News & Notes – 10/29/16

October 29, 2016 News & Notes 0

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News


Worth Reading/Watching


Literary Losses

image courtesy of Jump Into a Book

Vera B. Williams, children’s illustrator and author honored for her depictions of diverse, working-class families, died Oct. 16 at the age of 88. Ms. Williams’ artistic talent was evident early in her life; one of her paintings was exhibited at MOMA when she was only 9, as part of a Works Progress Administration exhibition. But she didn’t enter the children’s book field until 1975. Her best-known book is A Chair for My Mother, which features Rosa, a Hispanic girl. Several other Rosa books followed. Williams’ last book, Home at Last, on which she collaborated with another illustrator, will be published posthumously.  (Obituaries: Los Angeles Times; New York Times; Publisher’s WeeklyBook list: Goodreads.)


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists

  • 15 Quotes to (Re)Ignite Your Love For Reading (Brit + Co) You can see one of them at the bottom of this post.


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Boden, the British clothing brand, and the beloved storyteller Roald Dahl both celebrate landmark anniversaries – 25 and 100 years respectively – and to celebrate Boden will bring Dahl’s best-known stories to life in an exclusive collection for children. … Discover hidden details, such as the book print lining on a Matilda-inspired dress or the twilight London landscape printed on pieces for a modern-day Sophie, the heroine of The BFG.


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!


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