#PublishingPaidMe Continues To Reveal Huge Racial Equity Gaps | Book Pulse

#PublishingPaidMe continues to reveal huge gaps between award-winning Black authors and debut white authors. There are seven book-related films and TV shows premiering this week, and news breaks that Gabrielle Union has optioned George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue. The Wainwright Prize longlist is out. Zadie Smith is releasing a new essay collection about the lockdown. The Internet Archive is stopping its National Emergency Library. Jane Austen's House Museum is in trouble. More antiracist reading lists.

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Antiracist Reading Lists, News, and Collection Development/RA Resources







People: “Books to Read for a Better Understanding of Systemic Racism, Whiteness and the Black Experience.”

The Millions: “An Anti-Racist Fiction Reading List.”

HarperCollins has a Library Love Fest about antiracist reads to share with readers.

The NBC Austin TV station, KXAN, has a piece on antiracitst reading, including a list created by librarian kYmberly Keeton. She is a 2020 Mover and Shaker.

The Washington Post has a feature on antiracist books and sales.

Vox asks “Do the soaring sales of anti-racism books signal a true cultural shift?

PBS NewsHour reports on #PublishingPaidMe and some of the huge gaps between award winning black authors and debut white authors.

The co-creator of Marvel comics’s Punisher is using his famous skull symbol to support Black Lives Matter and to take it away from white supremacists. The Guardian reports.

Some members of the National Book Critics Circle board have resigned over remarks made durning the drafting of the board's antiracism statement.


June 12:

Artemis Fowl, based on the books by Eoin Colfer (Disney-Hyperion). Disney+. Reviews | Trailer

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, based on the web comic by Rad Sechrist. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

Pokémon Journeys: The Series, there are associated books. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

The Woods, based on Harlan Coben’s novel of the same name (Dutton: Penguin). Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

June 14:

Grantchester, based on the mystery series by James Runcie. PBS. No reviews | Trailer

June 16:

The Etruscan Smile, based on the book by Jose Luis Sampedro. Digital. Reviews | Trailer

June 17:

Love, Victor, a spin-off of the Love, Simon film which was based on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (Balzer + Bray: Harper). Hulu. Reviews | Trailer


The Washington Post reviews Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time by Stephen Rebello (Penguin): “Though the book is gossipy, it is full of surprises and even suspense — revealing how cutthroat and puerile Hollywood can be.” Also, Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World by Chris Wallace with Mitch Weiss (Avid Reader: S. & S.): “Wallace and Weiss humanize events too often reduced to technical or diplomatic arcana by telling their story through the lives of individuals.” The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by Eric Cervini (FSG: Macmillan): “Besides being the first full-length biography of the intellectual father of the gay liberation movement, Cervini’s work provides a wealth of fascinating new details about the movement before the Stonewall riots of 1969.” Above the Law: The Inside Story of How the Justice Department Tried to Subvert President Trump by Matthew Whitaker (Regnery Publishing: S. & S.): “this cheap-jack jeremiad will stand as a testament to a low, dishonest time in which the rule of law teetered on a terrible precipice. It deserves to die in obscurity.”

Lit Hub has “The Best Reviewed Books of the Week.”

Briefly Noted

The NYT suggests 12 books for the week.

BuzzFeed selects “20 Books To Read If You Want To Get Into Black Sci-Fi And Fantasy” also “17 Books To Read If You Want To Support Blak Voices.”

Electric Lit gathers “Poetry Collections About Being a Queer Person of Color.”

CBC suggest “16 Canadian books to read for Pride Month.”

Apartment Therapy writes “If You’re Only Going to Read One Novel in June, Make ItThe Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Riverhead: Penguin). Vox also has a piece on The Vanishing Half.

The Wainwright Prize longlist is out.

The L.A.Times features The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland by Walter Thompson-Hernandez (William Morrow: Harper)

Time features Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin).

The Washington Post features The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump by Mary Jordan (S. & S.). The paper also showcases Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies by The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff (Scribner: S. & S.)

Jeff Daniels is going to narrate the audiobook of Jim Carrey’s Memoirs and Misinformation (Knopf). Entertainment Weekly has details.

Deadline Hollywood reports on the graphic novel Tiananmen 1989: Our Shattered Hopes by Lun Zhang, Adrien Gombeaud, Ameziane (IDW Publishing: Random House). Also, a report on San Diego Comic-Con home edition, free to all and taking place from July 22-26.

Zadie Smith is releasing a new essay collection about the lockdown. Intimations: Six Essays (Penguin) will publish on July 28.

USA Today reports on a conversation with Candace Bushnell, Is There Still Sex in the City? (Grove Press).

Bitch Media writes “Gilead Is Now: For Feminist Authors, Dystopia Is Already Here.”

Author Don Winslow writes about the Georgia primary election for Deadline Hollywood.

Vox writes about “Harry Potter and the Author Who Failed Us.”

Tor.com has an open letter to J. K. Rowling by Emmet Asher-Perrin.

Jane Austen’s House Museum in Chawton, UK is under threat of closure due to lack of funding from visitors caused by the pandemic. They are running an online appeal for funds. The Guardian reports.

The Internet Archive is stopping its National Emergency Library. The NYT reports.

Kobe Bryant is named as the recipient of the 72nd Los Angeles Area Emmy Governors Award. Deadline Hollywood reports.

Author Nicholas Rinaldi has died of the coronavirus. The NYT has an obituary.

Author James Harvey has died. The NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Gabrielle Union options George M. Johnson’s All Boys Aren’t Blue. Sarah Pinsker’s A Song For A New Day is headed to TV. Hulu is adapting The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell with Keira Knightley set to star and executive produce. Hazel Hayes’s Out Of Love gets optioned for TV. Jon Mooallem’s This Is Chance is headed to the movies. Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt For The Bone Collector is canceled by NBC. Harlots is canceled by Hulu. Deadline Hollywood reports on all.

NPR’s Morning Edition interviews Robert M. Gates, Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World (Knopf).

The Today show features Sisters First by Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Hachette).

A trailer is out for Greyhound. It will air on AppleTV+ on July 10.

A trailer is out for I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. It will air on HBO on June 28.

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