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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Diversity Gap In Kidlit, LOOKING FOR ALASKA Series, and more!

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Procrastination Pro-Tips: Diversity Gap In Kidlit, LOOKING FOR ALASKA Series, and more!

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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:

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (review)

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (review)

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis (review)

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

ICYMI: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue has been optioned, does fanfic make TV more diverse?, and more!

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

History is good for extracting empathy:

Appropos of nothing:

Miscellaneous Things

Holy crap, this (extremely hot) dude looks just like King Triton

The Backstreet Boys lipsynced to "Wannabe" (in costume!) on their fan cruise.


Jennie's photo About the Author: Jennie Kendrick lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. She is also a literary agent. When she's not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, and thrifts for vintage everything.