The PW Morning Report: Monday, July 12, 2010

Craig Morgan Teicher -- July 12th, 2010

First off, please welcome the PW Morning Report to its now home on the PWxyz blog–we can have a little more fun with it if we tuck it in here.  Hope you had a good weekend, but it’s time to head back to the office.  Now, onto today’s links.

It’s a season for lists, though what season isn’t.  But this is a season for summer reading lists.  If you want to know what a handful of prominent artists, writers, historians and other smart people will be taking to the beach this summer, check out The Brooklyn Rail‘s summer reading list.

Are you worried about how to explain Sarah Palin to your kids?  For some, that conversation may be tougher than The Birds and the Bees.  Zondervan, the Christian publisher, hopes to come to your aid with a Palin biography for the 9 to 12 year old set, according to The New York Times.

Here’s a little history from The Washington Post about why To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned and otherwise challenged over the years.  Did you know the book was banned at one point for its use of the words “damn” and “whore lady”?

And here’s a heartwarming tale from The Consumerist blog about a man who bought a book from a thrift store, found out it was missing the last 30 pages, and wrote to Macmillan complaining.  Turns out the publishers was happy to send this man a new copy of the book–ending and all!

Finally, we leave you to start your week with a bit of video–Marilynne Robinson was on The Daily Show with John Stewart last week.  Here’s the clip in case you missed it.

Check back on this blog later today, and every day, for more news, info, and fun stuff from Publishers Weekly.  And we hope you’ll follow PWxyz on Twitter: @PWxyz.

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