Happy Friday—and happy December! Let’s ease into the new month with some links.
The author who bought her way onto the New York Times Bestseller List is still at it (and blaming Angie Thomas' team for it, as opposed to her own atrocious writing and overt gaming of the system).
Jenny Slate has a book deal for a collection of feminist essays.
If you’re a fan of speculative fiction, you need to read this thread of books by POC authors not named Octavia Butler.
Olly Moss shared a bunch of his (unreleased, gorgeous) art for the Harry Potter books.
And here are a couple of great e-book deals*:
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: Variety’s “news” about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Vanity Fair’s Avengers: Infinity War covers, a list of 2017’s holiday movies, and more.
The Avengers: Infinity War trailer is here and can it be May 2018 already. (BEARDED CAP, THO.)
The live action Mulan has found its Mulan. And—hallelujah—she’s a Chinese woman.
Greeeeeeeat. Fantastic Beasts director David Yates has come to Johnny Depp's defense.
The Harry Potter movies are leaving Freeform in 2018.
A Daphne and Velma origin-story (direct-to-video) movie is in the works.
Tom Hardy is working on a series of Charles Dickens adaptations for the BBC.
Here’s a clip from Pitch Perfect 3, which, I kinda forgot wasn’t out yet?
Social Media Things
Cardiff University’s Bute Library won Black Friday on Twitter.
PRAISE BE! We have a royal engagement.
"Complicit" is dictionary.com's Word of the Year.
The Ripped Bodice team has created an amazing holiday card.
Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will host the 2018 Rose Parade as Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, respectively, thanks to a collaboration between Amazon and Funny or Die.
Feel free to add your fave news of the week in the comments!