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Stacey Abrams Recommend a Book for Joe Biden: Today in Books

The One Book Stacey Abrams Would Require The President To Read

Stacey Abrams was the most recent person to be featured on The New York Times’ By the Book column. The politician and author of romance novels (under Selena Montgomery) and the upcoming thriller While Justice Sleeps recommends her favorite nonfiction and fiction titles, including which book she’d require the president read.

‘Invisible Life’ TV Adaptation Set For Development At HBO

The groundbreaking Invisible Life trilogy by E. Lynn Harris is being developed by HBO for a scripted drama series. The books, which were originally self-published in 1991 before being picked up by Anchor Books in 1994, follow a young Black man’s coming of age journey and sexual awakening, set against the AIDS crisis.

YA Book Prize Winner ‘Gobsmacked’ To Be Awarded Prize

Alice Oseman has won the YA Book Prize for Loveless, a YA novel about an eighteen-year-old girl who realizes she is asexual and aromantic as she embarks on her first year at university. The YA Books Prize was founded by Bookseller Magazine and Hay Festival. Loveless was chosen from a list of ten finalists.

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WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING Adaptation Set for June 2022 Release: Today in Books

Adam Silvera Adapting His YA Novel They Both Die at the End as TV Series

Entertainment One has acquired the rights to adapt Adam Silvera’s bestselling YA novel They Both Die at the End into a television series, with Silvera himself attached to write the adaptation. Silvera’s novel made history as the first YA novel with queer Latinx characters to make the number one spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. After the book became popular on TikTok last year, They Both Die at the End once again hit the top of the bestsellers list last month. Silvera has expressed interest in exploring more stories in the same world as They Both Die at the End, so writing a series might only be the beginning of what Silvera has planned for this story. Stay tuned.

Where the Crawdads Sing Adaptation Set for June 2022 Release

The New York Times bestselling novel Where the Crawdads Sing, written by Delia Owens, is being adapted into a film produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine and starring Daisy Edgar-Jones. And now the movie has finally set a release date: you can expect to see it in theaters on June 24, 2022. Crawdads will also star Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer, Jr., and David Strathairn.

Salt Lake City Resident Kaitlyn Mahoney Raises Over $53K To Open Up A “Queer Little Bookstore” in Her City

Salt Lake City resident Kaitlyn Mahoney had long dreamed of opening up Under the Umbrella, a bookstore to represent everyone in the LGBTQ+ community. And now, after raising over $53,000 towards opening her bookstore, Mahoney’s dreams are becoming a reality. Mahoney realized that Salt Lake City is home to one of largest populations for queer people in Utah, and she wanted to create a safe space for that community, a space that was accessible to everyone. So with that in mind, Mahoney started a crowdsourcing campaign to bring a “queer little bookstore” to the city. Along with selling books, Mahoney plans to set up resources inside the store like a community pantry and a closet where people can get free clothing that aligns with their identity. Mahoney is still finalizing a location for the store.

Bid in the Books for Hope Auction to Raise Money for India’s COVID-19 Relief

India is currently suffering through a record-breaking COVID-19 surge. How can you help? Bid on these signed books, limited edition sets, and other bookish prizes to raise money for India’s Covid relief efforts.

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Book Riot is teaming up with Celadon Books to give away a copy of The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz plus a $100 gift card to Bookshop.org. Enter here and sign up to the Celadon Books newsletter for a chance to win!

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Cover Talk

Hello again romance readers. I’m PN Hinton, your companion for the world of romance. If you’re new to the newsletter, welcome and enjoy your stay. If you’re a long-time reader, welcome back; it’s good to see you again. 

Present me is writing this hoping that future me is coming off a relaxing weekend. The previous two, I’ve been out and about doing more moving around than I have in a long while. I just want a few days to chill and maybe visit a few people. I may go to an (outside) wine bar on Sunday, but, as of right now, even that is still up in the air. Only time will tell what the weekend brought.

But here’s hoping. I’ll be sure to update you next time.

Also, there are officially 14 more days of school. I’m. So. Happy. If I didn’t have to clean it up I would throw a confetti parade come the last day of school. We’re almost there y’all.

More Cover Cover-age

Trish and Jess talked a bit in last week’s episode about romance covers. This always seems to be a hot topic of debate in Romancelandia. Recently, it has been the illustrated cover versus the real people cover versus (to me) the unholy combination of the two. Now, we seem to be cycling back to the clinch covers that were prevalent in the early days of romance. This is almost a complete 180 from the trend of the more “tame” covers featuring barns or other country buildings that have recently been prominent in romance.

Personally, I’m down with this, especially for situations where I’m picking out a new book to read. Publishing has been a bit lazy in that anything with a thread of romance in it is classified as romance, even when it’s really fiction. So, it can be tricky sometimes to determine if a book you’re reading is an actual romance or fiction with a romantic element. The partially uncovered décolletage on clinch covers helped to give rise to the phrase “bodice ripper.” So, there is no feigning ignorance about what genre books with those covers are.

Side note: the whole “fiction” versus “women’s fiction” versus “chick lit” is a whole other ballgame which I may tackle later. 

Emily Henry’s Beach Read is a perfect example of that for me. I loved this book and it came into my life at the right time. But it’s not romance, it’s fiction with a romantic element. I am not sure if her latest, People We Meet on Vacation, is the same as I have yet to read it. But, both covers have two people on the beach in a relaxed vacation setting. We really don’t know from the covers alone what type of story we’re in for, because they’re ambiguous.

And all these covers with the beach chairs, barns, and dogs on docks are exactly that; ambiguous. It’s like “Am I reading about a multi-generational story of estranged family members coming together after the matriarch passes? Or is it a woman embracing a simpler life in the country over the big city after being betrayed by her boyfriend and losing her job all in the span of ten minutes? Is someone going to pin someone else up against the wall of that barn and make the hay fall out of the loft? What’s going to happen? I’m so confused!!” 

The preference for a specific cover type comes down to a concern about perception. What type of readers are we attracting with this specific cover? Are others who may be interested in the book shy about purchasing one with a “scandalous” cover? Would they buy it if it was otherwise? And what type of reader do people think you are when they see you reading those books with the former type? 

Possible cover embarrassment may have been a concern when I was younger and had more flips to give. Now…not so much. That said, I’ll admit that when I typically read in public, it is usually on my e-reader or headphones. So, all the covers are hidden. Ignoring that fact though, and pretending to be in a parallel timeline where I don’t have one, I wouldn’t mind being in public, reading a book with an old school romance novel cover. I’m not saying I would go to the church picnic with it; but I would sit on a plane with it proudly because I likes what I likes.

Romance Round-Up

Berkley announced that it is teaming up with Stacey Abrams to reissue the first three novels she penned as Selena Montgomery. While most of us in Romancelandia already knew Stacey as a talented writer, this is a wonderful opportunity for new readers in the genre as well as established ones who want to revisit the books. 

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Here are some of the anticipated romantic reads headed our way this month. Surprising absolutely no one, quite a few of these are already on my TBR.

New Releases & Deals

Here are some of the new releases hitting the shelves this week: 

Tempting Fate by Kerrigan Byrne 

Unrivaled by Radclyffe

Back in the Day by Katrina Jackson

The Wedding Night Affair by L.C. Sharp 

Talia Hibbert’s reissue of The Roommate Risk (previously Wanna Bet?) is $0.99 until the 12th. I listened to this as an audio book a few years ago and loved it. The steam factor here had me almost drive off the side of the road multiple times. You can also pick up Alyssa’s Cole An Extraordinary Union and The Prince’s Bride by J.J. McAvoy for the same price. The Wolf at the Door by Charlie Adhara and Tracy Anne Warren’s Happily Bedded Bliss can be snagged for $1.99.


That’s all she wrote for today. Give me a follow as @PScribe801 over on Twitter if you want more of my bookish ponderings. Until next time.

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Don’t Mess With Horror Moms

Hey‌ ‌there‌ horror fans, ‌I’m‌ ‌Jessica‌ ‌Avery‌ ‌and‌ ‌I’ll‌ ‌be‌ ‌delivering‌ ‌your‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌brief‌ ‌of‌ ‌all‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌ghastly‌ ‌and‌ ‌grim‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌of‌ ‌Horror.‌ ‌Whether‌ ‌you’re‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌backlist‌ ‌book‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌give‌‌ you‌ ‌the‌ ‌willies,‌ ‌a‌ ‌terrifying‌ ‌new‌ ‌release,‌ ‌or‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ ‌in‌ ‌horror‌ ‌community‌ ‌news,‌ ‌you’ll‌ ‌find‌ ‌it‌ ‌here‌ in‌ ‌The‌ ‌Fright‌ ‌Stuff.‌

It’s true that the horror genre doesn’t always have a good track record when it comes to mothers. There’s an abundance of dead or monstrous mothers in horror that can definitely be blamed on the fact that the genre’s literary roots are sunk deep into the fertile, dead-and/or-absent-mothers soil of fairy tales and Gothic Romanticism. But for every absent or terrible mother-figure in the horror genre, there’s a badass mom going to (often bloody) extremes to protect her family, or to exact revenge on those who hurt them. So since yesterday was Mother’s Day here in the states, and since there are so many incredible recent and forthcoming titles about motherhood that I can’t wait to share with you, this week’s Fright Stuff is dedicated to the horror moms who get it done. No matter what it takes!

Dark Lullaby by Polly Ho-Yen

Dark Lullaby was one of those impulse buy books where the minute I read the synopsis I went straight to my buyer of choice and added it to my cart. Toted as Black Mirror meets The Handmaid’s Tale, Dark Lullaby is set in a near future society where parenting is strictly monitored and children not being reared to the exacting requirements of the Office of Standards in Parenting are Extracted. Kit thinks she knows the risks when she decides to have a child, and that she can live up to the depends of the OSIP. But when she comes under the Office’s scrutiny she has to decide how far she will go to protect her family.

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Crossroads by Laurel Hightower

Any book about the tragic death of a child is going to be a harrowing read, and Crossroads is as much about grief as it is about ghosts. Chris’ son Trey dies in a tragic car crash and takes her whole world with him. Until the day a drop of her blood falls on her son’s roadside memorial and changes everything. That night Chris sees her son’s ghost outside her window – or so she believes. But is it really her son? Or does something far more sinister lurk behind the face of the child she lost? And how deeply will Chris entangle herself with these dark forces if it means seeing Trey alive again?

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Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

Rivers Solomon’s newest book – hot off the presses from its May 4th release! – is about the metamorphic nature of motherhood, and what one mother will do to protect her children from the world in which she was raised. Vern fled the strict religious compound in which she grew up when she was seven months pregnant and took shelter in the woods, where she gives birth to twins. But the community she fled will not give her up so easily, and when Vern is forced to fight back against them her body begins to undergo a series of strange and frightening metamorphoses.

Immortelle by Catherine McCarthy

You’ll have to wait a couple of months for Catherine McCarthy’s forthcoming novel Immortelle (July 15) but it is definitely going to be worth the wait. Elinor, a ceramic artist whose work is inspired by her grandmother’s interest in the supernatural, bends her craft to its own supernatural purpose when her daughter Rowena is murdered. Elinor is sure she knows who is responsible, so she crafts an immortelle out of clay in the shape of a starling to try and capture Rowena’s spirit. As word of her skill spreads, Elinor is soon overwhelmed by requests for immortelles, her power growing with each crafting. And as the dead whisper their secrets and the truth about her daughter’s murder is revealed, Elinor begins to craft her terrible revenge.

Flowers for the Sea by Zin E Rocklyn

Zin E Rocklyn’s Flowers for the Sea (October 19) is yet another reason to wish that October would hurry up and get here this year! I’m so excited about this book. Survivors of a flooded land exist in isolation, fighting for their continued survival on an ark. Supplies are dwindling, hungry, terrifying sea monsters circle – in other words, circumstances are NOT ideal. Among the survivors is Iraxi, pregnant with a child that may not be entirely human. The future of the ark and its survivors is uncertain, and Iraxi’s own fate may be darker still.

Fresh from the Skeleton’s Mouth

Nightfire has published their list of May horror releases!

Okay so this is not exclusively book horror related, it’s more horror in general. But Pride month in the horror community is my hands down favorite time of the year, and this To “Die” For t-shirt from Mixtape Massacre and Gayly Deadful is so gorgeous I could “die”. (Ba dum tish) And, most importantly, all Profits from the sales of this tee or sticker will be donated to the Transgender Law Center. So buy so rainbow horror gear and do good works!

We have some creepy new horror content for you over at Book Riot, from Kelly Jensen’s delightfully nostalgic post of Goosebumps swag to Rey Rowland’s list of must-read horror anthologies! And if you missed my recent historical horror newsletter, it’s been added to the site. So go forth and fill your TBR!

Speaking of Book Riot, we’ve got a giveaway going for a chance to win an iPad Mini! Enter here!


As always, you can catch me on twitter at @JtheBookworm, where I try to keep up on all that’s new and frightening.

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WHERE THE CRAWDAD SINGS Movie Coming in 2022 and More Book Radar!

Happy Monday, star bits! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am actually writing this a bit early because I am on vacation this week. So just think, it is entirely possible that as you read this I have been eaten by a dragon or flung into the face of the sun. (Don’t worry, if this is the case, my editors will adjust the info accordingly.) For my time off, I am planning to do a LOT of reading and finish up my rewatch of Warehouse 13. And then I was thinking I would try Person of Interest, because so many people have recommended it.

Moving on: I have some exciting book news for you today. Not a lot today, but it’s good stuff. I also have a look at a charming upcoming holiday romance, plus cover reveals, a terrible pun, an orange minotaur in the labyrinth, and trivia! Let’s get started, shall we?

Here’s Monday’s trivia question: What mystery series character was born on May, 5, 1950? (Scroll to the bottom for the answer.)

Deals, Reals, and Squeals!

Greta Lee will star in, write, and produce a series adaptation of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings.

We’ve got a giveaway for a chance to win an iPad Mini! Enter here.

Reese Witherspoon’s Where the Crawdads Sing adaptation is set for release in June 2022.

Here’s the cover reveal for The Archer by Shruti Swamy.

Sanditon has been renewed for seasons 2 and 3 at PBS.

Henry Golding will star opposite Dakota Johnson in Netflix’s Persuasion remake.

Brandy Colbert announced her next book, a Parent Trap-inspired middle grade novel.

Here’s the cover reveal for These Deadly Games by Diana Urban.

Adam Silvera is adapting his novel They Both Die at the End as a series.

Blake Lively and Diablo Cody are teaming up for an adaptation of Lady Killer.

Kaitlyn Dever will star in a revisionist take on Romeo & Juliet.

Here’s the cover reveal for Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore.

Chris Lowell is joining Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller in the adaptation of My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix.

Book Riot Recommends 

At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and learn about a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week so you can add them to your TBR! (It will now be books I loved on Mondays and books I’m excited to read on Thursdays. YAY, BOOKS!)

Loved, loved, loved: 

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer (MIRA, September 28)

Oh my stars and kittens, I loved this book to pieces! It’s just so delightful, you’re going to love it. I actually guffawed, which is not something my species is known to do.

Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt has a secret: she writes bestselling Christmas romance novels under a pseudonym. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but Rachel is the daughter of one of New York’s most respected rabbis, and she’s certain her parents wouldn’t approve of their Jewish daughter’s love of Christmas. And she really does love Christmas—she has a whole locked room in her home filled with Christmas trees and decorations.

Rachel’s secret has been treating her really well for years now. She makes enough money to live in a fabulous Manhattan apartment and her career working from home is helpful, because Rachel has a chronic illness that often makes it hard for her to go out. But then her publisher drops a bombshell: her last few Christmas romances haven’t been doing very well, so they’re not going to sign another contract for more. What they want instead is a Hanukkah romance. At first Rachel is distressed—what is romantic and magical about Hanukkah, she cries? But then she hears about an event called The Matzah Ball. It’s a swanky charity event held on the last night of Hanukkah. Maybe that’s where she’ll get her inspiration.

But there’s another big problem: The Matzah Ball is the brainchild of Rachel’s childhood summer camp love, Jacob Greenberg. Rachel and Jacob haven’t seen each other since that summer when Jacob broke her heart. But Rachel really needs inspiration if she’s going to continue writing books for her publisher, so she swallows her pride and asks Jacob for a ticket. Unfortunately, there’s a problem: the event is 100% at capacity. But he has a few tickets set aside for volunteers. If Rachel agrees to help set up the event, she can have a ticket. So she agrees. And as she spends more time with Jacob, old feelings return. But so do misunderstandings and hijinks. Will Rachel get her real-life holiday romance?

As I said, this book is so delightful! Rachel is awesome. She’s smart, funny, and takes no shit. This is an #ownvoices novel: Meltzer also has myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, as it is commonly known, and this book does a great job imparting information about the illness as well as having Rachel explain what it is like for her to live with it. Meltzer also includes an informative section about myalgic encephalomyelitis at the end of the book.

I liked that the conflict between Rachel and Jacob when they were young felt real, not just an excuse to break them apart. I think it’s hard sometimes with HEAs to come up with a good reason to split characters up. It’s also a really, really funny book! There’s an amazing scene involving a Matzah Ball mascot costume and a daycare of unruly children, and Jacob’s bubbe is awesome. And Rachel’s idea of a therapist is so, so great. (I can’t say more.) If you love charming romance novels, or just like fun, this is a wonderful book for readers year-round.

(CW for mentions of chronic illness, cancer, and loss of a parent.)

What I’m reading this week.

Cackle by Rachel Harrison

The Fields by Erin Young

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows: A Memoir by Ai Weiwei

Spin Me Right Round by David Valdes

Groan-worthy joke of the week: 

Why did the math book look so sad? Because of all of its problems.

And this is funny:

And now you have the song stuck in your head, too.

Happy things:

Here are a few things I enjoy that I thought you might like as well:

  • Infinity Train: Someone sent me a DM on Instagram (thank you, nice person!) to recommend this super-weird show and so far, I am digging it. Kate Mulgrew is a talking cat!
  • Warehouse 13: I have circled back to this older Syfy show. I find the sci-fi shows like The LibrariansStargateSTNG, etc, to be extremely comforting these days.
  • Lantanas: It’s mostly beautiful here in Maine now, which means it is time to go to the greenhouse and acquire my favorite flowering plant. Lantanas come in lots of colors but my favorite are the Froot Loops-colored ones that seem to make the hummingbirds in our area very happy.
  • Purrli: This website makes the relaxing sounds of a cat purring.

And here’s a cat picture!

Farrokh looks like he’s trying to find Jared and his baby brother at the end of Labyrinth.

Trivia answer: Kinsey Millhone.

Remember that whatever you are doing or watching or reading this week, I am sending you love and hugs. Please be safe, and be mindful of others. It takes no effort to be kind. I’ll see you again on Thursday. xoxo, Liberty

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LOKI Star Tom Hiddleston Announces Premiere Date Change: Today in Books

Brandy Colbert Takes a New Spin on the Classic Parent Trap Story in Her Latest Middle Grade Book

On Thursday, author Brandy Colbert took to Twitter to announce her latest middle grade book, which will be a new twist on the classic Parent Trap story. Colbert wrote, “The Parent Trap is one of my very favorite stories and I’m so excited to put my spin on it with my next middle grade book! And we love what we love, but please don’t talk to me about the ‘90s movie remake. This is a Hayley Mills household.” Publication is scheduled for 2023.

Loki Star Tom Hiddleston Announces Premiere Date Change for the Series

Wednesdays are the new Fridays,” Tom Hiddleston boldly announced when he let Marvel fans know that the new Disney+ series Loki would be premiering on Wednesdays instead of the usual Friday schedule. That means the premiere date of Loki has been pushed up to Wednesday, June 9. You can watch the full announcement on YouTube.

Greta Lee Executive Producing, Starring, and Writing Series Adaptation Of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings

Russian Doll‘s Greta Lee will be executive producing, starring, and writing a series adaptation of Cathy Park Hong’s book Minor Feelings with production company A24. Poet, writer, and professor Cathy Park Hong delves into memoir, history, and cultural criticism in her book Minor Feelings, a collection of essays examining racialized consciousness in America. Now the bestselling book will be a television show. Hong shared her excitement for the project on Twitter: “Minor Feelings has been optioned for a TV show! With the brilliant & badass Greta Lee starring & writing & A24 producing. I can’t believe this is my life.”

Attention Unpublished and Underrepresented Women Writers: Apply to Lit Up!

Calling all diverse women writers! LitUp, a writer’s fellowship from Reese’s Book Club and We Need Diverse Books, is accepting applications.

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Children’s Books Featuring Photography

Hi Kid Lit Friends,

Over the weekend, I got a chance to read an advance copy of Picturing a Nation, the newest book by legendary National Book Award-Winning author Martin W. Sandler. It doesn’t come out until October, but I just had to put it on your radar! It is all about the US Farm Security Administration’s sweeping visual record of the Great Depression, and it’s packed with more than 100 full-color and black-and-white photographs. It gives the history of photographers that were a part of this team and their thoughts behind various images.

It got me thinking about books featuring photography, and since Picturing a Nation won’t be available until October, I thought I would round up some other favorite picture books featuring photography.

Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! by Andrea J. Loney, illustrated by Keith Mallett

James Van Der Zee loved taking photographs, saving enough money as a young boy to buy his first camera so he could take photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who would sit still for a portrait. By the fifth grade, James was the school photographer and unofficial town photographer. Eventually he moved to New York City to work, but was told that no one would want their photo taken by a Black man. So James opened his own portrait studio in Harlem. He took photographs of legendary figures of the Harlem Renaissance and ordinary folks in the neighborhood too.

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jamey Christoph

Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first Black director in Hollywood, but before he made movies and wrote books, he was told by his teacher that he would only get a job as a waiter or porter. Instead, Gordon bought a camera and taught himself how to take pictures. He ended up working for the government, documenting segregation and becoming a part of the US Farm Security Administration’s visual record of the Great Depression.

Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo

How did a group of the most beloved jazz musicians end up being photographed together for an Esquire magazine issue saluting the American jazz scene in 1958? Graphic designer Art Kane had insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone, but he wasn’t sure if he could pull it off. Would any of these jazz greats come? Roxane Orgill, in a series of beautiful poems, bring to life the musicians’ mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer’s day.

Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sarah Green

One of the most iconic photos from the Great Depression was taken by Dorothea Lange. But before she traveled the country for the US Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden, from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former enslaved people, to the houseless sleeping on sidewalks. Traveling across the United States, documenting with her camera and her field book those most affected by the stock market crash, she found the face of the Great Depression.

Around the Web…

Check out some of the books I selected along with bestselling kid lit authors Joanna Ho, Minh Le, and Rajani Rocca for a feature on children’s books celebrating the AAPI experience on Today.com.

Book Riot has a giveaway for a chance to win an iPad Mini! Enter here.

Check out Middle Grade Books About Music, Bands, and Musicals on the Book Riot website here.


What are you reading these days? Let me know! Find me on Twitter at @KarinaYanGlaser, on Instagram at @KarinaIsReadingAndWriting, or email me at KarinaBookRiot@gmail.com.

Until next time!
Karina

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We’re giving away five copies of Lost Immunity by Danial Kalla to five lucky Riot readers!

Enter here for a chance, or click the cover image below!

Here’s what it’s all about:

A city under threat from a deadly virus, but will the source be found before it’s too late?

In this explosive new thriller from international bestselling author of Pandemic and The Last High, Daniel Kalla, a lethal outbreak is wreaking havoc and an experimental vaccine is deployed to curb its effects. But is it already too late?