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Elizabeth Taylor Gets Her First-Ever Authorized Biography: Today in Books

Emily Henry’s Happy Place Cover Revealed on GMA

Earlier this week, GMA revealed the cover of Emily Henry’s highly anticipated upcoming novel Happy Place. The romcom book tells the story of a couple that breaks up, but they don’t tell their friends for months. So when it’s time to go on their annual vacation with their friend group, they have to pretend to still be together. Happy Place comes out in April 2023.

Elizabeth Taylor Gets Her First-Ever Authorized Biography

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the cover of Elizabeth Taylor: The Grit and Glamour of an Icon by Kate Andersen Brower. This is the first biography to tell the actress’ story with the full cooperation of the Trustees of her estate: Barbara Berkowitz, Tim Mendelson, and Quinn Tivey. “We are proud to announce the first-ever, authorized written biography about Elizabeth,” said the estate in a statement. “Because she was the most famous woman in the world, everyone thinks they know her. We can assure you that they don’t. Kate Andersen Brower will lean into her journalistic background and curiosity to delight readers and introduce them to an Elizabeth only those closest to her knew.” The biography hits shelves on December 6th.

Michael K. Williams’ Posthumous Memoir Details Fight That Led to His Facial Scar

In Michael K. Williams’ upcoming posthumous memoir, the actor shares details about the fight that led to his facial scar. It all happened one night at a club in Queens when Williams was out celebrating his 25th birthday. In an attack outside the club, Williams was cut across the face with a knife. Eventually, “the cut healed into one big swollen line and I never felt more ugly,” he writes. But in the world of acting, his scar made him stand out. “Strangers would stop me on the street and say they found my scars striking. I began to get gigs in music videos, not even to dance,” Williams writes in his memoir. “I guess the scar gave me an ‘edge.’ It made me look like the tough guy I wasn’t.” Williams’ memoir Scenes from My Life is available everywhere books are sold on August 23rd.

What the Heck is Going on with DC and Warner Bros.?

It has been a bad week for Warner Brothers and DC when it comes to their upcoming releases. Here’s the rundown.

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Emily Henry’s Next Book is for Fans of the Fake Dating Trope and More Book Radar!

Dear Book Friends,

Welcome back to another fantastic Book Radar Monday. I’m your host, Emily, here will all the book news, hot gossip, and general book randomness you’ve come to expect from this here newsletter. As always, the cats are here too and they say hello. Yes, I am currently surrounded by cats. I’m nothing if not a complete parody of myself. Anyway! Let’s do the book thing.

Book Deals and Reveals

Jennette McCurdy’s memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died came out last Tuesday and sold out on Amazon, Target, and Barnes & Noble in the same day. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, find it, friends! It was so good.

GMA revealed the cover of Emily Henry’s forthcoming book Happy Place. If you’re a fan of the fake relationship trope, this one’s for you and it’s out in April of next year.

BOOM! Studios is giving comic fans a first look at R.L. Stine’s upcoming comic series Stuff Of Nightmares #1. This four-issue limited series will be a fresh take on iconic horror creatures and will feature art by A.L. Kaplan (Maw, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller), colors by Roman Titov (Eat the Rich), and letters by Jim Campbell (Black Badge). The first volume will be available this fall.

And Penguin Teen as got a cover reveal for an exciting new YA romcom, Last Chance Dance by Lakita Wilson. Coming February, 2023!

More fake dating. More YA romance. Here’s the cover reveal for Amanda Woody’s debut novel They Hate Each Other, out May 9, 2023, from Penguin Teen.

Here’s the cover reveal of Simon Curtis’ debut graphic novel, The Witches of Silverlake, with artwork by Stephanie Son.

Kalena Miller’s middle grade novel Shannon in the Spotlight is about OCD, messy friendships, and musical theatre. It’s out on April 25, 2023, and here’s the cover reveal!

Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry will be starring in the Apple TV drama series Sinking Spring, an eight-episode drug ring drama based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief

The family of the late Shirley Jackson has authorized a novel inspired by The Haunting of Hill House. This is the first time the estate has approved an original narrative based on Jackson’s work. Elizabeth Hand’s A Haunting on the Hill is scheduled for a fall 2023 release. 

The adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’s The Other Black Girl has officially nabbed a series order at Hulu

Ayesha Curry has signed a deal with upstart book publishing company Zando to publish books under the Sweet July Books imprint

Book Riot Recommends

I’m a Contributing Editor at Book Riot, I write the Today in Books newsletter, and I’m a Bibliologist for Book Riot’s Tailored Book Recommendations subscription service. I also have a PhD in English, so I’m basically a doctor of books. Books are my life, in other words, so in this section of the newsletter, let me share with you some upcoming books I’m super excited about. And I think you will be too!

Prepare Your Shelves!

drunk on love book cover

Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley, September 20)

Jasmine Guillory’s work is well-known and well-loved at this point, so she probably needs no introduction. And she certainly doesn’t need my help selling this book, because this is surely going to be a favorite when it comes out. Still, I can’t help but tell you to get excited about it, just in case you missed the memo on Jasmine Guillory. Or in case you didn’t know she had a new one coming out.

And just a little note on the cover. As much as I’ve been digging the cute cartoony romance novel covers that have been all the rage for the past several years, I do enjoy that this one is doing something a little different. Like, it’s sexy, right?

Okay, but onto what’s inside the book. Drunk on Love is set in Napa Valley wine country. Margot Noble and her brother run the family winery and, phew, it’s a lot of pressure. Enter Luke Williams. Luke has recently quit his high-salary tech job in Silicon Valley and moved to Napa to help a friend out at his winery. When he first rolls into wine country, he has a hot one-night stand, only to find out the next day that the woman he thought he’d never see again is actually his new boss…Margot. Despite the chemistry between them, Margot is determined to keep things professional. But the attraction on both sides is hard to deny.

Don’t forget you can get three free audiobooks at Audiobooks.com with a free trial!

What I’m Reading This Week

The Babysitter Lives by Stephen Graham Jones

We Spread by Ian Reid

You Made A Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

Patricia Wants to Cuddle by Samantha Allen

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes

Monday Memes

So I’m not in school anymore. And even when I was in school, I haaaated the summer and couldn’t wait to get back into the routine of fall. I love the cool fall weather. I love the academia vibes. I love, love, love scary movies on TV and creepy books on our TBR. And yes, I also love football season. So I can’t say I fully identify with this meme, but I couldn’t NOT share a book-related Our Flag Means Death Meme. So here it is for those of you who are sad about going back to school.

And for us fall kings/queens/non-binary royalty, here’s one for you. Y’all know what’s up. Counting down the days!

And Here’s a Cat Picture!

We bought some new furniture for the new apartment, and hands down my favorite piece of furniture is this reading chair. It seems like I’m not the only one who loves the chair. Murray was getting comfortable in it this morning, and other kitties have taken their turn on the beloved chair as well. Hopefully they’ll make room for me tonight so I can read!

And with that, I hope you have a wonderful week, and we’ll talk Thursday, besties.

Emily

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Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir Sells Out One Day After Release: Today in Books

Oprah Daily Reveals the Cover of Mariana Enriquez’s Our Share of Night

Oprah Daily has revealed the cover of Mariana Enriquez’s upcoming novel Our Share of Night. Enriquez is the author of acclaimed short story collections Things We Lost in the Fire and The Dangers of Smoking in Bed. Her new novel, which hits shelves on February, is the first novel from the author to be translated in English.

Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir Sells Out One Day After Release

iCarly and Sam and Cat star Jennette McCurdy’s memoir sold out on Amazon, Target, and Barnes & Noble a day after its release. McCurdy’s memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died focuses on the author’s abusive mother and the manipulative, inappropriate treatment of child stars at Nickelodeon. Currently, the book is #4 on Amazon’s best-seller charts and #2 in memoirs.

Le Petit Nicolas Illustrator Jean-Jacques Sempé Dies Aged 89

Jean-Jacques Sempé, the French cartoonist who illustrated the children’s book series Le Petit Nicolas and produced more covers for the New Yorker magazine than any other artist, has died aged 89. His wife, Martine Gossieaux Sempé, announced the death to Agence France-Presse. “Jean-Jacques Sempé had the elegance to always remain light and he had an eye for everything,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet.

How to Find and Develop a Local Anti-Censorship Group

How to find and develop a local anti-censorship group. That, plus this week’s censorship news from across the U.S.

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Novel Inspired by Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE Expected in 2023: Today in Books

Brian Tyree Henry to Star in Apple Drama Based on the Book Dope Thief

Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry will be starring in the Apple TV drama series Sinking Spring, an eight-episode drug ring drama based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief. The series is being written by Peter Craig (Top Gun: Maverick, The Batman, The Town). Ridley Scott will executive produce and direct. Sinking Spring will be Henry’s second collaboration with Apple, following the feature film Causeway which is set for a theatrical run and debut on the streaming service later this year.

Novel Inspired by Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House Expected in 2023

The family of the late Shirley Jackson has authorized a novel inspired by The Haunting of Hill House. This is the first time the estate has approved an original narrative based on Jackson’s work. Elizabeth Hand’s A Haunting on the Hill is scheduled for a fall 2023 release. “In conversations with Liz we have become convinced that she will continue our mother’s work in a style and form compatible with Shirley’s,” Jackson’s son Laurence Jackson Hyman said in a statement released through Mulholland Books, Hand’s publisher. “We believe that this initial collaboration with Liz Hand will further enhance the burgeoning literary legacy of Shirley Jackson, and help to continue her literary presence and influence well into the 21st Century.”

Decatur Book Festival Announces Keynote Speaker, Author Lineup

Pete Souza, former Chief White House photographer during the Obama and Reagan administrations, will be the keynote speaker at the 17th annual Decatur Book Festival. The keynote event will take place on September 30th and will kick off the festival that takes place Saturday, October 1st. Participating authors include Saeed Jones (How We Fight for Our Lives), Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves), Justin A. Reynolds (Miles Morales: Shock Waves), Vanessa Riley (Island Queen), and many others. For more details about the festival, check out their official website.

Abortion Misinformation Within Oklahoma City’s Metro Library

A Reddit post went viral for saying that librarians in an Oklahoma library were told not to say “abortion.” Emails reveal how they got there.

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A24 Makes a Movie Crossword Puzzle Book: Today in Books

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris to be Adapted as a Hulu Series

The adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris’s The Other Black Girl has officially set nabbed a series order at Hulu. The series comes from Disney’s Onyx Collective and is executive produced by Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Adam Fishbach, Zakiya Dalila Harris, and Danielle Henderson. Danielle Henderson is the showrunner of The Other Black Girl.

Ayesha Curry Adds Book Publishing To Sweet July Brand 

Ayesha Curry has signed a deal with upstart book publishing company Zando to publish books under the Sweet July Books imprint. Curry said her publishing focus will be on four Fs: faith, family, food and female empowerment, with an emphasis on giving writers of color a platform. In an interview with Forbes, Curry said that the disparity between women of color and their white counterparts as writers “certainly lights a fire within me. I think that was also what was exciting for us going into this partnership with Zando, was the ability to kind of shift those metrics even if it’s a little bit.”

A24 Makes a Movie Crossword Puzzle Book

Out today is A24’s new book of 99 movie-themed crossword puzzles by puzzle markers at The New York Times and The New Yorker. The book, which is now available from the A24 shop, is edited by Anna Shechtman, prolific puzzle maker of The New YorkerThe New York Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. The book includes nine puzzles co-created with filmmakers, actors and composers, including David Lowery, Jenny Slate, Lulu Wang, Tim Heidecker, Emile Mosseri, Stephanie Hsu, Elsie Fisher, Megan Amram, and Ashley Clark.

Raymond Briggs, Author of The Snowman, Dies at 88

Raymond Briggs, beloved British author and illustrator of popular Christmas story The Snowman, died Tuesday in Brighton, England at the age of 88.

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OUTLANDER Star Sam Heughan’s Memoir Out Soon and More Book Radar!

Dear Book Friends,

How are things going? I’m about to go try a class at RowdyBox, so it’s been nice knowing you. If next week’s Book Radar is written by someone new, then you’ll know I died. But I guess for now let’s just focus on all the books. After all, books would never hurt us.

Book Deals and Reveals

Ana Maria and the Fox book cover

Let’s start with some new and exciting cover reveals. Here’s the cover for Liana De la Rosa’s forthcoming romance novel Ana María and the Fox. This novel is the first in the author’s new Latinx Victorian era Luna Sisters series, and it’s out from Berkley Romance on April 4, 2023!

Next up: here’s the cover for the YA thriller Lying in the Deep by Diana Urban, out from Penguin Teen on May 2, 2023. Available for preorder now!

We love a book cover that features a coffee cup front and center! Case in point, check out the cover fo Lynn Painter’s Accidentally Amy. It’s hitting shelves in September, so very, very soon.

Ann Napolitano, author of Dear Edward, has a new book coming out. Napolitano’s newest novel Hello Beautiful is a modern-day homage to Little Women, and Today.com has the exclusive cover reveal. Check it out!

Outlander fans, listen up! Sam Heughan has a memoir coming out from Voracious, a new imprint of Little, Brown and Company. Check out the cover of Waypoints: My Scottish Journey at People.com.

Hogarth Books has revealed the cover for the latest book from Han Kang, author of the International Booker Prize winner The Vegetarian.

Author Morgan Jerkins has announced that she’s starting her own newsletter entitled Lorain, in honor of Toni Morrison’s birthplace.

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Shea Couleé is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a series regular in the Disney+ series Ironheart. Details about Couleé’s role in the series are under wraps, but she’ll be the first drag queen performer to join the MCU.

Nicole R. Fleetwood, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, MacArthur fellow, and NYU professor, has sold her memoir Between the River and Railroad Tracks at auction to Ben George at Little, Brown

This Goes Out to the Underground: A Mother, Her Daughter, and How We All Rise Together, the debut memoir from Pardis Mahdavi, has been quiety and abruptly canceled by its publisher Hachette Book Group.

New “magic bookmarks” can now supply the kind of background information, familiar with ebooks, for paper volumes.

Here are some of the weirdest quotes from the Penguin Random House trial.

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Book Riot Recommends

I’m a Contributing Editor at Book Riot, I write the Today in Books newsletter, and I’m a Bibliologist for Book Riot’s Tailored Book Recommendations subscription service. I also have a PhD in English, so I’m basically a doctor of books. Books are my life, in other words, so in this section of the newsletter, let me share with you some upcoming books I’m super excited about. And I think you will be too!

Can’t Wait for This One!

Daughters of Victory Book Cover

Daughters of Victory by Gabriella Saab (William Morrow, January 24, 2023)

Y’all! Gabriella Saab’s new book Daughters of Victory just got a cover reveal last week, and I am so excited to read this one. If you’ve been a Book Radar-ite for a little while, you’ll remember me singing the praises of Saab’s debut novel The Last Checkmate. The novel was beautifully written, impeccably researched, and featured characters that were dynamic and felt real. So yeah, I trust that her sophomore effort will be just as good. No pressure or anything, but expectations are high.

In Daughters of Victory, Saab takes readers on a journey that spans from the Russian revolution to the USSR in 1941 during Nazi occupation. Svetlana Petrova is a revolutionary who was imprisoned for years. When she is released from prison in 1917, she discovers that her beloved uncle was murdered by a mysterious assassin who blinds her victims before she kills them. And Svetlana resolves to avenge his death.

Decades later, in 1941, Svetlana is living in a remote village and meets her eighteen-year-old granddaughter Mila Rozovskaya for the first time. In Mila, Svetlana recognizes that same passionate idealism that she displayed in her youth. As Mila joins the resistance against the Nazis, dangerous secrets and old enemies resurface.

This one comes out from William Morrow in January 2023, and I’m counting down the months!

Words of Literary Wisdom

“The tragedy of life isn’t that the end comes. That’s the gift. Without an end, there’s nothing. There’s no meaning.”

We Spread by Iain Reid

What I’m Watching This Weekend

Since I’m far away from a bunch of my friends, I’ve been watching TV with them from afar. My friend Bonnie and I just started this season of FBoy Island, and y’all… if you’re not watching this, what are you doing? Yes, I am classy, thanks for asking.

And Here’s A Cat Picture

Calico cat in window

It’s been preeeeetty sun-shiney this week, and Cersei is loving it. This is the cat’s favorite window and they all take their turns, but I love this picture of my beautiful girl basking in the sun.

And that is all for today, friends! I hope you enjoy your weekend and we’ll catch up on Monday!

Emily

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Zazie Beetz in Talks to Return for JOKER Sequel: Today in Books

Morgan Jerkins Starts Her Own Newsletter

Author Morgan Jerkins has announced that she’s starting her own newsletter entitled Lorain, in honor of Toni Morrison’s birthplace. In a post on Twitter, Jerkins details the reasons behind starting the newsletter: “I have been disenchanted with the way the media treats those who look like me and those who have even less structural privileges than I do…The community I hope to have here is one that seeks to understand the broader implications and connectedness of everything from large, societal events down to the minutiae in our everyday lives.”

You can subscribe to Jerkins’ newsletter via Substack for free, and you will receive a new post every Tuesday. For paid subscribers ($6 a month), you will get: weekly posts on Tuesdays; Friday link round-ups or community threads on current events; access to monthly video uploads where Jerkins will talk career and money with industry folx; and a rolling advice column. Founding members ($200 a year) will receive all of the above as well as the opportunity to work 1:1 with Jerkins personally. Jerkins’ first story drops today, so if you’re interested, you can subscribe now!

Zazie Beetz in Talks to Return for Joker: Folie à Deux

Zazie Beetz is in talks to reprise her role as Sophie Dumond Warner Bros/DC sequel Joker: Folie à Deux, directed by Todd Phillips. The film, which is rumored to be a musical, will also star Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn and Joaquin Phoenix reprising his role as Arthur Fleck. Joker: Folie à Deux is set to start shooting in December and will hit theaters on October 4th, 2024.

Charles Dickens Exhibition in London Explores the Author’s Lifelong Fascination with the Paranormal

Starting in October, Victorian author Charles Dickens’ fascination with the paranormal will be the subject of an exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum in central London. Among the exhibits is a never-before-displayed letter from the author to William Howitt. Dickens asks whether the spiritualist and fellow writer has suggestions for “any haunted house whatsoever within the limits of the United Kingdom where nobody can live, eat, drink, stand, lie or sleep without sleep-molestation.” The exhibition will also include Dickens’s own, annotated copy of The Haunted Man that the author read from during public performances. To Be Read At Dusk: Dickens, Ghosts and the Supernatural opens on October 5th.

The Bennett House from the 1995 Pride and Prejudice is for Sale!

The property that was used as the Bennet family’s home in the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice series is for sale for £6,000,000.

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Han Kang’s GREEK LESSONS Gets A Cover Reveal: Today in Books

First Kill Showrunner Blames Show Cancellation on Marketing That Never Went Beyond Teen Vampire Element

Last week, showrunner Felicia D. Henderson went public with her thoughts about why the Netflix show First Kill wasn’t renewed for a new season. Henderson argued that the marketing for the show did not encompass everything that the show had going for it. She said in her statement, “The art for the initial marketing was beautiful. I think I expected that to be the beginning and that the other equally compelling and important elements of the show — monsters vs. monster hunters, the battle between two powerful matriarchs, etc. — would eventually be promoted, and that didn’t happen.” Released June 10, First Kill made it to Netflix’s weekly Top 10 for English-language TV series in its first three days. It peaked at No. 3 in its first full week of release with 48.8M hours viewed, trailing only Stranger Things Season 4 and Peaky Blinders Season 6. But according to Deadline’s reporting, the series did not have the staying power of most Netflix hits and did not meet thresholds for viewing and completion of episodes.

Hogarth Book Reveals Cover of Han Kang’s Greek Lessons

Hogarth Books has revealed the cover for the latest book from Han Kang, author of the International Booker Prize winner The Vegetarian. For Kang’s Greek Lessons, Anna Kochman, the designer of the book jacket, explains that she used the “idea of a kaleidoscope pattern as a jumping off point, because I just feel like those patterns are so beautiful and strange and that fit my experience of the book.” The upcoming novel is translated by Deborah Smith, who shared the International Booker Prize with Han for her translation of The Vegetarian, and Emily Yae Won. Greek Lessons comes out April 18th.

Read an Excerpt from Jennette McCurdy’s Forthcoming Memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died

Former iCarly star Jennette McCurdy’s memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died hits shelves tomorrow, August 9th. Ahead of the book’s release,Vanity Fair is sharing an excerpt from the memoir that details the inappropriate behavior McCurdy experienced working with a man she refers to only as “The Creator.” She also alleges that she was offered $300,000 to stay silent. Vanity Fair has reached out to Nickelodeon for comment.

PRH WTF: The Weirdest Quotes from the Penguin Random House Trial

“Everything is random in publishing. Success is random. Bestsellers are random. So that is why we are the Random House!”

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Oscar Isaac TikTok Suggests MOON KNIGHT Will Be Back for a 2nd Season: Today in Books

Nic Stone Reveals Cover of Upcoming Novel Chaos Theory

Author Nic Stone has shared the cover of her upcoming novel Chaos Theory on her Instagram. The author confesses that the book, which was the second novel she ever wrote, is a very personal one for her. “As a Black person who is living with — and has been medicated for — a couple of mental illness diagnoses, creating accurate and well-vetted representation of Black kids with ‘abnormal brain chemistry’ (Pffffft!) is of paramount importance to me,” she wrote. “And BLACK is important here. Because yes: while mental health experiences are SUPER individualized in general, our racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds absolutely impact the way we experience the world and therefore how our brains function within it. And stigma sucks.” Chaos Theory is on sale January 28th, 2023.

Batgirl Star Leslie Grace Responds After Film is Shelved

Batgirl star Leslie Grace took to Instagram to share her thoughts after the announcement that Warner Bros. Discovery is shelving the $90 million film. “I am proud of the love, hard work and intention all of our incredible cast and tireless crew put into this film over 7 months in Scotland,” Grace wrote. “I feel blessed to have worked among absolute greats and forged relationships for a lifetime in the process! To every Batgirl fan — THANK YOU for the love and belief, allowing me to take on the cape and become, as Babs said best, ‘my own damn hero!’ Batgirl for life!” The decision to shelve Batgirl follows a change of corporate ownership for the studio, with CEO David Zazlav seeking $3 billion in cost savings and opting for a tax write-down on the movie. Sources say the studio is looking to prioritize theatrical releases over streaming ones and that company leadership also had concerns about whether Batgirl would live up to the level of spectacle of other DC films.

Oscar Isaac TikTok Suggests Moon Knight Will Be Back for a 2nd Season

If a recent TikTok is to be believed, it looks like the Disney+ series Moon Knight will be back for a second season. The TikTok video in question shows Moon Knight executive producer and the MCU show’s star Oscar Isaac being asked, “The question on everyone’s mind — is there a season two?” Isaac, who plays main characters Steven Grant/Marc Spector, responds by saying, “Why else would we be in Cairo?” Disney+ and Marvel Studios have yet to officially announce a second season.

A Template for Talking with School and Library Boards About Book Bans

How to talk at a school or library board meeting, with sample script and shareable graphics. That + this week’s book censorship news.

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Heartstopper Novella NICK AND CHARLIE Hits Shelves in January: Today in Books

Marvel Casts Drag Race Winner Shea Couleé in Ironheart

RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Shea Couleé is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a series regular in the Disney+ series Ironheart. Details about Couleé’s role in the series are under wraps, but she’ll be the first drag queen performer to join the MCU. In response to this casting announcement, Coulee wrote on Twitter, “Words cannot express how excited I am to be a part of this amazing project! Acting was my first love, and I’m thrilled to be doing it again in such a big way!” Ironheart debuts on Disney+ in fall 2023.

Heartstopper Novella Nick and Charlie Hits Shelves in January

Earlier this week, Publishers Weekly revealed the cover of Alice Oseman’s upcoming Heartstopper novella Nick and Charlie. The novella picks up the story of Heartstopper main characters Nick and Charlie as Nick is getting ready to leave for college. Charlie is a year younger, so the two grappling with their upcoming separation and how it will affect their relationship. “Nick and Charlie have existed as characters for a whole decade, and, like me, many of my readers have grown up along with them,” Oseman told PW. “I adored exploring their lives now that they’re a little older and I hope readers will enjoy reading this new chapter of Nick and Charlie’s love story.” Nick and Charlie hits shelves on January 3, 2023.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism Movie Streaming in September

The film adaptation of Grady Hendrix’s horror novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism is coming to Amazon Prime Video! The story is described on Hendrix’s website as “Beaches meets The Exorcist with all the E.T. love, Phil Collins, wine coolers, United Colours of Benetton perfume, and demons from Hell that personified the 80s.” Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Cathy Ang, and Rachel Ogechi Kanu star in the film, which premieres on Amazon’s streaming platform on September 30th.

12 Must-Read August Children’s Book Releases

August children’s book releases are hot, and include super sweet grandma picture books, lots of disability representation, and Ride On for horse kids.