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Book Related Things
Here is the first sentence of Holly Black's The Wicked King, which: TEASE! I need it now.
To no one's surprise, there's still a huge diversity gap in kidlit.
Lily Anderson, author of Undead Girl Gang, talks about her favorite witch books.
"Delicious reading experiences that will inspire you to curl up with a book"--as if we needed an excuse?
You'll be seeing more of Nina in King of Scars.
The #KidsNeedBooks trend on Twitter is full of awesomeness for educators.
Catch these book deals before they're gone:
The Romeo Catchers (The Casquette Girls #2) by Alys Arden
Things I Can't Forget (Hundred Oaks #3) by Miranda Kenneally
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Lord John Grey 2) by Diana Galbaldon
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YA Onscreen Things
Looking for Alaska is also coming to the small screen, with Josh Schwartz. (I had Some Problems with the book, but on the other hand, I loved The O.C....)
Outlander has been renewed for two more seasons!
Here's the full trailer for Younger, season 5. I remain firmly on Team Why Not Both?
Sorry, fans: Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been canceled.
Social Media Things
Prom season is in full swing. The history of the annual tradition is actually steeped in racism, classism, and sexism, meaning that this year’s controversies are just harkening back to the beginning of the dance’s history—and not in a good way. pic.twitter.com/DxSY9kjPiq— Teen Vogue (@TeenVogue) May 11, 2018
History is good for extracting empathy:
Me: I might die.— Rachel Hawkins (@LadyHawkins) May 11, 2018
J: You have an ear infection, calm down.
Me: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' FIRST HUSBAND DIED OF AN EAR INFECTION YOU KNOW.
Research tip: searching “[profession] 19th century” will get you a list of dudes. Searching “women [profession] 19th century” illuminates how narrow the default narrative is. Every time I’ve asked “but could a woman?” for this WIP, the answer is not “she could.” It’s: “she did.”— Olivia Waite (@O_Waite) May 10, 2018
Appropos of nothing:
Holy crap, this (extremely hot) dude looks just like King Triton.
The Backstreet Boys lipsynced to "Wannabe" (in costume!) on their fan cruise.