Glenn Beck - yes, that Glenn Beck of FoxNews fame - will be publishing a young adult novel under his Mercury Ink imprint (in agreement with Simon & Schuster). The book is titled Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (author of The Christmas Box) and is about a teen with Tourettes's Syndrome and superpowers. Here's more from The Slatest.
From The Film Stage: "
How to Make Young Adult Fiction More Diverse". Turns out it's part of a series this week, so enjoy!
Shelf Awareness had a really nicely done overview of a particularly important panel that happened at BEA titled 'Book Banning 2011: A Report from the Front Lines of the Battle for Free Speech'. Check out their article on it here: "BEA: Book Challenges, Fear & Fostering Conversation". YA favorite Laurie Halse Anderson participated.
Two articles of note from Publisher's Weekly, the first being of particular importance to Canadian readers: "Indigo Sales Grow, But Investments Take a Bite Out of Profits" and "Borders Defends Need for Extension".
Just a quick notice, everyone: I will be on my honeymoon starting tomorrow. So, it's very likely that there will be no 'Lit News To Note' next week! It'll be back on Monday, June 13th.