11-Year-Old Starts Book Club for Young Black Boys: Critical Linking, March 17, 2017

Today’s Critical Linking is sponsored by What It Takes by Shannon Stacey.

An 11-year-old from St. Louis wants to celebrate black books and improve the literacy rate among other boys at the same time.

Sidney Keys III started his own reading club for boys called Books N Bros to show his peers that reading can be fun.

Hero of the week!

Jennifer Aniston is set to star in Dumplin’, a big-screen adaptation of Julie Murphy’s 2015 novel about an overweight but self-confident Texas teen who enters a local beauty pageant to spite her mom.


HarperCollins imprint Mills & Boon has launched Dare, a new series of “sexually graphic storytelling [with] strong, independent women and sizzling hot heroes”, with “highly explicit sexual encounters”. It is billed as the “sexiest” Mills & Boon series ever. Four titles will publish a month, in print and e-book, from January 2018.

Hey-o! Interesting to see what comes out of this.

Samantha Irby and Robin Sloan talk about their favorite books in our newest podcast, Recommended. Download it for free from Apple Podcasts or Google Play.