‘Net News: 14th May 2012

lnside_a_Dog_logo_itomic1. Inside A Dog 2.5

Inky has been a little bit busy over the last month; cat chasing, bone chewing and improvements to his blog. He listened to your feedback about his usability, gathered his pack and went to work. He’s easier to use and navigate, with an emphasis on the commenting features, and is now integrated with goodreads. Usability and community were key features in the upgrades.

I know Inky would love to see you, so feel free to pop by.

2. Race and YA

I stumbled upon this article, The Ongoing Problem of Race in YA. It has a great combination of past and present YA books and texts that could double as a culturally diverse book list.

As is the case any time one reads Walter Dean Myers views on YA, you quote it, because there is no improving on perfection.

Books transmit values, and if you don’t find your life in books, bingo, you have to reach the conclusion that you are less valuable.

3. Youth Magazine About Healthy Body Image

Consume are ‘a youth magazine promoting positive health, love and acceptance.’ They’re completely online and have just launched their first issue.

4. But The Computer Told Me To

What would happen if one day someone just did what their computer told them to do? ‘Computer Says Go‘ is a rather humorous article about a man who did just that.

5. Little Free Librarydonate-then-take-a-book-box

Bev of BevsBookBlog has a great little post for the NYOF and how well the Swap Box is working down in her neck of the woods. She’s a fierce NYOR promoter (which we love!) and has a series of great articles for educators and librarians.

Someone to bookmark for future visits.

6. Best Australian Blogs 2012

While you’re adding to your favourites or RSS feed, the Sydney Writers’ Centre have announced this year’s best Australian blogs. The winner of the ‘words’ category is ANZ LitLovers.

7. 2011 Aurealis Awards

The winners of Australia’s most prestigious award for Science Fiction and Fantasy works were announced at a gala event on Saturday May 12. For more, go to the Press Release on the Aurealis website.  A special congratulations must be extended to Penni Russon who was awarded Best Young Adult novel for Only Ever Always (Allen and Unwin).

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