Bookmarks: February 8th

It’s Friday, so you know what that means… It’s time for Bookmarks! It was a really busy week, so let’s get down to business.

1. Angie Thomas’s newest novel is released!

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Rejoice, everyone – Angie Thomas is back with her follow-up to The Hate U Give! On The Come Up was released on Tuesday and, believe us, Savvy Readers, the hype is very, very real. And, as if a new book weren’t enough, Angie Thomas is coming to Canada at the end of the month! Making stops in Vancouver, Brampton, Edmonton and Toronto, make sure you get your tickets asap because they are selling out fast! Click here for more details.

2. Maybe you’re not done high school after all…

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The author of everyone’s “favourite” high school book – Catcher in the Rye – is back!… kinda. Though J.D. Salinger passed away in 2010, his family is reportedly preparing his remaining unpublished works for release! What do you think, Savvy Readers? Will you be picking them up? Learn more about them here.

3. Grammar is the greatest joy in life, don’t you find?

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Think you have what it takes to be the next big writer? You might want to check out the work of Benjamin Dreyer, who The Guardian has labeled the “Guardian of Grammar.” After (nearly) three decades in the editing business, Dreyer is here to teach us how to write properly! Interested? Check it out!

4. Black History Month gets the book treatment! 

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This. Is. Amazing. 6th graders have recreated iconic book covers featuring the very same black trailblazers that they are learning about in class! Featuring Michelle Obama, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, and Sharon G. Flake, these recreations are picture perfect! Check them out for yourself here!

Did we miss anything, Savvy Readers? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading!

Jesse

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