Friday Linky List - May 23, 2014

From The Atlantic: A Mississippi School Striving for Excellence (sub-title: Not all schools are failing)

Via PW at The Atlantic: Why Libraries Matter (video documentary). SO important!!!

Via PW at Flavorwire: 10 Sung and Stylish Ways to Cozy Up With a Good Book - fun!

From SLJ: How Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build Acceptance

From - Announcing the 2014 Spectrum Fantastic Art Award Winners - wow!

From The Mixed Up Files: Diversity Baby Needs YOU

At The Horn Book: "The Elephant Was in the Room" by Roger Sutton

From PW: When Holden Met Katniss: The 40 Best YA Novels

Also from PW via The Public Domain Review: In the Image of God: John Comenius and the First Children’s Picture Book

From HuffPost via PW: "8 Life Lessons Every Adult Can Learn From Famous Author Commencement Speeches"

Irene Latham is hosting a fantastic giveaway on her website - either meet her at the Birmingham Zoo on June 25th or July 20th - OR send her a photo of you with a zoo animal and you could win a classroom set of 25 paperback copies of DON'T FEED THE BOY!!

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