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Which Blume Book Do You Want To See Adapted?
Judy Blume asked her Twitter followers which of her books readers would like to see adapted into a movie or series. It sounds like the big fan favorite was Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Hopefully, we’ll see a Blume adaptation update in the near future!
Amazon Pulls Racist Items In Response To Criticism
Amazon had to remove some racist propaganda, including literature, from its site after receiving criticism from advocacy groups. A report from the Partnership for Working Families and the Action Center on Race & the Economy pointed to specific items with white supremacist slogans and hate speech. Though Amazon said it removed those specific items, NPR found more of the same still available for purchase.
Potter Returns To The Big Screen
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is returning to theaters to mark the book’s 20th anniversary (based on the U.S. pub date). All 141 Cinemark XD locations will screen all eight Potter films from August 31 through September 6. Tickets go on sale August 3, and Cinemark will be selling week-long passes.
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