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Amy Poehler’s Paper Kites Production Has Been Busy

It just optioned the rights to The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai. The novel was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and a finalist for this year’s National Book Award. Learn more about the adaptation and Makkai’s novel here.

#ReadTheOnePercent Shop Crowdfunding Campaign

Aimée Felone and David Stevens opened a children’s pop-up bookstore in Brixton as a “response to a damning report from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), which found that of more than 9,000 children’s books published in the UK in 2017, just 1% had a BAME main character.” Their pop-up only sells books with protagonists who are black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) and now they’ve started a crowdfunding campaign to open more around the UK and Ireland.

YALSA’s Award For Excellence In Nonfiction

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced its five finalist for YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction. The winner will be announced Jan. 28, 2019 at the ALA Youth Media Awards, giving you plenty of time to read the five finalist if you haven’t already. Here they are!