Friday, June 5, 2015

Book News You Can Use 6/5/15



Congrats to Jacqueline Woodson for being named Young People's Poet Laureate!

Congrats also go out to Ali Smith for winning the Baileys Women Prize!

Flannery O'Connor was recently honored with her own USPS stamp.

Be on the lookout for a signed copy of To Kill A Mockingbird that is missing from Blue Bicycle Bookstore.

Maybe the book will show up in the auction where Harper Lee's letters are being sold.

Judy Blume gave some advice to the people of the Internet.

Why is there another 50 Shades of Crap Gray book coming out?

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes will be releasing her memoir in November.

Also working on their memoirs are Gabourey Sidibe and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Speaking of possible memoirs, publishing insiders are wondering how much a Bruce Caitlyn Jenner memoir would be worth.

Wendell Pierce's book about Katrina and New Orleans' recovery now has a cover.

Pharrell's book for children also has a cover (with lots of happy kids).

Essence Magazine featured the recent Anguilla Lit Festival.  I would like to go one year!

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's father was recently kidnapped in her native Nigeria.

British writer Malorie Blackman had to develop a thick skin when she was the country's Children's Laureate.

Recent Mailbox Monday feature Spectacle was featured in The Grio.

The blog formally known as Reads for Pleasure is now Read in Colour.

Even though school's out (at least here in South Carolina), you can donate books to teachers and librarians through a new program called BookMentors.

Here are some books your teen or tween can read while they are enjoying their summer break.

Picture is from this website.

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