A young Massachusetts girl used a first aid tip learned from reading “The Hunger Games” series to help assist a friend who got a bad cut.
Source: Massachusetts girl saves friend using tip learned from ‘The Hunger Games’ books | Fox News
Books for Keeps is one of several non-profit organizations formed by University of Georgia alumni focused on helping younger students in the Athens-Clarke County Public School System.
Source: Athens nonprofit Books for Keeps looks to expand statewide | Athensnews | redandblack.com
The Metropolitan Police asked anyone with information to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Source: £2m of antique books stolen by abseilling thieves | Daily Mail Online
According to a piece in Slate, novelists are now employing “sensitivity readers“ in an attempt to avoid representing characters from other communities in an inaccurate or offensive way.
Source: PC — Sensitivity Readers Assault on Literature | National Review
Start with the atmosphere. Don’t worry about wrapping everything up.
Source: How to Tell a Ghost Story – The New York Times
A national nonprofit visits Oakland to distribute free books to elementary students.
Source: Instead of digital devices, a push to get books into the hands of young readers | EdSource
When Lynn Munsinger, J74, read a manuscript for a new children’s picture book project, she was excited. An illustrator with almost 100 picture books to her credit, she is used to having some latitude in the drawings she creates to tell the story, but mostly she’s illustrating exactly what’s in the text.
Source: An Illustrator’s Menagerie | Tufts Now
Despite having insisted that ‘my lifetime hasn’t ended yet’, The Snowman author declares the BookTrust prize ‘an incredible honour’
Source: Raymond Briggs’s ‘captivating’ work wins lifetime achievement award | Books | The Guardian
Arthur and his knights have shaped the modern representation of modern heroes.
Source: Why the Legend of King Arthur Still Resounds Today