Young Writers Dazzle Publisher (Mom and Dad)

Over the past five years, print-on-demand technology and a growing number of self-publishing companies whose books can be sold online have inspired writers of all ages to bypass the traditional gatekeeping system for determining who could call himself a “published author.” They include hundreds of children and teenagers who are self-publishing books each year — a growing corner of the book world that raises as many questions about parenting as…

Who is the Route 29 Batman? This guy.

I did not include the very best part of the story, which is the very last few lines, but you have to read the whole thing to appreciate the writing. The little boy didn’t want to say goodbye, but his mom told him, “Batman needs to go fight the bad guys.” The little boy cried. “I want to go help him fight the bad guys,” he said. –Who is the…