Friday, April 3, 2015

Book News You Can Use 4/3/15

What Really Knocks Me Out Is A Book - Book Quote

Congratulations to the winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Awards!

BuzzFeed is launching an emerging writers fellowship.

Will you be in the DC area soon? Sign up to take part in the Maya Angelou stamp dedication.

Speaking of Maya, Tavis Smiley is developing a Broadway play based on his new book that discusses his friendship with the legendary poet.

Here's a review of Stuart Scott's memoir.

Here we go again: Amazon and Harper Collins are negotiating a new contract.  And it may get ugly.

Waiting for Empire to come back?  Here are some book recommendations from the New York Public Library and Book Riot.

Wish I would have been able to attend the Terry McMillian/Bernice McFadden talk in NYC and the Bocas Literary Festival in Trinidad and Tobago.

Paul Beatty has gotten a lot of press for his new book The Sellout.  Here is an article from The Root.

Speaking of The Sellout, this essay compares the book to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly.

The girl who was in Little Miss Sunshine wrote a book!

Fresh off her Oscar win, Patricia Arquette is writing a memoir.

Tia and Tamara will be writing more tween books.

Deborah Gregory (author of the Cheetah Girls series) will see another one of her book series become a TV show.

Also being adapted for a TV show is a true crime book about a sheriff in Beaufort County (about an hour away from where I live) who patrols the Gullah community.

Public television show Books du Jour will be distributed to more than 300 PBS stations.

Since the Robert Durst case is hot in the streets right now, a true crime book about it will be re-released.

This essays about needing inclusive literature is spot on.

Just discovered the AfroLibrarians blog on Twitter.  Here is a blog post about a reading bucket list.

If you are in the Columbia area tonight, go see Peniel Joseph at Zion Baptist Church.

Here's an inspiring story about a high school book club in Los Angeles.

Happy Easter!

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