More Than 1 Million Books Subject To Review In New Florida State Law
Romance Tropes, Book Banning and More Crazy Book News...
You know what that means… Pub Day! Head over to your local bookstore to see all of the new release including “Things We Hide from the Light” by Lucy Score out today!
Today's Table of Content:
📚 Love Day Reading
📙 Banned Books in Florida
📖 7-figure book deal for George M Johnson and Leah Johnson
Let’s get Reading!
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Valentine's Day was last Tuesday and we hope you got all of the love and joy you deserve!
Despite the busy day, we hope you got a minute to have some self-love time to cozy up with a nice book.
Romance books are the talk of the town these days and we decided to share some great romance books to read this love week based on romantic book tropes.
Whether you are friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers or second chance love tropers, we have the perfect book for you!
Seems like we talk more about the State of Florida than our beloved State of Colorado, but Florida is back with more plans of potential book banning.
Duval County (home of the Jacksonville Jaguars) Schools are set to review over 1 million books because of three new states laws that will impact education, including race, gender and sexual orientation.
The new laws were backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis in an effort to "determining if a book is developmentally appropriate for student use."
Much like regimes burning books throughout history, banning books is just the most recent attempt to censor and silence voices from thinking for themselves. Although, some books should be read at certain ages for various of reasons, to completely ban books from students to learn history from alternative perspectives is the opposite of what our 1st amendment freedom of press right aims for.
For the full scoop, visit the link below by abcnews.
As we continue to highlight African American representation in the book world for the month of February, we turn our attention to a cool achievement by authors George M Johnson and Leah Johnson.
It was just announced that the authors will get a 7-figure book deal from FSG Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.
The authors are slated to release two books starting with a romantic comedy in 2025 called, "There's Always Next Year”.
It's always an achievement for authors to receive a 7-figure deal, so congratulations to these two!!
Here's the full article below by wtop:
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Footnotes (Aka other articles we are reading):
Viral TikTok boosts father's thriller book to bestseller: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-64577281
Amanda Gorman announces new children's book: https://people.com/parents/amanda-gorman-announces-second-childrens-book-something-someday/
Publisher Censors and Edits Roald Dahl's old books: https://www.businessinsider.com/words-fat-ugly-crazy-removed-roald-dahl-books-spirit-maintained-2023-2