I would be first in line for READ posters featuring Taystee and Poussey.
#tbt to the reading rooms of the past.
In Kansas, 9-year-old Spencer Collins has been told by authorities that he must stop sharing books with his neighbors, and close the little free library—honestly, it’s just a bookshelf—in his yard.
HEY BUDDY LET’S FIGHT THE MAN
LEGO will make new female characters with science jobs
“We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring 3 scientists, now entitled “Research Institute” as our next LEGO Ideas set,” LEGO said in an official statement. “This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults.”
Full story here.
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Reading Rainbow Everywhere: LeVar Burton reacts to hitting $1 Million Kickstarter goal
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO. Thank youuu