Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Roundup with PW

David Cully Named President at B&T
Follett Corporation has named David Cully president of Baker & Taylor, effective April 1. Cully replaces George Coe, former president and CEO of B&T, just weeks after Coe was named COO of Follett.
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Poets to Hold Vigil for the NEA at Trump Tower
Poets and activists have organized a vigil and reading protesting President Donald J. Trump's proposed budget cuts to, or elimination of, the National Endowment of the Arts.
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McEnroe Memoir Will Hit Shelves Early
The publication date for tennis star John McEnroe’s memoir, 'But Seriously,' has moved to June 27.
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China Says No to Peppa Pig: Beijing is set to cut the number of foreign picture books published for children, aiming to curb the influence of foreign ideas on children.

Warner Bros. to Adapt 'The Mothers': Kerry Washington will adapt Brit Bennett's debut novel, which centers on a big secret in a small black community in Southern California.

Was Jane Austen Poisoned?: The cause of Jane Austen’s mysterious death at 41 has been much pondered over, but new evidence suggests a sinister possibility: arsenic.

Claude McKay's Forgotten Harlem Novel: Discovered 70 years after it was written, 'Amiable With Big Teeth' depicts a time when communism and black nationalism merged.

'Master and Margarita' Covers, Ranked: On the 77th anniversary of its author’s death, 75 of the book’s covers from around the world, ranked, with commentary.

Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper picks seven favorites, including "sesquipedalian," "jawn," and more. more



From the Guardian:
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals' all-white longlists prompt inquiry. Click here
From the Hindustan Times:
A sex-education book for elementary school sparks controversy in China. Click here
From Entertainment Weekly:
Kate DiCamillo and Jaime Kim on how they created their nearly wordless picture book. Click here
From Brain Pickings:
The Forgotten Young Woman Who Became Japan's Most Beloved Children's Poet. Click here
From the Avalanche-Journal:
The author of Hank the Cowdog loses his home in the Texas Panhandle wildfires. Click here
From the Horn Book:
Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang. Click here
From the Smithsonian:
New Exhibition Explores the Science and Math in Children's Book Illustrations. Click here
From the Huffington Post:
Five-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Qualify for Scripps National Spelling Bee. Click here


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