Odds and Bookends: July 9, 2010

The story behind “To Kill a Mockingbird.” As the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” approaches, the true story behind the novel unfolds.  Find out what this world renowned book is really about!

Library of the Early Mind: a documentary exploring children’s literature.  “Library of the Early Mind” is an exploration of the art and the impact of children’s literature on our kids, our culture, and ourselves. The film features nearly 40 prominent authors and illustrators talking about their work, its genesis and its impact. The first screening will in October 2010.

Business vs. Art. This article debates how important it is for a writer or creator to focus on the art side of his or her creation versus the business side. Which do you think is more important?

Comic book news. Are you a comic book lover? Check out the San Diego Comic-Con Friday Lineup. This is a full day of comic book performances, readings and discussions.

Children’s Books at ALA: A PW Photo-Essay. Librarians, publishers, and authors braved the heat and crowds to attend ALA’s annual conference, held late last month in Washington, D.C. Check out Publisher Weekly’s gallery of photos of authors, events, and other happenings from the conference.

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One comment on “Odds and Bookends: July 9, 2010
  1. Thanks for blogging about the Library of the Early Mind documentary. I’m interested in partnering with First Book on upcoming screenings of the film around the country. Please email me if you’re interested in discussing this possibility.


    Steven Withrow
    Co-Producer, Library of the Early Mind