Week in Review: September 18th

Happy Friday, Hubbers!  There’s been A LOT of exciting news this week regarding new movies, new book deals, and more.  Plus – Chipotle!  Our precious Bachelor in Paradise might be over for the season, but ICYMI, I’m here to compile all the other fun and interesting news here just for you!  Here’s your Week in Review for Friday, September 18th.

week in review

Books & Reading

  • Yes!!  The National Book Award longlist for Young People’s Literature was announced on Monday.  I’ve already read a couple of these titles, and I’m so excited to read the rest.  Plus – for the first time ever, a webcomic is one of the finalists – Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona.
  • Did you love Ava Dellaira’s book Love Letters to the Dead?  Well, I sure did, and so do so many of my teens.  Fortunately, she has a new book coming out in 2018 (no, it has to be now!!) titled 17 Years.  It sounds so awesome.
  • Speaking of M.T. Anderson (see my first bullet point!) – he, along with a few other great authors (Lois Lowry! Mary Roach!) are contributing short written works for Chipotle’s Cultivating Thought series featured on their bags & cups.  A great way to be introduced to new authors while inhaling a burrito.
  • Have you checked out this blog:  Reading While White?  Dhonielle Clayton, co-author of the amazing book, Tiny Pretty Things, shared it via her Twitter feed.  First post was Tuesday, and I can’t wait to read more.
  • One more thing from Twitter:  Do you or teens you know love Sherlock?  I’m assuming Yes!  Then, you need to get Lock & Mori in their hands immediately – it just had its book birthday on Tuesday.  Check out Heather Perry’s Twitter feed for more news about this awesome tale of Sherlock as a teenager!
  • TokyoPop is getting back in the manga game and has a new self-publishing app coming in 2016.
  • Bill Koningsberg, author of Openly Straight and The Porcupine of Truth, is on tour visiting schools and librarians to talk talk about how suicide isn’t the answer for anyone, gay or straight, and he shares his response to being asked to not emphasize the “gay” parts at one school on the Huffington Post blog.

Movies, TV, Music & Video Games

Just for Fun

Any news we missed? Let us know in the comments! 

— Traci Glass, currently reading Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson