Friday, April 22, 2016

The Roundup with PW

'Hamilton' Helps Keep Namesake On Bill: Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but Hamilton will stay put on the $10—thanks in part to Lin-Manuel Miranda.

'The Girl On the Train' Trailer Releases: Emily Blunt gets to keep her British accent in the new trailer for 'The Girl On the Train,' which is set in New York instead of London.

Hip-Hop and Publishing: In an era when pop culture and black artists are ever more appreciated, why does the literary community seem to ignore hip-hop?

Jackie Carter Dies at 62: The publishing executive, known for promoting racial diversity in children’s books, succumbed to cancer on April 13.

Robotics in Literature: A history of androids dreaming, the construction of automatons, and other mechanical literary characters.



From the Wall Street Journal:
Amazon is waiting to hear if it has won a contract to sell e-books to New York City's schools. Click here
From Hypable:
Harry Potter characters will turn up in the Fantastic Beasts movie, star confirms. Click here
From the Guardian:
Miss Peregrine author returns with an illustrated collection of fairytales. Click here
From the Guardian:
Fears grow for missing British children's author Helen Bailey. Click here
From NPR:
Kate DiCamillo: "It Takes a Lot of Bravery to Be Kind." Click here
From the Washington Post:
With Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman Alexie hopes to help correct a problem. Click here
From City Realty:
Valuing the Homes of Harriet the Spy, Stuart Little, and Other Children's Book Characters. Click here
From the Los Angeles Times:
John Green is in training to drive a pace car on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Click here
From Publishers Weekly:
In a major development in publishing's wholesaling segment, Follett has acquired Baker & Taylor. Click here
From the Chicago Tribune:
The Jungle Book topped the box office in its debut weekend, with $103.6 million in ticket sales. Click here
From the N.Y. Daily News:
A Michigan couple faces jail time after failing to return a Dr. Seuss library book. Click here
From the Guardian:
Why teenage boys are told not to feel, and why that’s so wrong. Click here
From MPR News:
For Kwame Alexander, poetry, love, and sports all fit together. Click here
From GMA News:
YA author Sarah Maas: "We're in a golden age of female writers." Click here
From the Guardian:
Malorie Blackman: "Othello was the first thing I read that actually featured a black character." Click here
From the Star Tribune::
The Mankato home of a beloved Betsy-Tacy character has been sold to new owners. Click here

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