Pioneering New York Times Sexual Abuse Reporters to Write Book
Penguin Press has announced that Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey will write a book about their reporting of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault story and the breaking of the public silence about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace this year. No publication date has been announced, but I would expect it sooner rather than later. I also hope that Kantor and Twohey’s reporting gets the film treatment in the vein of Spotlight or All the President’s Men.
New York Library Brings Tough Topic Front and Center
A library in Syracuse, New York put a poster with the reference numbers of difficult subjects at the front of the library to help patrons, especially teens, find books they might be reluctant to ask about openly. And tough the topics are: abuse, death, substance abuse, and more. The poster was inspired by a bookmark made by a library in Helena, Montana with a similar aim.
Hoopla Adds Audio Narration for Children’s Books
Last week, Hoopla, a business that provides electronic materials to libraries, announced ‘Read-Along,” which adds audio narration to a selection of their children’s book offerings. These digital books for young readers provides audio narration and in-sync word highlighting. A number of big childrens’ publishers are on-board (Disney, HarperCollins). Check your local library to see if they are available in your area.