Bookmarks: November 20

Happy Friday Savvy Readers! Another week has come and gone, and it’s time for another edition of Bookmarks. Here’s what you might have missed in the literary world this week!

1. CBC revealed the cover of Jael Richardson’s new book, Gutter Child! 

Following a young girl growing up in a world deeply divided, Gutter Child is Richardson’s first work of fiction and is set to hit shelves this January. She is also the founder and the artistic director of the Festival for Literary Diversity (FOLD) and the books columnist for q on CBC Radio. Read the full story and an excerpt of Gutter Child here.

2. Entertainment Weekly announced Blackout, a novel of interlinked stories of Black love and joy by some of the biggest names in YA! 

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Featuring powerhouse authors Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon, the premise of the novel centers on a citywide power outage in New York, with the blackout throwing residents into a tailspin and bringing up new romantic relationships, friendships, and all kinds of hidden truths. Read more about this story here.

3. Pam Jenoff revealed the cover of her new book, The Woman With The Blue Star.

A riveting tale of unfathomable sacrifice and unlikely friendship during World War II from the bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris, see Pam’s announcement on Twitter here.

4. HarperCollins Canada is giving away $500 in bookstore gift cards!

Yes, you read that correctly! $500 worth of bookstore gift cards are up for grabs! Enter now to win and support your local bookstore this holiday season! Click here to enter.

That’s all for this week Savvy Readers! Happy reading.

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