- At the Guardian: Judith Kerr reads from When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit. Q&A, too!
- At Voxy: Voting changes for NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. "Under the new system, schools, or children’s books groups run by libraries will indicate that they wish to select five finalists in one or more of the awards’ four categories. Once all votes are in, the five books in each category with the highest combined scores nationwide will be listed on a website where children from all around New Zealand can vote for their favourites. In the past there has been only one Children’s Choice winner; now there will be four."
- At the Booklist Reader: Graphic Novels That Make Black History Month Come Alive. Oh, dear. I just accidentally requested a whole bunch of these... the ILL box is going to be really heavy this week.
- At EW: Three women arrested at Fifty Shades of Grey screening in Scotland. "According to The Telegraph, a Fifty Shades of Grey Valentine’s Day screening in Glasgow ended in the arrest of three women after a man asked them to quiet down. Theatergoers then reported that the women attacked the man with a wine bottle—drinking is allowed in the theater—though the police later stated that no glass was used."
- At Diversity in YA: "Readers May Be Surprised": Perceptions of Diversity in Book Reviews, Part 4. "The question is, what is the point of mentioning believability when it comes to representations of diversity? Is there something inherently unbelievable about diversity that this reviewer felt they needed to counter? It seems to me that I’m back at the beginning: unpacking the idea that diversity is “scarcely plausible.”" Previously and previously.
- At io9: This Twitter Rant Might Change How You Think About Female Characters. "It's not about them being bad or empty or not making enough choices, 9 times out of 10, it is about perfectly good women who are sidelined."
- At Timeline: Is the Library Really Dead?
- At mental_floss: How Long Would It Take to Read all Books Published in a Week. "...it would take you five years and four months to read all the books that are published in the UK in just one week. Six months' worth of releases? If you spent your life exclusively reading, you still couldn't get through them all." *dies inside*
- At NCAC: Defying Intolerance, Children's Book about Dress-Wearing Boy Kept in Classroom. "Although Mitchell has claimed that the issue is not about book banning but about parental notification, his insistence that the school board never use “this kind of material” is deleterious to the children’s sense of awareness and tolerance."