Happy Friday, y’all! I for one am looking forward to the weekend—and easing into it nicely with these links.
Harper revealed a slew of their Fall 2018 covers.
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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Song of the Current (Song of the Current #1) by Sarah Tolcser
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LeZebnik
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI, this week on YA Onscreen: The awesome ladies of Black Panther, the Roswell reboot’s leading lady, a (semi-spoilery) Timeless trailer, and more.
Donate to the Black Panther Challenge and send kids who can't afford to see it to the movie. #WakandaForever
I am HERE for the new Doctor Who logo and this promo image.
Mindy Kaling's new show, Champions, premieres March 8.
Melonie Diaz will play Mel, the lesbian sister**, in the Charmed reboot.
Miranda Otto has joined the Sabrina cast as Aunt Zelda.
If your minds have recovered from the trip that was Legion’s season 1, here’s a season 2 teaser.
Tiffany Haddish will star in Tuca & Bertie, a new animated series from the team behind Bojack Horseman.
**I’m sure there will be much more to the character, but we know very little other than this about her at this point. Just wanted to make it clear I wasn’t trying to be insensitive.
Social Media Things
the pictures of Taylor Kitsch from the 2007 Cosmo Girl Calendar are spectacular pic.twitter.com/1nAzgOPMM0— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) February 21, 2018
Not one YA author in America is surprised by the courage and leadership teenagers are showing right now. Our jobs have always been to show that teens can change the world.— Alex London (@ca_london) February 21, 2018
And this was my favorite Twitter moment of the week:
The cast and crew of Parks and Rec are very much against the use of a Leslie Knope GIF in an NRA tweet.
We’re side-eyeing the latest trend in cakes: fat unicorns.
On the opposite, not weirdly fat shaming side of the spectrum, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue: "... in addition to being shot by an all-female crew, the issue features unedited photos of models—for the first time ever."
Burberry’s releasing a rainbow version of their classic plaid to support LGBTQ+ charities.
The team behind the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books have a new podcast that will focus on the badass women in the books.
Feel free to add your fave distractions of the week in the comments!