Friday, July 10, 2015

Book News You Can Use 7/10/15


Many people are awaiting Tuesday's release of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman, which is the "sequel" for To Kill A Mockingbird.  PBS will be showing the American Masters episode chronicling Harper's life tonight and will include an update about the new book.  Here is a picture of Harper receiving a finished copy of the book.  And you can read the first chapter here.

Relax in Paradise James Tate.

Congrats to the Andrew Carnegie Award winners!

Congrats to Chimamanda Ngzoi Adichie, who is expecting a little one!

Congrats to Lawrence Hill, who was honored with the Order of Canada.

The huge news that is coming out of my home state is that the Confederate Flag is FINALLY off the Statehouse grounds. THANK GOD. This recent interview of Percival Everett (who is releasing a short story collection) and his thoughts on the Confederate Flag were…interesting.

Speaking of the flag coming down, poet Nikky Finney wrote a passage to commemorate this day.

Here is a review of TaNehisa Coates' upcoming book.

In honor of Malala Yousafzai's 18th birthday this weekend, she is putting a spotlight on global education.  Use the hashtag #booksnotbullets in your social media accounts with a picture of you and your favorite book to show your support.

Will Waiting to Exhale become a musical?

Incoming college freshman are reading some interesting books for the summer. I hope Duke doesn't catch hell for reading Fun House like College of Charleston did.

Got a kid who loves to read? Here is some ways to motive them to enhance their love of reading.

I just finished reading Judy Blume's new book.  Here are some recommended books of hers for every age.

How well do you remember the Baby-Sitters Club? I got 4 out of 7!

I had outgrown Goosebumps by the time they came out (I was into Fear Street), but I know a lot of people are excited for the Goosebumps movie!
Pearl Thompson is proof that it's never too late to get a library card.

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