A Little Roundup
Voice of Youth Advocates has a list of lists. I was tipped off to the Nonfiction Honor List (scroll down to August) by Kids Lit. I couldn't help but notice that there are titles about Jackie Robinson and Ellis Island. I hate to sound glib, but aren't there already an enormous number of books on those subjects? Which is not to say that these books aren't good.
Rosemary Graham, author of My Not So Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel, has a new book out, Thou Shalt Not Dump the Skater Dude. Rosemary is an acquaintance from Readerville, so I thought I'd give her a mention. myjellybean is running a contest with 10 copies of Rosemary's new book as prizes.
Whenever I see contests for YA book giveaways I always have to tell myself, no, Gail, no. They don't mean you when they say things like "open to ages 13 and up." If I entered and won, I'd feel as if I belonged in an episode of Strangers With Candy. Which is going to be a movie, by the way.
After visiting myjellybean, I'm at a loss to figure out what it is. When I run my cursor over the logo, I get a little pop-up that says "Myjellybean.com for teen girls." It seems to be all the most superficial stuff from teen magazines brought together at one spot on the web. I guess I have seen sites like this before, always directed toward girls. I wonder what a guy site looks like? I mean a general guy site, not something directed toward a specific topic. Are there such things?