Childrens literature

Syria’s Children Suffering, Dying Three Years Into Conflict – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Three years of conflict are testing the resilience of Syrian children. More than 5.5 million Syrian youth have been deprived of schools, food, medical attention, or a safe community to grow up in, according to UNICEF, which released sobering statistics on Syria’s youngest victims days before the third anniversary of the crisis on March 15. “The children of Syria cannot afford another year of conflict,” states the UNICEF report,…

The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix – Wired

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Image courtesy Apple Struggling against plunging prices and a shrinking audience, book publishers think they’ve found a compelling vision for the future: magazines. Today, the San Francisco-based literary startup Plympton launched an online fiction service called Rooster. It’s sold by subscription. It’s priced by the month. And it automatically delivers regular content to your iPhone or iPad. In other words, it’s a book service that’s packaged like a magazine service….

Keith Richards becomes a children’s author – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is to publish a children’s book, with illustrations by his daughter. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is about Richards’ grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who played in a jazz big band and introduced the young Keith to music. “I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about,” Keith Richards said….

Syria’s Children Suffering, Dying Three Years Into Conflict – NBCNews.com

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Three years of conflict are testing the resilience of Syrian children. More than 5.5 million Syrian youth have been deprived of schools, food, medical attention, or a safe community to grow up in, according to UNICEF, which released sobering statistics on Syria’s youngest victims days before the third anniversary of the crisis on March 15. “The children of Syria cannot afford another year of conflict,” states the UNICEF report,…

Keith Richards becomes a children’s author – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is to publish a children’s book, with illustrations by his daughter. Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar is about Richards’ grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who played in a jazz big band and introduced the young Keith to music. “I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I’m talking about,” Keith Richards said….

Syria’s Children Suffering, Dying Three Years Into Conflict – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three years of conflict are testing the resilience of Syrian children. More than 5.5 million Syrian youth have been deprived of schools, food, medical attention, or a safe community to grow up in, according to UNICEF, which released sobering statistics on Syria’s youngest victims days before the third anniversary of the crisis on March 15. “The children of Syria cannot afford another year of conflict,” states the UNICEF report,…

Syria’s Children Suffering, Dying Three Years Into Conflict – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three years of conflict are testing the resilience of Syrian children. More than 5.5 million Syrian youth have been deprived of schools, food, medical attention, or a safe community to grow up in, according to UNICEF, which released sobering statistics on Syria’s youngest victims days before the third anniversary of the crisis on March 15. “The children of Syria cannot afford another year of conflict,” states the UNICEF report,…

NBCC poetry judges consider a dazzling variety of verse – Washington Post (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Just a sampling of the hundreds of poetry collections the NBCC considered for this year’s prize. (Courtesy of David Biespiel) Last year in Harper’s, Mark Edmundson, an English professor at the University of Virginia, delivered a jeremiad against contemporary poetry. He upbraided our leading bards for being “oblique, equivocal, painfully self-questioning . . . timid, small, in retreat . . . ever more private, idiosyncratic, and withdrawn.” And then he went negative….