Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award Over Racism Concerns

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award Over Racism Concerns

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has removed famed author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from an award citing “expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values.”    Image Via Fox News   The ALSC decided to change the name on Saturday, changing it from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal to the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.   Image Via 105.7 News Crossville    Historically, Wilder’s work was met with racially conscious criticism during the author’s lifetime. The books themselves were not written with people of color in mind and are filled with phrases …

Jimmy Fallon Started a Summer Book Club and Everyone’s Invited

Jimmy Fallon Started a Summer Book Club and Everyone’s Invited

Joining the ranks of Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, and many others, Jimmy Fallon has finally jumped onto the celebrity book club bandwagon. Friday night, Fallon announced his summer reading program, Tonight Show Summer Reads, and asked viewers to vote for their favorite novel from a list.      The concept, like many other bookclubs is simple: “Summer’s officially here and I don’t have a book to read. So I figured it’d be kind of fun to do a summer book club.”    The curated list is quite diverse, offering viewers a little bit of everything from fantasy to contemporary fiction. The …

‘Game Of Thrones’s Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Got Married And It Was Beautiful

‘Game Of Thrones’s Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Got Married And It Was Beautiful

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Making their debuts as Jon Snow and Ygritte the Wilding so many years ago on Game of Thrones, they’ve tied the knot this weekend and I think I’m more obsessed with it than I was with the royal wedding.    The star-studded wedding took place in Leslie’s hometown, near Aberdeen in Scotland, on her family’s estate. Her family’s estate includes Wardhill Castle, so they got married in an actual castle. Pretty much a fairytale wedding come to life.   Image Via Harper’s Bazaar    The couple invited 200 guests to their wedding with extra special invitations featuring postage stamps with Jon …

Lin Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay and Many More to Write for America Ferrera’s New Anthology

Lin Manuel Miranda, Roxane Gay and Many More to Write for America Ferrera’s New Anthology

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star America Ferrera has gathered the ultimate group of writers and culture icons to write for her new anthology, American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures. The collection of essays is set to be released this fall from Simon and Schuster and will feature essays from prominent activists and immigrants including Uzo Aduba, Roxane Gay, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Kwan, and Aluli’i Carvalho just to name a few.     Image Via Simon and Schuster    Ferrera has become an important political activist, fighting for the right of women, Latinx people, and immigrants, making her anthology …

Apple to Adapt Immigration Anthology From ‘Big Sick’ Writers

Apple to Adapt Immigration Anthology From ‘Big Sick’ Writers

Just months after immigration-themed anthology series Little America was announced by Apple, the tech giant has now ordered an eight-episode series from Big Sick duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.   Image Via IMBd     The series will be based off true stories included in the Epic Magazine feature under the same name. More relevant now than ever, the series aims to go beyond the headlines and to dive deeper into the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and sometimes surprising stories of immigrants in America.   The stories, originally published in Epic Magazine, share stories about a woman who kissed …