Critical Linking: 25 Women to Read Before You Die


And so we present to you 25 female writers we admire for their vision, their fearlessness, their originality, and their impact on the literary world and beyond. To get you started, we’ve included a book recommendation for each author.

Not only is this list of 25 Women to Read Before You Die interesting, but Powells is also having a sale on all the authors listed. Clever.


WNDB and School Library Journal (SLJ) have partnered to produce the kit, which is designed to highlight children’s literature about diverse characters and/or written by diverse authors, according to an announcement by WNDB. The kit gives teachers, librarians, and booksellers the tools they need to discuss these works with their students, patrons and customers. Hard copies have been distributed by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) via ABA’s Spring 2015 Children’s White Boxes. The kit is also available online at and

Fantastic and useful.


Amazon is poised to strike a deal with New York’s Department of Education to create an “e-book marketplace” for 1,800 public schools, according to reports. Capital New York has reported that the deal, worth $34.5m, will be one of the department’s “most expensive” contracts and will create the department’s first unified e-book storefront.

The great sea of money to be made in education is too attractive for Amazon to ignore.


At Books-A-Million, the first original picture book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss since 1990’s Oh the Places You’ll Go set a company record for best first-day sales for a children’s picture book. “It’s no surprise that a Dr. Seuss tale has achieved a milestone like this,” said Sandra Wilson, senior buyer for children and teen books at BAM.

Records both in adult and children’s books this year. Wild.

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