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Rebecca and Jenn Northington discuss Scholastic’s decision to walk back the plan to silo diverse books, BookTok’s takedown of a Taylor-Travis fanfic, and more. Then Rebecca is joined by Kelly Jensen for a conversation about Britney Spears’s new memoir, The Woman in Me.

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Links Discussed in the Episode:

Michelle Williams impersonates Justin Timberlake in Britney Spears’s memoir

Nailed it: Oprah selects Let Us Descend for final book club of 2023

Update: Scholastic walks back separate diversity collection

YA author opens bookstore dedicated to banned books & marginalized authors

BookTok takes down a Tayvis romance

How much should books cost?

“Purge the Poison” by Marina

A Fire Born of Exile by Aliette de Bodard