What I would like to know is if there is some sort of repository/list/cool wiki of historical nonwhite figures in the
historically stereotypically but inaccurately white, western world where writers can get ideas for further research for historical fiction, biopics, etc. Because I’m all about asking your librarian and stuff, but I’m also about allowing people to have a place to discover the basics sans librarian/archivist first, and let’s be honest, we know that’s everyone’s first choice. Slash I would really like to learn more about all those tons of nonwhite people who existed just fine (but also not, because institutional racism, so basically how nonwhite people existed in the world prior to the 21st century) back in ye olden tymes.
BUT as a YA author, I am concerned about your misconceptions about YA. According to Entertainment Weekly, you don’t “love the “young adult” designation" because you think "it diminishes the book’s value.” You also don’t considerIf I Staya YA novel because, “It deals with issues that are much bigger… it’s much darker than I think most YA is.”
ANYWAY. I can’t make you love the young adult designation but I just thought you should know being categorized as a YA novel does not diminish a story’s value. That’s actually a choice you’re making.
HOLLA. People who don’t read YA need to shut their faces.
Like, there is actually a place and a need to talk about how “YA” can diminish the value in the eye of consumers and non-readers, but if you don’t qualify your statement, it’s likely because you’re one of those people who doesn’t know anything about YA except the existence of Twilight (and probably you’re one of the people who thinks YA and MG are the same), and quite frankly, you shouldn’t be allowed to have an opinion on it, then.
Daniel Handler interviews Kate DiCamillo, and she says exactly where I am at as a 25-year-old.
I unpacked the package I sent myself home from ALA THREE HOURS AGO and yet I am already trolling Netgalley and Edelweiss because I am a disgusting book addict or horribleness and deserve nothing and really just need to quit my job so I can have time to read, but then I would have no food. Like, I am utterly bookspoiled to the point that having had books in my possession for a week makes them no longer shiny, so even though I want to read ALL OF THEM I want MORE all the time MORE MORE MORE.
"People need poetry, but they won’t pay for it," Miss Renshaw explained. "The great hope of a poet, girls, is to find a patron. Someone who will provide them with money and even a haven of peace and tranquillity while they write their poetry."
"Like a husband," suggested Georgina.
"In some ways," conceded Miss Renshaw, a little frostily.
Ursula Dubosarsky, The Golden Day
joss whedon, noted feminist who fired charisma carpenter for daring to be pregnant
joss whedon, white cishet male who decides that he gets to define feminism and rebrand it to make it more appealing to himself, while also erasing the entire history of feminism and ignoring the…
WOW. A lot this. Like, love those shows for a lot of reasons, but no carte blanche for Mr. Whedon, which is why I also once upon a time wrote this: http://mclicious.org/2013/07/26/in-fact-mr-whedon-you-dont-like-women-all-that-much/
But you upped the age of Jonas to twice what it is in the book, and Katie Holmes could never be the mother of a 24-year-old, though she could be the mother of a 12-year-old.
AUG 15, 2014
Movie Title: The Giver
Director: Philip Noyce
Starring: Australian actor Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, a boy living in a colorless dystopian world; Jeff Bridges as The Giver, Jonas’s mentor (as well as one of the film’s producers); Meryl Streep as the Chief Elder of Jonas’s community; Katie Holmes as Jonas’s mother; Alexander Skarsgard as Jonas’s father; Cameron Monaghan as Jonas’s best friend Asher; and Odeye Rush as Jonas’s friend and love interest Fiona. Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes also in cast.
Based on: YA novel by Lois Lowry
Status: Shooting in South Africa, (Daily Mail Online, 10/22/13)- See more at: http://www.earlyword.com/books-to-movies-upcoming/#sthash.SzEDJXRS.dpuf