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Jesse Q. Sutanto Reveals Cover of YA Romcom Didn’t See That Coming

There’s been lots of big news for Jesse Q. Sutanto over the past week. The latest? The author has revealed the cover for her upcoming young adult romcom novel Didn’t See That Coming. “As if this week weren’t exciting enough, I finally get to reveal this gorgeous cover for my upcoming YA romcom!” Sutanto tweeted. “What happens when a gamer girl who’s been pretending to be a guy online realizes her online best friend (and total cinnamon roll) goes to her school?” Find out when this book comes out from Delacorte Press on November 28.

Angry Black Girl and Her Monster Trailer Resurrects Frankenstein for the Modern Age

The first trailer for The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster is bringing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein into the modern world. This is the feature film debut from Bomani J. Story, who wrote the script and directs. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film follows the story of mad scientist Vicaria (Laya DeLeon Hayes), “a young Black girl whose talent for scientific invention meshes uneasily with her firsthand experience of death.” Starring alongside Hayes are Chad L. Coleman, Denzel Whitaker, and Reilly Brooke Stith. The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster will be out in theaters, as well as available to stream on-demand, on June 9.

Elliot Page Discusses Debut Memoir at the L.A. Times Book Club

On Thursday, June 8, Academy Award-nominee Elliot Page will join the L.A. Times Book Club for a live, in-person conversation about his debut memoir Pageboy. The event will take place at the historic Montalban Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets are available now for $25 – $65. Signed books are available with book+ticket purchases, in partnership with Skylight Books.

Book Terms We Hate

Readers, we need to be better with how we talk about books. Here are just a few terms to banish from our collective vocabulary.