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NPR Books Editor Petra Mayer Has Died

Petra Mayer, beloved books editor at NPR, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday. She was remembered by colleagues as a proud nerd who loved science fiction, comics, and cats, and pointed to George Orwell’s 1984 as inspiring her love of dystopian fiction. She was passionate about books, and supporting those in the book community, as evidenced by the number of heartfelt tributes found around the Internet.

FL School Board Member Files Criminal Complaint Over Book

In the latest wave of censorship, a school board member in Florida has filed a criminal complaint over the inclusion of George M. Johnson’s book All Boys Aren’t Blue in a school library. MSNBC invited Johnson on air to talk about the important of including diverse books that portray a wide range of experiences that kids and teens face.

‘Agatha: House Of Harkness’: Disney+ Confirms Series Order Of Kathryn Hahn ‘WandaVision’ Spinoff

WandaVision fans will be excited to learn that Disney+ has ordered a series starring Agatha, played by Kathryn Hahn. She played the villain in WandaVision, but quickly won over fans. No news on when the show will premiere, but it was one of the many new content announcements Disney+ made this past week.