Episode 68: Don't Get Took, Read a Book

Hello and Welcome to This Week in Ladies! Our title this week comes from the wonderful The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore.

Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat! #2, Ms. Marvel #3, All-New, All-Different Avengers #3, Huck #3, Scarlet Witch #2, Captain Marvel #1 and Astonishing Ant-Man #4 | This week in comics, we talk #squadgoals, image management, extra-inappropriate and fairly inexplicable blackmail, embarrassing governors, woo-woo mysticism, six-pack abs, and the return of an old, new favorite.
  • ALA's Youth Media Awards
    Before we delve too deeply into this year's Youth Media Awards (I do mean deep!), we digress, briefly, to talk about what it means for young readers that the Newbery Honors have now included a graphic novel two years running (El Deafo last year, Roller Girl this year). Glen Weldon, sums it up pretty well on NPR's Monkey See blog in his piece about Gene Luen Yang's appointment as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This year's YMA winners were all over the map in content, format, audience, and genre, and the winning creators are a hell of lot more diverse a group than the Oscar nominees. When that happens, we all win.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A:
    "Take it to the Limit," performed by Cher and Life on Mars (UK)
    B: Seth Meyers' trailer for Boston Accent

Thanks for listening!