• Book Beat: 2017 Man Booker Prize and More Genius Grant Winners

    Book Beat: 2017 Man Booker Prize and More Genius Grant Winners0

    • October 19, 2017

    Hi all, Stephanie here! This week’s Book Beat may seem to be all over the place, but there are two themes that a lot of this news shares: diversity and change. I’m a pretty outspoken supporter for diversity, but I’m less enthused about change in general. I’ve especially been trying to embrace change in my

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  • Teaching Diverse Lit: Cinderella meets New Beijing

    Teaching Diverse Lit: Cinderella meets New Beijing0

    • October 17, 2017

    We are fully immersed in the era of adaptations. Fiction fans need not wait more than a week to hear that a favorite novel or comic will soon to make its way to the big or small screen. Old television shows and movies are earning reboots left and right. Stories are getting second and third

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  • Book Beat: Genius Grants and the Accidental Belle Sauvage

    Book Beat: Genius Grants and the Accidental Belle Sauvage0

    • October 12, 2017

    Welcome, fellow readers! This is Paige, one of the junior book section editors here at WWAC. I’ll be filling in on Book Beat this week, so forgive me in advance for any shortcomings in my reporting. The book world moves a mile a minute, yet our Book Beat writers always capture the most exciting industry

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  • Sparks and Tarts: F*** you, romance is awesome

    Sparks and Tarts: F*** you, romance is awesome2

    I am a reader, and I am happy that there are so many of us out there. I am totally part of the You Do You category of reading, where I expect you to like what you like and leave the rest for the ones who like it. I know that there are people who

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  • Lady Killers: The Women Who put Jack the Ripper to Shame

    Lady Killers: The Women Who put Jack the Ripper to Shame0

    Lady Killers Tori Telfer Harper Collins Publishers October 10, 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Lady Killers is for anyone who treats themselves to the occasional morbid indulgence. It plugs a lot of the gaps traditionally left out of roundups of history’s most brutal murderers.

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  • Book Beat: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Book Beat: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature0

    • October 5, 2017

    Hello all, Stephanie here! There’s been a lot going on in the book world lately, from more award announcements to surprising industry collaborations. So, let’s get right to it with this week’s Book Beat! Double Book Birthdays for Nnedi Okorafor Fans of Dr. Nnedi Okorafor have a lot to celebrate right now. Her latest novel Akata Warrior, the

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