Friday, February 21, 2014

Book News You Can Use 2/21/14

Happy (Belated) Birthday Toni Morrison!! Read ZoraToniMaya's appreciation post.

Relax in Paradise Mavis Gallant.

Here are some inspiring quotes from Audre Lorde, who would have turned 80 Tuesday.  Here are also 10 reasons to love her.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the BCALA Literary Awards!

Also congratulations to all of the LA Times Book Prize finalists and honorees!

There is a Raisin in the Sun exhibit at the New York Public Library.


And speaking of YA books, this list of African-American YA books is EVERYTHING.

After the success of her first mystery novel (after it was leaked it was her), J.K. Rowling will return with another Robert Galbraith novel.

Hey Sci-Fi writers, racist and sexists rants are not allowed.

If the humor of Pearls Before Swine are any indication, these Timmy Failure books should be awesome.

Bret Easton Ellis says that he's working on a film project with Kanye West.  Please make this happen.

Here is a list of independent websites that are about black literature and authors.  Some are well known, some...not so much.

Here is a list of smart reads for teens.  Cy In Chains sounds like an interesting read.

This list is old (as in December) and it has a list of "African-American Interest Adult Titles".  I know this list is for book store owners and librarians, but you can take it or leave it.

James Patterson is giving away $1 million to independent book stores.

Harper Lee has settled a lawsuit against a museum in her home town.

Check out this article featuring Kimberla Lawson Roby.

Authors are asked which books we should stop calling classics.

This blogger got to meet Octavia Butler weeks before her passing.

This kid is collecting books for homeless kids. And he's 6. SIX.

Happy 50th Birthday Harriet The Spy!

Books about Anne Frank are being damaged in Tokyo libraries.

The picture of Toni is from from RUGU.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! Didn't know about the Raisin in the Sun exhibit. I'm going to see the play next month. Will check out the exhibit while there,