Friday, March 28, 2014

Book News You Can Use 3/28/14


Monday was the 102nd birthday of Dorothy Height.  And as you can see from above, she was honored with her own Google Doodle.  She was an activist for civil and women's rights, the long-time leader of the National Council of Negro Women and worked on the national staff for the YWCA.  And did I mention that she was the 10th National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc?  And if you want to read about her incredible life, her autobiography Open Wide The Freedom Gates will be a great start.

Relax in Paradise Lawrence Teacher and Ken Forsse.

Congrats to all of the nominees for the RITA Awards and the winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Awards.

Here are 30 classic books to inspire African-American kids.

Whoever wrote this article about five books by five Black authors that should be made in movies:  THANK YOU!!  But I would need a 32 Candles movie before an Awesome Girl's Guide movie.

Two Black authors will see their books become movies: Rachel Renee Russell and Rebecca Walker.

An author tells HuffPo what happens when your book is turned into a TV show.

Check out this article about the awesome world of book clubs.

And some of the worst things that this writer said about being in a book club are some of the best things about being in a book club.

A rare Tennessee Williams story was recently published.

Did you get your e-book refund this week? I did!

Here is a review of the new book about Stokely Carmichael.

Nikki Giovanni talks to Sway about her new book and her love of Hip-Hop (especially Tupac).

A photographer is coming out with a book that has pictures of libraries.

Bookish is now being used at the New York Public Library.

Diesel, an ebooks store, has bit the dust.

Speaking of stores closing, rent has gotten so high in Manhattan that booksellers are leaving.

A Gone With the Wind prequel featuring Mammy will be released in October.

Amy Poehler was named honorary chairperson for World Book Night.

Can't wait to get Nelson George's book about Soul Train! Here is an article about the book.

The 50th anniversary of Harriet the Spy will be celebrated with an art exhibit.

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