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Walmart’s eBookstore Launches
Walmart will sell ebooks online and in stores. According to The Digital Reader, walmart.com/ebooks will be managed and supported via a subdomain by Kobo. And the $99 Kobo Aura will be sold in stores, alongside ebook and/or audiobook title cards, cash value gift cards, and cards for audiobook subscriptions. The question is, will this interesting system work?
New Trailer For The Hate U Give
A new trailer for The Hate U Give premiered. The movie, based on Angie Thomas’s YA novel about a young black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer, starring Amandla Stenberg in the lead role as Starr Carter, is in theaters October 19. This movie hasn’t stopped building up buzz since it was announced.
Doctor Who’s First Black Screenwriter
Is former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman. Blackman has written more than 60 books for children and young adults, including her Naughts and Crosses series. “I’ve always loved Doctor Who. Getting the chance to write for this series has definitely been a dream come true,” said Blackman.
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