How's everyone's first week back from the holidays? Is it your first week back? WHAT IS TIME? In any case: FRIYAY!
Book Related Things
Author Matt de la Peña on why we shouldn't shield children from darkness in literature.
The Hate U Give was pulled from school library shelves in Katy, TX based on the complaint of one middle-aged white dude who read 10 pages of it, but you can donate it to little free libraries in the area.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
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YA Onscreen Things
This week in YA Onscreen: The CW's midseason release dates (finally!), Netflix finds its Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and more.
FYA's very own Alexis wrote about the end of the teen TV shows in the first social media era (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, and Switched at Birth).
Black Panther becomes Fandango's best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the first 24 hours of presale. (Dammit, this link makes the "T'Challa!" joke that I wanted to make.) Do you have your ticket yet?
Social Media Things
INCREDIBLE NEWS ALERT: FYA now has a literary agent among our ranks!
We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome our new agent, Jennie Kendrick @regina_gladii! More news, an official press release and her specific submission details everyone is most excited for coming very soon!! https://t.co/Tev1qH9c5I— LupineGroveCreative (@LupineGrove) January 10, 2018
Barry Jenkins (director/screenwriter of Moonlight) live-tweeted Notting Hill, and his commentary was AMAZING.
In other news, the woman next to me is watching NOTTING HILL. A few choice folks will get the irony of this happening on my last flight of this sojourn. Also... Julia Roberts is STUNNING in this film. And holy shit Lester Freamon is in this?!— Barry Jenkins (@BarryJenkins) January 4, 2018
Look at this lovely illustration of Tamora Pierce's Alanna!
V. important information concerning the upcoming Winter Olympics.
THREAD. All of the Instagram accounts of each athlete from the US bobsled team. pic.twitter.com/zXnnEU30qi— Pierce Streiff (@heypiercey) January 10, 2018
The G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) Serena Williams and her baby, Olympia, grace the February cover of Vogue (and more pics!). YAAAS KHALEESI.
Also in music news: "Flannel", you guys, "FLANNEL". #JusticeForJanet
That's it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!