Today I've got a veritable plethora, a potpourri, if you will, of links for your enjoyment. Yes, I've been saving them up--as part of my attempt to keep my blogging under control and stress-free, I'm limiting my blogging to a couple of times a week. I hope that I'll get more writing done as a result, as well as more blogging--when I feel like I've been neglecting FW and RR, I start to stress out, and the more behind I get, the more I have a tendency to go "YIKES!" and run away from the computer. Anyway.
Over on my personal blog I was left a comment by a blogger with a really interesting site called Shaping Youth, which is a "forum about media and marketing's influence on kids." The blog's founder focuses on topics like Body Image, Emerging Trends, Vapid Values, and a host of others, and there's also a great list of links pertaining to youth, education, and media.
2008's inaugural issue of Readergirlz is up, with info on Hattie Big Sky and Girl Overboard (including the Go Overboard Challenge Grant for youth-led ideas to change the world), as well as a big welcome to our blog bud Mitali Perkins, who is the newest Readergirlz diva. Congrats, Mitali!
I was super excited to see the Cybils nominations panel for Graphic Novels narrow down all of the fantastic nominees to two short lists of five finalists each--be sure to check the Cybils blog tomorrow for the announcement. The Cybils got a great plug from the folks over at the Kids' Comics Blog, which is a publication of RAW Junior/Toon Books. Graphic Novels in particular (and yours truly, yikes!) got plugged by Diamond Comic Distributors, who did a great job of putting a list of nominees together with ordering info for schools and libraries. Now we just have to wait for the finalists to be posted tomorrow, and the big announcement on V-Day!