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Michelle Obama Grammy Nom
Michelle Obama and her memoir Becoming continue to be fire with a Grammy nomination for best spoken word category. This is her second nomination; in 2012 her book American Grown also got an audiobook nomination. Her competition this time is the Beastie Boys, John Waters, Eric Alexandrakis, Sekou Andrews & The String Theory.
Speaking Of Awesome Memoirs
Jacob Tobia’s memoir, Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, is being adapted into a half-hour dramedy for Showtime! Tobia is set as co-writer/co-executive of the show which will follow as “Tobi quickly learns that NYC is less ‘glittering trans paradise’ and more ‘trash-filled hell with a side of street harassment.’” Can’t wait!
1619 Project Gets Book Series
The New York Times’ 1619 Project–which was a special issue focused on the “400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to be brought to the U.S. and slavery’s enduring legacy”–will have a series of books for all ages published by Random House Group. The series will include a graphic novel, issues for young people, and an expanded magazine issue.