In the age of texting, emoji
have become a sort of second language to many. Japanese for "picture" (e-
and "word" (-moji
), they are a uniform set of smiley-faces and pictures that are available on text message and other web services like Twitter. They have become incredibly popular. They have been used to recreate great pieces of art, like the Mona Lisa
emoji-mosaic above or an all-emoji-translation of the classic American novel Moby Dick
(renamed Emoji Dick
For the month of January, we are going to be having our own fun with emoji. Every Monday, we will post an emoji summary of a classic or current teen book on Facebook
, and Instagram
. Be the first to guess what book we've emoji-fied, and you'll win a prize!
But we want YOU to write your own emoji book summaries, too! Tag them with #HUBemojibooks, and we'll not only share our favorites, but the best ones will ALSO win a prize, not to mention Internet infamy. (Would that be Internetfamy? Probably not...)
So keep an eye out every Monday for a new book for you to translate. The first will come on January 6th. And don't forget to keep your own coming in. Until then, we wish you all a smiley-cat, purple heart, hatching chick, and bowl of ramen!