Friday, February 20, 2015

Books News You Can Use 2/20/15

Relax in Paradise Philip Levine and Anne Moody.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Oliver Stacks, who recently found out he has terminal cancer.

Congratulations to Ta-Nehisi Coates for winning the George Polk Award.

More copies of Night of the Gun are being printed following David Carr's passing.

Five African-American romance writers talk diversity in a USA Today blog.

Laura Ingalls Wilder got a Google Doodle for her birthday!

Family Christian Stores has filed for bankruptcy.

Author Peniel E. Joseph  has come up with a reading list for Black History Month.

Zadie Smith's works have been popping up on the Internet this week with an essay about diary writing and an article about Key and Peele.

Here is a review of a book that was previously featured on Mailbox Monday, In The Eye of the Struggle.

The first new Dr. Seuss book in 25 years will be released in July.

In today's "Why we can't have nice things" post, Amber Rose has a book deal.  I blame Kanye and Supahead for this.

Pharrell is coming out a series of children's books, with the first one being based on the hit song Happy.

The latest Facebook Book Club pick is about the vaccination debate.

The Twitter Fiction Festival is coming up in May!

Also happening in May is the PEN World Voices Festival and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be co-curating this event, which will be focusing on African literature.

Valentine's Day is over but you can still read these books about love.

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