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Between The World And Me Official Trailer

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, a nonfiction book written in the format of a letter to his son about being Black in America, was first adapted by the Apollo Theater for stage and has now been adapted by HBO into a television special, premiering November 21 at 8pm on HBO Max. And here’s the official trailer which I can’t stop watching–it’s so well filmed with so many amazing actors.

2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Shortlist

The 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence shortlist has been announced! The three fiction finalists are A Burning by Megha Majumdar, Deacon King Kong by James McBride, and Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar. The three nonfiction finalists are Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs, Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine, and Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey. Once again we have another award list perfect for selecting your next excellent read from.

Tananarive Due’s Not Yet Published Novel Will Be Adapted To TV Series

Author Tananarive Due‘s not yet published novel, The Reformatory, has sold its adaptation rights to be a limited TV series. While we may not be able to read the novel yet, we can read an excerpt at Boston Review.

18 Literacy Charities To Donate To This Year

Donating for the holidays or for the CARES Act tax deduction? These literacy charities are doing great work locally and on larger scales.