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The winner of the 2019 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction is Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome.

Chicago brings culture shock for eleven-year-old Langston, who moves there from Alabama with his father in 1946 after his mother dies. At school the other Bronzeville neighborhood kids call him “country boy,” and at home the strange city noises keep him up at night. He’s startled but delighted to find that his neighborhood hosts a beautiful library, and that, unlike the libraries back in Alabama that “don’t let in colored folks,” this one is open to all Chicago residents, serves its African-American community, and celebrates writers of color. Langston begins to find a Chicago home in the quiet welcome of that library, and his literary explorations lead him to learn more about his name—and even his family.
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Does anybody else read Elizabeth Wein's "Young Pilots" books (Code Name Verity, its various companions, and the others dealing with the same time period and subject matter)? If so, what do we think of them?

I've read Code Name Verity, Rose Under Fire, and most recently The Pearl Thief and really enjoyed all of them. I could nitpick about them (and have, on my Tumblr) but I'm so happy to have World War II fiction that's appropriate for teens and early adults and that deals with personalities and relationships rather than solely military or technical subject matter that I've fallen in love with them anyway.

I recently bought Firebird, a recent and for some reason very hard to find one dealing with a Soviet airwoman suspected of treason, but I haven't read it yet. It was actually initially going to be a birthday present for a dyslexic family member of mine (Wein wrote the book in a way that prioritized readability for dyslexic readers, which I wasn't aware that anyone was doing and greatly admire) but even a month after Christmas I'm still really on the fence about giving a book for young readers to someone in his fifties. I'm sure the book is great but he's not really a YA or children's literature fan and I don't want him to feel that I'm patronizing him. If anybody has read it, what would you recommend I do?

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2018

Dec. 7th, 2018 09:39 am
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What books did you read this year?
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A multifandom commentfest for tiny to medium British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.)
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What was the last book you read?
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Nominations for Yuletide are now open! This year you get 3 fandoms with 4 characters each.
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I would like to open the community to older books that were not historical when they were published but have become so due to the passage of time, such as A Little Princess, Ballet Shoes or even The Outsiders.
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American Girls: Molly has one story.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe has six stories

The Diviners has one story

The Eagle of the Ninth has one story and a few more tagged as movie-verse

Frontier Wolf has one story

Gemma Doyle has one story

Kate and Cecilia has one story

The Lie Tree has one story

Mairelon the Magician has two stories and one treat

Mara, Daughter of the Nile has one story

The Sherwood Ring has one story

The Squire's Tales has one story
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A multifandom commentfest for tiny to medium British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.) All British (and British-set) YA fandoms should be eligible.
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A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

Fic Corner is running again this year and nominations close tomorrow!
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A multifandom commentfest for medium-tiny British fandoms of all kinds, including any relevant YA lit. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.)
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Apologies for not updating in so long.

Are you reading anything right now?

What 2015 releases are you looking forward to?
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A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

So [community profile] fic_corner is an exchange for picture books through YA. There's a fandom brainstorming post up right now.

The Exchange at Fic Corner 2014 Schedule
Brainstorming: Going on now
Nominations: May 26th - June 7th
Sign-ups: June 15th - 25th
Assignments Sent: June 27th
Deadline for Stories: September 1st
Collection Goes Live: September 6th
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The Exchange at Fic Corner is a gift exchange for fic based on children's and YA books and short stories from picture books to edgy teen novels. The FAQ can be found on the [community profile] fic_corner on Dreamwidth or [livejournal.com profile] fic_corner on LiveJournal comms. Information will also be posted to Fic-corner on tumblr.

The Exchange at Fic Corner 2013 Schedule
July 6th - Comm Opens for Brainstorming
July 12th - 21th - Nominations
July 22nd - 29th - Sign-Ups
July 31st - Assignments Sent Out
September 22nd - Deadline for Stories
September 29th - Collection Goes Live

(This is not mine, but I like the idea of it.)
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A Multifandom comment fest for small to medium British fandoms. All and any fanworks welcome. Come and join in! (Clink banner for link - goes to my LJ.)
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The signups for the 2013 Sutcliff Swap Fanwork Exchange will open April 8! We had a great turnout last year and hope this year will be even better.


Sutcliff Swap is a multifandom exchange for canon-era fanfiction and fanart based on the childrens' and adult novels and short stories of British historical fiction author Rosemary Sutcliff. While perhaps best known for her novels of Roman Britain, Sutcliff's works spanned settings from c. 2000-1000 BCE to the 19th century Ottoman Empire.
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Between Shades of Gray has one story.

Blood Feud has three stories.

Code Name Verity has nine stories and one treat.

Eagle of the Ninth has one story.

Kate and Cecelia has two stories.

Knight's Fee has one story.

Leviathan has one story.

Montmaray Journals has three stories and one treat.

Nation has three stories.

Sally Lockhart has two stories.

The Shining Company has one story.

To Kill a Mockingbird has three stories and one treat.,

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