Literary Linking: September 5 – 9

laptop-with-glassesMy favorite bookish links from the week of September 5 – 9:

Moomins and Tintin are great, but where are new translated children’s books?
“While we readily pick up books from the Anglosphere, a world of children’s literature in other languages is undiscovered because they have not been translated. Let’s fix that.”

The Librarian’s Gift
“For nearly 50 years, Robert Morin ’63 worked as a cataloguer in Dimond Library. He was known to live simply, and few suspected he had quietly amassed a $4 million estate. When he died just over a year ago, he gifted his estate to UNH.”

There Is No Such Thing as the Young Adult Novel
“There are, of course, novels written about teenagers and novels that focus on coming of age, novels that that skirt the subjects of sex and drugs and death or, alternatively, focus on our first experiences of them, what the world feels like when you’re just learning its brightest and darkest corners. But when you try to define the category, it remains slippery and elusive…”

As a Boy, I Was Obsessed With the Baby-Sitters Club Books. I Have No Regrets

The first time I ever saw a Baby-Sitters Club book, I was 7 years old, browsing the spinning racks at the public library near my house. It was Baby-Sitters Club No. 2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls…The book called to me on a primal level.”

Meet the Parents Who Won’t Let Their Children Study Literature
“Forcing college kids to ignore the liberal arts won’t help them in a competitive economy…For me, there’s nothing more depressing than meeting incoming freshmen at Mason who have declared themselves as accounting majors.”

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