1. Reading While White looks at what happens when the reviewers of a touted book about black kids are all white. it also includes links to two reviews of the book not by white people. Jennifer Baker's discussion of how the novel fails as a verse novel too was interesting.
2. I knew Marni Nixon, who died this week, had been the voice behind a few movies with singing, I hadn't realized how much assistance she had provided even to high notes and difficult phrases. She was a treasure.
3. I enjoyed "Finding Dory" a lot, but this post about the two characters that are the butts of jokes, has a point.