Tamora Pierce was a finalist for the 2012 Mythopoeic Society Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature for the Beka Cooper series. The award went to Delia Sherman’s The Freedom Maze, a book Tammy highly recommends to all her fans. Congratulations, Delia!
My beloved agent’s oldest daughter Jesse, a fan and an animal lover and rescuer, died very suddenly. If you feel so inclined, would you make a donation to one of these causes that she supported? Even if it’s just a couple of dollars, it would help, as you know. Think of it as good wishes that will help to carry her to the Summerlands:
- Brooklyn’s Pit Bull Rescue (a cause Jesse strongly and passionately supported)
- Glen Wild Animal Rescue
- Sean Casey Animal Rescue
- Abandoned Angels Cocker Spaniel Rescue
- NY Rescue Resources INC (this is a resource center only–it will lead you to other organizations with animals in need)
The Amelia Bloomer Project is part of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Roundtable Feminist Task Force, and annually selects the best feminist books for children and teens published within the last 18 months. The Amelia Bloomer List recommends books with significant feminist content.
Alyssa Rosenberg at ThinkProgress has published a sociopolitical take on Mastiff: Tamora Pierce’s ‘Mastiff’ and the History of Social Change.
Here are some pictures of Tammy taken from her appearance at Menlo School in Atherton, CA — with thanks to Peter Zivkov.
Check out this series on YA Fiction at The Atlantic, written by Alyssa Rosenberg, Kate Linnea Welsh, and Rachael Brown.