Derek Kirk Kim shares his thoughts on Paramount's casting decisions for the upcoming live-action movie based on Nickelodeon's The Last Airbender cartoon. I have some thoughts of my own, but I'm gonna need to wait until the weekend to get them up here. I'm swamped.
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New York Times Magazine Funny Pages section !
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podcast of a session I did at their conference last week. Terry Trueman and I were interviewed by Joel Shoemaker about our creative processes, favorite books, and all sorts of other fun stuff. Check it out!
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This week's Prime Baby is up over at The New York Times Magazine's Funny Pages!
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Just got back from YALSA's very first Young Adult Literature Symposium ever. It was a pretty wonderful experience. I got to hang out with such YA lit luminaries as Barry Lyga, Kaza Kingsley, and Margaret Peterson Haddix. I even got to share the stage with Terry Trueman, an incredibly charming mixture of hyperactivity and genius, both in person and in letter.
Then, of course, there were the librarians. I think I'm going to start praying that one of my kids become a librarian the way old school Catholic parents used to pray that one of their kids become a nun or priest. I always come away from a room full of librarians feeling inspired.
Some folks at the conference asked about the Powerpoint I used during my pre-conference keynote. You can download it here for the next seven days.
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