Bookmarks: February 24th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve had a great week. I’ve been really enjoying the nicer weather lately and here at The Savvy Reader we’ve even started to look forward to spring. Not only that, we’ve also been enjoying all of the fun bookish news of the week. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s dive in!

1.  Watch: What Inspired Angie Thomas to Write The Hate U Give? (And More!)

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It’s almost here! One of our most highly anticipated books of February, The Hate U Give, comes out next week. This story is timely and important and we can’t wait for everyone to read it! In the meantime, The Hate U Give author Angie Thomas had a chat with Epic Reads about where her inspiration for the book came from, who her favourite rapper is, and activism. Watch the video here!

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Bookmarks: February 17th

Happy happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve had a splendid, love-filled week this week. I certainly have — so much so that it has spilled over to all the fun bookish news I have to share this week. There’s nothing I don’t love about what we’re about to talk about! So, without further ado, here are the bookish news, links, and photos we loved from this week:

1. Cutest Valentine Ever: Dad’s Bookish Photoshoot

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Photo via: People/Josh Rossi

Okay, is this not the cutest? A photographer dad recently created a Beauty and the Beast photoshoot for his daughter. They played dress up and shot some amazing photos! See some of the shots here. If you were to have a bookish photoshoot, which iconic character would you want to be?

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Bookmarks: February 10th

Happy Friday, Savvy Readers! I hope you’ve been staying warm wherever you are as it seems as though winter is back with a vengeance. Luckily, as bookworms, staying inside with a book is just as fun. Speaking of fun, there have been some great bookish news articles, links, and photos this week! So, cozy up and I’ll fill you in:

1. Celebrate Black History Month with Diverse Books and a New #50BookPledge Badge!

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It’s Black History Month this month and we’re celebrating all month (year!) long by reading some amazing stories by fantastic authors. We’ve also introduced a new Black History Month badge for the 50 Book Pledge. You can earn it by reading one (or all!) of these unforgettable books: Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, or The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Click on the titles to learn more about each book and here to learn more about the badge.

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