Hunger Games Prequel Didn’t Read The Room
Many fans of the Hunger Games franchise feel like, in a time where we’re actively fighting against an uprising of white supremacy and for democracy, this isn’t the best climate for a prequel focused on Coriolanus Snow as a teenager. Many are worried it’ll try to paint the villain as misunderstood. Here’s hoping The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is instead a scathing takedown of toxic masculinity or villains or anything other than let’s try and understand the villain’s feelings and find their humanity.
We Need Diverse Books Awards
The 2020 winners and honorees of We Need Diverse Books Walter Dean Myers Awards have been announced! It’s an exceptional list, and short enough that you can read all the books if you haven’t already. Which you really should.
No Myth Here
Previously of MythBusters fame, Adam Savage has decided to start a quarterly book club! The first book chosen is Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker, and he’ll be having a conversation with him on Tested.com. Sounds fun–here’s hoping Savage’s picks are inclusive.