Unmissable Weekly: January 21, 2018

Bookish and Awesome’s weekly round-up of buzz-worthy news, lists, and/or think pieces from around the bookternet in bite size. Click on the links to be directed to the full articles.

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With the help of an administrator, 10 fifth-graders started a book club at this school in the Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest Washington — and it has fast become the most popular club on campus, with staff members struggling to keep up with their students’ voracious literary habits.

A book club for boys of color! #BrilliantBrownBoys

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It’s time to re-examine the decade-old culture surrounding Twilight-bashing.

“Dear Stephenie Meyer, I am sorry.” Agreed. Everything else, hard pass.

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This year, among the biggest names to be featured as editors are Roxane Gay (Hunger), who will helm the Short Story collection; Cheryl Strayed (Wild), guest-editing the Travel Writing section; and Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker theater critic Hilton Als, who will oversee the Essays book. In addition, legendary food critic Ruth Reichl will edit the Best American Series’ first-ever book on Food Writing.

The 2018 Best American Series finds its editors!

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“One of the great things about YA right now is we’re getting more and more diverse books.”

Arvin Ahmadi on the importance of representation in books and how we shine a light on it.

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