Friday Links List - 18 January 2019

From Chronicle Vitae: How To Teach A Good First Day of Class

From BrainPickings: Rebecca Solnit's Lovely Letter to Children About How Books Solace, Empower, and Transform Us

From Shelf Awareness: AAP Sales: Huge Jump for Trade Titles in November (and LOOK at the Children's Books!)

From The Art Room Plant: Semen Bukharin is a school janitor who decided to entertain the children by making snow paintings for them as he cleared the paths - this is PURE creative JOY!

From SLJ: Engaging Young Citizen Activists

From Book Riot: Goodnight Moon is Overrated and Other Controversial Kidlit Opinions (with suggested alternatives)

From TES: How reading could reduce anxiety

From The Bookseller: Bluemoose reveals plans to publish only female writers in 2020

From The Guardian: Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

From Shelf Awareness: Soucebooks Expands Children's Publishing Division (this is the publisher of my novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET)

And more from PW about Sourcebooks' new imprints

From SLJ: Author Bill Konigsberg Calls for Continued Conversation in Response to Hatred and Bigotry

From The Atlantic: Fairy Tales for Young Socialists: A collection of political fables from late-19th- and early-20th-century Great Britain offers striking allegories that remain pertinent today.

From Brain Pickings: A 100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor on How Books Save Lives

From The Scottish Book Trust: Great Books By Scottish LGBTQ Authors

From Scholastic Parents: 10 Books Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. for Early Readers

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