Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Barnhill, Steptoe, 'March: Book Three' Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz
Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 John Newbery Medal for 'The Girl Who Drank the Moon' (Algonquin Young Readers), Javaka Steptoe took the 2017 Randolph Caldecott Medal for 'Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat' (Little, Brown), and John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell won the 2017 Michael L. Printz Award for 'March: Book Three' (Top Shelf). more »

Washington, D.C. Booksellers Bring Together Women's March Participants
Washington, D.C. booksellers took full advantage of the Inauguration and Women's March held the day after by hosting party, panels, and poetry readings that drew crowds. more »

ALA Midwinter 2017: Librarians Ponder the Future Under Trump
In his opening keynote at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, just hours after Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, W. Kamau Bell made a plea to librarians: don’t let Trump’s vision of America become the new normal. more »

A Dutch Classic Arrives in English: Gerard Reve’s 'The Evenings' was published in 1947, but English-language readers are only now getting a chance to read it.
Canada and Apple Reach a Deal: Canada's Competition Bureau has come to an agreement on discounted titles with Apple and three e-book publishers.
George Saunders's Forgotten Kids' Book: The 2000 book 'The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip' deserves the same critical acclaim as the rest of George Saunders's work.
Archie vs. Zombies: How a 76-year-old gang of comics teenagers wound up fighting the undead and starring in a sex-infused murder-mystery show on the CW.
Amazon Launches £20,000 KDP Prize: Amazon U.K. has launched a £20,000 cash prize for authors who self-publish their work on its Kindle Direct Publishing platform.


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