Welcome to this week’s diverse book news recap! Let’s just get started, shall we?
- It’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month in the USA starting tomorrow. While the month has its share of controversies(both internal and external), I personally am looking forward to my all Latinx, all the time reading list for the rest of the month. [Penguin Random House]
- It’s 2020. The very first novel by a member of the Eastern Band Cherokee was just published, by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle. It’s called Even As We Breathe. Read an excerpt here. [LitHub]
- Queenie author Candice Carty-Willams is struggling to script the TV adaptation of her Black British romance due to COVID-19 and the havoc it’s wreaked on the dating world. Tell us about it, girl. [The Guardian]
- The Dune trailer is out and I am OBSESSED. [YouTube]
- I’m also obsessed with 21-year old Faridah Abike-Iyimide, the British uni student who just landed a million dollar book deal for her debut thriller, Ace of Spades. It’s been described as ” Gossip Girl meets Get Out”. [The Guardian]
- I was not so obsessed with bird-watching comics editor Christian Cooper, but his free DC Comic It’s A Bird, about his experience with harassment and police violence threats at the hands of a racist white woman in New York Central Park, is very much worth a download and a read. [Equal Opportunity Reader]
- Speaking of which, DC is really putting in work on the social justice and representation front. They also have a graphic novel anthology entitled Wonder Women of History, which spotlights 17 different wonderful women, coming out on December 1st. [Billboard]
- Last but not least, a giant congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, for being elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board(and for being the first Asian American to be so.) [Pulitzer]
Peace, beautiful people and fellow readers!
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