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BookTube Meets Becoming: A Special Feature with Michelle Obama and John Green

YouTube’s original learning special, appropriately titled “BookTube,” debuted yesterday morning with a roundtable discussion with former First Lady Michelle Obama, author of the New York Times best-seller Becoming. Moderated by fellow best-selling author and Booklist alumnus John Green, the panel also included popular YouTubers Jouelzy, Ariel Bissett, Kat O’Keeffe, Jesse George, and Franchesca Ramsey. If viewers aren’t instantly impressed […]

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As You(Tube) Like It: 5 Must-See Literary Web Series
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As You(Tube) Like It: 5 Must-See Literary Web Series

April marked the five-year anniversary of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a vlog version of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. In the years since, other YouTubers copied LBD’s formula, adapting famous novels into bite-sized episodes that went online once or twice a week. In some cases, a bunch of friends with no budget banded together; other projects required a full […]

From Computer Screen to Shelf: The YouTubers Are Coming!

From Computer Screen to Shelf: The YouTubers Are Coming!

Librarians are accustomed to filling demand for titles written by sports stars, Hollywood hotshots, and music industry moguls. But the Internet continues to shift where, how, and why people are becoming celebrities. For a whole generation of viewers, their favorite personalities are coming to them online and on demand. According to Google’s chief business officer, […]