Book News: Villains and Braille

Book News: Villains and Braille


Obama speaks about Amazon, a myth is debunked, and reading accomodates the blind.

AmazonRemember that formal complaint letter indie booksellers sent Obama after he endorsed middle-class job creation at Amazon? The President has written back.


ToniMeanwhile, a tad farther south from the Tennessee warehouse in which that all went down, Alabama senator Bill Holtzclaw wants to ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.


OEDMorrison fans everywhere can now legitimately retaliate with the term “derp,” which has just been added to the Oxford English Dictionary along with 65 other gems from the digital age.


CranstonSimilarly, if recent news that Bryan Cranston would play evil Lex Luthor in the upcoming Superman made you “squee,” be advised that they were lies.


ColorSpeaking of real-world villains, though, a Missouri-based publishing company has just launched a coloring book meant to illustrate youngsters against the likes of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It’s met with some controversy.


BrailleHere’s something indisputably good for the kids: this hybrid Braille font now lets visually impaired children share any book with their friends.

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.