Friday, April 4, 2014

Book News You Can Use 4/4/14

Happy Birthday Maya Angelou! Here are quotes that will inspire you!

Congrats to Karen Joy Fowler for winning the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction!

Prayers go out to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is in the hospital.

For those who haven't gotten enough Harry Potter: a spinoff book will be adapted into three movies.

Want to raise funds for a book event without leaving your computer?  Here's your chance by sponsoring the Black Authors and Readers Rock Weekend.

Michael Connelly's Bosch series will be adapted for shows on Amazon.

And Aisha Tyler's Self-Inflicted Wounds may be heading to CBS. Hope it's better than the sitcom they tried to make out of Chelsea Handler's books.

Rainbow Rowell's novel Eleanor and Park will be turned into a movie by Dreamworks.  This made my YA librarian friends very happy.
Heidi Durrow does a question-and-answer interview with Queen Sugar author Natalie Baszile.
Pearl Cleage's new book and one of my recent Mailbox Monday books are two of PopSugar's featured new books for the month of April.

Here are 15 books about libraries and librarians!

A former Jeopardy champ is buying a book store in Seattle.

Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers has penned a memoir!  So will Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston.

Nelson Mandela's former aid will write a memoir about working with the icon.

This article highlights publishers who are working to diversify children's books.

Picture from One Life Success.

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