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An Oral History of The Baby-Sitters Club Movie

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  1. publishing
    Dana Canedy to Be First Black Publisher of Simon & SchusterAnd she’s the third woman to hold the position.
  2. backstories
    The Baby-Sitters Club Is Back in BusinessHow the Netflix show adapted a ’90s hallmark for zoomers (and their parents).
  3. kristy's great idea
    An Oral History of The Baby-Sitters Club MovieFrom first kisses to first periods to narrowly avoided perms, inside the making of a ’90s sleepover classic.
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  6. gavel! gavel!
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  7. books
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  8. book excerpt
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  9. adaptations
    HBO Wins Brit Bennett’s Best-Selling Novel The Vanishing Half at AuctionThe network reportedly plans to adapt the book into a limited series.
  10. conversations with friends
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  11. my book of poetry is dropping
    Future Best-selling Author Halsey to Release Poetry CollectionThe poems will tackle sexuality, relationships, mental illness, and more.
  12. book review
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  13. rocket men
    Donald Trump Just Wants Elton John to Like HimHe allegedly wanted to impress the singer with a gift to Kim Jong-un.
  14. read like the wind
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  15. the industry
    Hachette U.K. Stands by J.K. Rowling After Anti-Trans CommentsThe group plans to publish Rowling’s new children’s book The Ickabog.
  16. books
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  17. backstories
    The National Book Critics Circle Has ImplodedMore than half of the board has resigned in a series of events one member described as “bizarre and bloody in an end-of-a-Tarantino-movie way.”
  18. lgbtq
    Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Say Expelliarmus to J.K. Rowling’s TransphobiaThe Harry Potter stars have condemned her comments.
  19. read the room
    Kristen Bell’s Children’s Book Perilously Close to Declaring Purple Lives MatterTitled The World Needs More Purple People.
  20. a long talk
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  21. best of 2020
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  22. books
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  23. jk rowling
    Warner Bros. Responds To J.K. Rowling’s Shocking Commitment to Being Transphobic“The events in the last several weeks have firmed our resolve as a company to confront difficult societal issues.”
  24. we regret to inform you
    J.K. Rowling Explains Her Anti-Trans Comments With More Anti-Trans CommentsShe wrote a 3,670-word blog post. Like half her books, it’s simply too long.
  25. books
    Harper Acquires New Novel From Deadspin Founder Will LeitchLucky will be Leitch’s fifth book.
  26. trans rights
    Daniel Radcliffe Responds to J.K. Rowling’s Anti-Trans Tweets“Just as a human being, I feel compelled to say something at this moment.”
  27. the industry
    Over 1,000 Publishing Workers Strike to Protest Industry RacismThey’re tweeting under the hashtags #PubWorkers4BlackLives and #PubWorkers4Justice.
  28. the industry
    Roxane Gay and Other Authors Reveal Salary Disparities With #PublishingPaidMeUrban fantasy novelist L.L. McKinney started the call to action.
  29. close reads
    What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For?It is unclear whether each book supplies a portion of the holistic racial puzzle or are intended as revelatory islands in and of themselves.
  30. the longest lives
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  31. excerpt
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  32. accio
    J.K. Rowling Fact-Checks Some ‘Utter Nonsense’ About Harry Potter’s Origins“I was thinking of putting a section on my website about all the alleged inspirations and birthplaces of Potter.”
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  34. summer 2020
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  35. fashion du jour
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  36. encounter
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  37. encounter
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  38. profile
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  39. book review
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  40. great adaptations
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  41. books
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  42. books
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  43. roll clip!
    Netflix Announces Elena Ferrante Adaptation Before We Can Even Read the BookThere’s already a teaser.
  44. spoiler city
    What to Expect in Outlander Season 6, According to Diana Gabaldon’s BooksIt’s getting tougher to predict exactly what’s coming for Claire, Jamie, and Fraser’s Ridge, but one thing’s for sure: There will be tears.
  45. read like the wind
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  46. story time
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  47. awards
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  48. sexy vampires
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  49. keeping up with the royals
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  50. a long talk
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