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Any Day is a Picnic Day
Doesn’t a picnic sound fun and relaxing right about now? Yeah, it’s February, and depending on where you live, the weather might not be ideal. But, according to Ashley English, a leading picnicologist, anybody can enjoy a picnic any time of year.
How a Story is Told
Graphic Novel Reviews from March/April
The way a story is told is important. Each of these books is unique in its subject matter, but a graphic novel was just the right form to tell their tale in. Reviewed in our upcoming March/April edition.
Pick Your Own Adventure
An Interview with Jon Arlan
Those familiar with the release that comes from taking care by taking off will find a kindred spirit in Jonathan Arlan, whose book recalls his long walk through the Alps. We spoke to Arlan about his lively and inspiring travelogue.
Relationship Status: Faking Happiness
An Interview with Donna Freitas
Do social media connect us, or distort our perceptions of those we know? For her new book, Freitas talked to college students across the United States about the pressures attached to social media accounts---and appearing perfect on them.
There's No Such Thing as a Girl Book
I attended a panel at a library conference about persuading children to read. The speaker lost me when she presented her list of recommended titles—divided into a column for girls and one for boys. That is how you generate insecurities around reading.
Here Come the Feminists
An Interview with Kelly Jensen
Think no good can come of a tweet? Think again! Kelly Jensen's wonderful new young adult collection of feminist essays began that way. We talked with Jensen about the collection, the Women's March, and more.
Stan Lee Augments Reality; Picture Books May Never be the Same
Augmented Reality might sound like the name of a new superhero Stan Lee just dreamed up—the pickings for original superhero names are pretty slim these days—but it’s actually a radically new, technologically enabled concept in telling stories.
Libraries Can Fight 'Alternative Facts' While Welcoming All Viewpoints
It is time for libraries to plan for what we will inevitably have to deal with professionally over the next four years: the concept of “alternative facts.”
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