Bill Cosby’s Books Among Most Challenged at Libraries: Critical Linking, April 12, 2017

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Bill Cosby’s children’s book series was among the 10 most challenged books in US libraries last year, according to the American Library Association (ALA).

It is the first time Cosby, who was once a symbol for family values in the US, appeared on the ALA’s annual Most Challenged Books list.

Does seem weird to keep his children’s books out there, all things considered.

Mike Flanagan has got to be one of the busiest horror directors working today. On the heels of Hush, Before I Wake, and Ouija: Origin of Evil, he just wrapped Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game for Netflix. Now, he’s got another Netflix literary adaptation in the works. And yep, it’s more horror.

This time, though, instead of a feature film, it’ll be a 10-part series described as “a modern reimagining” of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 classic The Haunting of Hill House. 

Yes very good will watch.

The Pulitzer Prizes awarded Monday encompassed, among other topics, reporting done on the presidential election; a fatal fire in Oakland, Calif.; and the attempts by the Russian government to assert its power.

Your Pulitzer Prize winners!

Viking announced today that the publisher will be bringing out two new books from Shetterly which will examine “the idea of the American Dream and its legacy” by telling the stories of “extraordinary ordinary African-Americans whose contributions to American history have, for one reason or another, been untold, unseen, or overlooked.”

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, is writing two more books about overlooked black people from history.

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