Favorite Reads of February 2017: Critical Linking, February 27, 2017

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February has been… Let’s say an interesting month? We’ve seen the mess that was the travel ban and its overturning by the courts; we’ve seen continued action in the streets, on the phone, and in social media; we’ve acknowledged Black History Month while knowing that it’s also too little, too late and that there’s so much more we can be doing; and we’ve also, of course, weathered Valentine’s Day and its mostly inevitable disappointments. Still, we’re here, and we’re loving our literature as much as ever, especially when it provides perspective and comfort. So, without further ado, please enjoy the books that kept us afloat this February!

Good looking list.

The novel was pretty easy to amend, by simply replacing the foul language with tamer words like “screwed,” “jerk” and “crap” (Mr. Weir said there were “occasional squabbles” when he tried to lobby the censors to keep some of the less offensive swear words in.) A kid-friendly version came out last year, and it is now being used to help teach science in classrooms around the country.

I’m glad this exists so kids can read it, but this kind of pearl-clutching is just so obnoxious.

Fox has acquired feature rights to Three Dark Crowns, the bestselling Kendare Blake novel published by Harper Teen Books. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment will produce. It is the second recent big book deal for Fox and Levy: they just won an auction for A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising.


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