Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire & Its Legacy

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Random House website)

Roll call question from Rummanah Aasi: What are your reading pet peeves?

Topic: “Non-white heroes the kiss of death in the marketplace,” by Gerritson, Tess. Murderati. 2011, May, 17.

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
To Twinkle: Lola & the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Garden Trug

Karl
Lost by Jacqueline Davies
Turntable.fm
Christine Lavin and her song “Air Conditioner(YouTube)
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Jenny
Queen of Sheba
Psalms of Isaac series by Ken Scholes
Wayne CoyneThe Womb

Emily
Game of Thrones on HBO
Roadside Assistance
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross (Documentary)

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance update
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die on Current TV hosted by Morgan Spurlock
Feed by M.T. Anderson (audio version)

 Upcoming

6 children’s books

  •      If rocks could sing  by Leslie McGuirk
  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

City of Fallen Angels and the entire TMI series by Cassandra Clare
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy or, The Roof Is On Fire

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

Roll Call Question:
What is your literary boggart?

Topic:
Radical Change: As public libraries reinvent themselves, are we losing our leaders? by Margaret Tice. Library Journal. July 1, 2011

Extended:
New York Public Library Scavenger Hunt
Find the Future:  NYPL game site
Gothamist
article

Recommendations:
Karl
Austin, Texas
Dallas Museum of Art

Jenny
Ken Scholes – author of Lamentation, Canticle and Antiphon
Relaxation

Cathie Sue
Stay out of the heat and have air conditioner reads.

Emily
I’m Down by Mishna Wolff
Spotify

Adrienne
Minions – get some
Karl’s recommendation:  Peter’s Evil Overlord list

Upcoming:
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin

6 children’s books

  •      If rocks could sing Leslie McGuirk
  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

City of Fallen Angels and the entire TMI series by Cassandra Clare

Delirium or, We Used To Be Friends

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium movie deal by Deadline New York

Topic
Are All Lists Created Equal? Diversity in Award-Winning and Bestselling Young Adult Fiction” by Casey H. Rawson. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adult. YALSA. Spring, 2011.

Rawson’s Masters papers full version (PDF)

Recommendations

Jenny
Talk of the Nation, July 6, 2011 “YA Author Apologizes to ‘Wall Street Journal’ Critic”, NPR.
Super 8 the movie

Karl
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, audio version read by Alan Cumming
Artwiculate – Twitter # tag game

Emily
“aarrgghh” “aargh” “grrrooowwl”

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance update
Red Blood Road by Moira Young
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon the movie

Upcoming
How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin
6 Children’s Books
If rocks could sing Leslie McGuirk

  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

Further
“Is Young Adult Fiction Too Dark?” with Marty Moss-Crane. RadioTimes. WHYY. July 6, 2011.

I Am J or, Ain’t Nuthin’ But a “J” Thing

I Am J by Cris Beam

I Am J by Cris Beam

Roll Call Question: What is the best and worst parts of summer reading?

Topic: I hope you know this means war: YA Lit & the WSJ article

A Darkness too Visible” by Meghan Cox Gurdon

Why the Best Kids Books Are Written in Blood” by Sherman Alexie

The Dangers of Dark Teen Lit” NPR Tell Me More:
Hosted by Michel Martin. Guests:
Meghan Cox Gurdon, Patricia McCormick, Christopher John Farley and Candice Mack

Young Adult Fiction Takes Off
Hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti onWBUR Radio Boston
Guests:
Robin Brenner, teen librarian, Brookline Public Library
Lauren MacLeod, literary agent specializing in Y.A., Strothman Agency

Recommendations
Karl
Gender-neutral pronouns – Wikipedia – Use a non-gender pronoun in an email
Les (Leslie) Feinberg

Emily
How the States Got Their Shapes – History Channel

Jenny
PFLAG
Stacked – guest reviewer Paul Stenis for The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
All Clear by Connie Willis

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance – update
Game of Thrones – June 12, 2011 episode
Mine! by Shutta Crum

Upcoming Books:

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and It’s Legacy by Albert Martin

6 Picture Books

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk
Press Here by Herve Tullet
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
A Suitcase Surprise For Mommy by Cat Cora
This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

Cloaked

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Cloaked by Alex Flinn (author website)

Resources
Elves and the Shoemaker
The Frog Prince
The Six Swans
The Golden Bird
The Valiant Little Tailor
The Salad
The Fisherman and His Wife

Grimm Stories has some of the tales here

Read Alikes

Modern Witches Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan, grades 5 – 8
Scribblies is a writers group with Emma Bull. The story Karl is citing is Jack the Giant-Killer by Charles de Lint. It’s easiest to find now in the volume called Jack Of Kinrowan, which puts it together with the sequel, Drink Down The Moon (http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Kinrowan-Giant-Killer-Drink-Down/dp/0312869592).

The series is just called The Fairy Tales Series, and you can see a listing of the books here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_Windling#Bibliography.

 

Roll Call Questions

What author created a world so appealing you wanted to live there?

Topic
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Mary Sue

Recommendations
Cathie Sue
Graveminder by Melissa Marr
Mastiff by Tamora Pierce – book 3 of the Beka Cooper series
Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry – book 2 of the Rot & Ruin series
You Don’t Know About Me by Brian Meehl
Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard

Emily
Local hardware stores for art supplies

Jenny
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes and Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin with videos
Forger’s Spell by Ed Dolnick
Codex Alera by Jim Butcher – 5 book series
Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff

Karl
The D.U.F.F. by Kody Keplinger
L.A. Story (movie) with Steve Martin

Adrienne
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Game of Thrones on HBO
So You Think You Can Dance -Fox
Playaway View
Mugglefest: The Last Chapter – Norman Public Library
48 Hour Book Challenge by MotherReader
Interactive Fiction – text-based games, archive, and history

Upcoming Books
I Am J by Cris Beam
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
6 Children’s Books

Red Glove or, The Devil Inside

Red Glove by Holly Black

Red Glove by Holly Black (author’s website)

Roll Call Question:
What children/young adult blogs do you read?

American Indian’s in Children’s Literature
Bookshelves of Doom
MotherReader

Topic:
Oklahoma 2011 Sequoyah Winners and 2012 Masterlists

Recommendations:

Cathie Sue
Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Mermaids are the new trend, here, here and here.
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Green Money by Not Holly Black

Emily
Dr. Who (BBC)
IPhone Nike +GPS app

Karl
Echo Bazaar (online game)
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and playlist
Weeding your collection (see Space Between Trees entry)

Adrienne
List of best written and acted TV Shows

Grimm Legacy & Leverage

Grimm Legacy by Polly ShulmanLeverage by Joshua C. Cohen

Polly Shulman (author website)

Joshua C. Cohen (book website)

Roll Call Question
What author would you most  like to meet?

Extended Leverage Resources
When She Hollers by Cynthia Voight
Brick (movie, Wikipedia entry, currently Netflix Instant)

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz
Heads You Lose by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward

Jenny
Hint Fiction by Robert Swartwood
Whiff of Pine, Hint of Skunk a Forest of Poems by Deborah Ruddell

Karl
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl (Wikipedia entry)
Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
Modern Masters series published by Abbeville Press
Swords: An Artist’s Devotion by Benjamin Boos

Adrienne
The Good Wife on CBS
My So-Called Life, Netflix Instant (Thanks FYA!)

Emily
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth, or, Prisoner of Your Own Device

As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins – author website

Roll Call Question:
What book would you like wiped from your memory?

Topic:
Book Covers
That Cover Girl
Books by Their Covers
Book Cover Archive
Jacket Knack
Jacket Whys
Txt-based Blogging: Gender and YA Books

Worst Covers
After the MomentBlessings BeadGeek CharmingGray BabyMockingjay

Best Covers

Space Between Trees by Katie WilliamsBlanketsFloating IslandsLeverageHourglassFeedRing of Endless LightSweetlyReplacement

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
Crows of Pearl Blossom by Aldous Huxley (Amazon)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (book website)

Emily
SitStayArt

Jenny
Star-Crossed by Elizabeth Bunce (author website)
Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (author website)
Tangled (the movie)
Gabriella’s Italian Restaurant in Norman, OK

Karl
Nutsy Bolts
Remember to release the emergency brake!

Adrienne
What Adrienne Thinks About That
Demand Patrick Rothfuss (Tour Schedule)

Upcoming Books
Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman
Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
Red Glove by Holly Black

7 Picture Books and Snow-klahoma!

Banana by Ed Vere

Banana by Ed Vere

Stalling by Alan Katz

Stalling by Alan Katz

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton

Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton

Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Phileas's Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade

Phileas's Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade

13 Words by Lemony Snicket

13 Words by Lemony Snicket

Axecop (Cathie Sue mentioned during the Shark vs Train discussion)

Roll Call Question: What young adult or children’s author would you like to see write adult books?

Cathie Sue: Blake Nelson

Emily: Joss Whedon

Jenny: Jonathan Stroud

Karl: Mo Willems (a non-fiction book)

Adrienne: Holly Black, Margo Lanagan, David Lubar

Topic:
Adult authors writing children and young adult; Wikipedia Book of Author Entries and Plain Text Doc
BitchMedia’s 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader and the controversy
Amelia Bloomer Project

Recommendations:
Emily
Wolfsnail: Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (publish date September 13, 2011)

Jenny (not on recording)
Poisons of Caux series by Suzannah Applebaum
Gabriela’s Restaurant and Bakery in Norman, OK

Karl
Tank Girl (movie)
Stay warm

Adrienne
True Grit by Charles Portis – see the movie and read the book
Greek on ABC Family and Netflix Instant
PBS Masterpiece Theater Downton Abbey – available online until February 22, 2011, and on Netflix Instant

Upcoming Books:
As Easy as Falling of the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen (debut)