A few news items from the last week:
- Miami School Board to appeal federal judge's decision about Vamos a Cuba, at the Miami Herald.
- Two Connecticut bookstores boot The Gossip Girls and The A-List out of the children's section, at the New York Times. (Says one bookseller, “The language is bad and there’s no value to them.”) See an opinion piece on this topic by Liz B. over at Pop Goes the Library.
- Adults reading young adult novels, at the Philadelphia Inquirer. This article has struck a nerve in the blogosphere! See Jen Robinson's Book Page, Read Roger, "Young Adult Books That Adults Will Appreciate (and Hopefully Love)" at Bookshelves of Doom, and, finally, a debate on the merits of YA fiction at The Elegant Variations. (Inquirer link via Big A little a.)
- Brooklyn to host its own Book Festival, September 16th. With kids' events, too. Mo Willems is on the list of participants.