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Procrastination Pro-Tips: We Need Diverse Books

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: We Need Diverse Books

Well, it’s finally May, so I guess we’ve entered spring after all!  (And for those of you who complain that the May joke is overdone, well, I only get to make it once a year, so let me have some fun!)  Every week I think each week is a busy news week, but I’m starting to realize...there is just too much news.  There is just more media than any one human to consume!  Anyway, let’s get to our links, starting with the YA’s big diversity campaign!

Book Related Things

Learn more about the BEA Bookcon backlash that has lead to the awesome #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.  More about the campaign here and here.

And speaking of diversity in YA lit, when does authenticity come into play?  (Malindo Lo has some great through on that.)

The ebook news heard ‘round the world: To Kill A Mockingbird will finally get its digital debut.

Parents call the cops on a teen giving away copies of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.  Not sure what they were hoping to accomplish, since, ya know, first amendment.

Gayle Forman’s Just One Day series is getting a companion e-novella.

Books, authors and libraries, changing lives, one kid at a time.

This Game of Thrones pop-up book is pretty damn impressive.

Movie Related Things

New, extended TFIOS trailer.  (It’s a metaphor, see!”)  Plus, our lovely stars on the cover of EW.

Star Wars has its core cast.  (Seriously though, only one new female lead?)  Plus, expanded universe is dead.  (Long live, expanded universe.)

WB just announced a Justice League film, directed by Zack Snyder.  Apparently WB has a total of NINE DC comics films planned, including Sandman and Fables.

You're daily reminder of how old we all are: Mean Girls is turning 10.  Plus, fetch really did happen!  And the true story of Glen Coco.

Steven Spielberg is going to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG.

Felicity Jones has been cast in the A Monster Calls adaptation.

There’s a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer.  Yep.  Still creepy.

Not sure who her character will be yet, but Hailee Steinfeld has joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 2.

A romcom starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd?  Yes, please.  A bunch of cool ladies I like in a spy comedy?  Yes, again.

If you live in the Atlanta area, Insurgent is casting extras.  Also, how creepy are these Divergent action figures?

TV Related Things

Did you watch the pilot for the new Supernatural spin-off, Bloodlines?  If you didn’t, here’s what you missed.  Since I haven’t seen it, you’ll have to tell me what you think!

Live musicals are officially a thing.  And looks like Fox will be joining the trend with Grease.

New photos from Petals On The Wind, which premiers on Memorial Day (yes, that’s only a mere three weeks away.)

You can watch the full first episode of Penny Dreadful online.

Martin Freeman is teasing a new Sherlock episode.

Kristin Chenoweth will play Maleficent in the DCOM Descendants.

Felicia Day is co-producing a new comedy webseries about ghost hunters called Spooked.

New information on the Sailor Moon cast and character designs.

Miscellaneous Things

You have less than a week to back the Kickstarter for Storium, an online storytelling game that I’m pretty sure Alix is going to guilt me into getting.

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight have partnered up for a new album.  And how adorable are these pictures?

Buzzfeed has it on pretty good authority which Tori Amos song you are...because their quiz was written by Tori Amos.

Things that exist: an Alice In Wonderland themed hotel.

How big of a Harry Potter superfan are you?  (Apparently not very big, unless you cry and scream, constantly.  I mean, I did my fair share of crying and screaming, but you have to breathe sometime.) 

Emma Stone destroys Jimmy Fallon in an epic lip sync battle: 

What are your favorites from the internet this week?

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