Friday, December 12, 2014

Book News You Can Use 12/12/14



Congratulations to all of the NAACP Image Award nominees! To find the literary nominees, scroll towards the bottom.

Congratulations also go out to Mitchell S. Jackson, who won the Ernest J. Gaines Award and Tiphanie Yanique for winning the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize!

Gillian Flynn got a Golden Globe nomination for her Gone Girl screenplay!

More Best of 2014 lists: The Daily Beast (fiction, biographies and memoirs), The Root (fiction and nonfiction), Entertainment Weekly (fiction and nonfiction), Vulture, NewsweekThe Atlantic (some of their books weren't released this year) and Shelf Awareness.

We are already looking forward to books we want to read in 2015.

A former Occupy Wall Street activist lands a memoir deal.

Brits are upset that YouTube star Zoella used a ghostwriter for her book.  Um...do they know how most books by celebrities get written?

Lena Dunham's publisher had to clarified that a pseudonym was used when she described that a guy raped her in college.

If you are a true crime fan (like me), you may enjoy some of these.

Rainbow Rowell announced that a new book will be released in October. Just in time for YA'LL Fest!

The Fault in Our Stars has been unbanned from middle schools in a city in California.

Jacqueline Woodson continues to get much love after her National Book Award win with an interview on NPR.

Here are three YA books that are set in Africa.

Two articles about minority science fiction and fantasy writers were posted. One was from BuzzFeed and the other was from The Guardian.

This article about the book world making excuses for their race problem nails it.

A publisher wanted an author to denounce her daughter's sexuality in her book. Really??!!

If you live in or visiting the New York City area next week, here's an awesome literary event!

Looking for a non-book gift for bookworm in your life? Here are some ideas. And some more.

For $99, you can own all of Dr. Seuss' books on an app.

The hangout in Harriet The Spy was recently honored as a literary landmark.

Every fan of the Baby-Sitters Club (including myself) would love and appreciate this article!

These emojis need to happen.

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