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Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds With Maya Angelou Poem: Today In Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Stubborn Archivist by Yara Rodrigues Fowler, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Responds With Maya Angelou Poem

Taking the route of “the pen is mightier than the sword,” Representative Ilhan Omar responded on Twitter to news that at a Trump rally they chanted, “send her back,” with an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s 1978 poem “Still I Rise.” For the tweet and more on this story click here.

The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry Adaptation Casts Its Lead

The adaptation of Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry just cast its lead: Naveen Andrews (Lost) will play the grumpy widower bookstore owner. The novel’s author wrote the screenplay and Hans Canosa will direct. 

GOT Showrunners Drop Out Of Comic-Con Panel

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners for HBO’s GOT, were set to be on a San Diego International Comic-Con panel this Friday but it seems they, and a few actors, have dropped out and were replaced with a new lineup. HBO sites scheduling conflict for the change but I’m calling a “sure Jan” since this would have been the showrunners’ first public appearance since the GOT finale aired. I’m gonna go with they didn’t have the stomach for a Q&A session with their fans.