Happy Friday, everyone. WE MADE IT. Let's celebrate with some fine, fine distractions!
Book Related Things
A high school reading list that is "anti-police" has come under fire—but the books are The Hate U Give and All-American Boys. Hmm...
Apparently some folks are "concerned" by the facts in Martha Brockenbrough's upcoming YA biography of Donald Trump. Yes, those facts concern us, too, but not because we think young adults can't handle them.
Torrid's got a new Harry Potter line.
Brittany Cavallaro has revealed the cover for A Question of Holmes.
Extremely condensed versions of famous books!
Book deals, book deals everywhere!
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YA Onscreen Things
ICYMI: His Dark Materials, Wonder Woman 2, Anne With an "E," and more in YA Onscreen!
The leading ladies of The Bold Type want to save YA TV.
Drake has thrown a Degrassi reunion in his latest video.
The disposable fiances of the rom-com genre.
Social Media Things
Here's a great thread about why you should buy the book when you're at an author signing. (There has been backlash about people who can't afford to buy the book, but the point is: buying the book at indie bookstores helps the publisher's bottom line, so that they send authors out.)
Gather round, friends, because I have something I'd like to share with you. A behind-the-scenes perspective, if you will, and it's gonna be a long damn thread, so buckle up.— Stephanie Appell (@noseinabookgirl) June 13, 2018
Author Neil Gaiman's personal library. pic.twitter.com/UHDcHK4JJt— #BookLovers �� (@BookChat_) June 8, 2018
im on the train and a lil boy is sitting next to me and he saw that my wallpaper is tom holland and asked “are you friends with spiderman” and i was like “yes, but don’t tell anyone, okay?” He was like “yes, but please tell him i love him and i want to be a superhero too” IM SOFT— juta (@IokiIogy) June 13, 2018
A little girl was smiling, holding a book she was going to check out. Another little girl who she didn't know ran up to her and said, "HI! What's your book about?" and the little girl happily shared what it is about to the other girl's delight.— Librarianry (@LibrarianRy) June 12, 2018
Libraries are places of joy.
Vintage library posters are a delight. �� pic.twitter.com/m5R3On6ox6— Chronicle Books (@ChronicleBooks) June 12, 2018
Here's a Twitter thread chronicling the worst second date ever. WHAT A RIDE. (And how is this...how is this a second date?!)
The Fug Girls are doing the lord's work, this time by rounding up the 32 hottest World Cup players.
Amy Poehler isn't having it.
That's all for this week! Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!