Evening links.

Illustration from Wanda  Gág’s  Cinderella , via  Brain Pickings .

Illustration from Wanda Gág’s Cinderella, via Brain Pickings.

  • At ABC: Leila Sales' 'This Song Will Save Your Life' Gets Optioned. "Tony Award-wining producer Kevin McCollum said Wednesday that he and Emmy Award-nominated producer Michael Novick have optioned the rights to develop the novel for stage and film."
  • At The Toast: Ayn Rand’s Sweet Valley High. "Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man’s values, it has to be earned. Jessica had earned it the same way she had earned everything — with aquamarine eyes, sun-kissed California blonde hair, a perfect size six figure, and an unshakeable faith in her own ability to turn desire into reality. She was both the warrant and the sanction." AHAHAHAHA. *dies*
  • At Brain Pickings: Pioneering Children’s Book Author, Artist, and Early Twentieth-Century Female Entrepreneur Wanda Gág Reimagines the Brothers Grimm. "The following year, she set out to translate and illustrate Tales from Grimm — a remarkable fusion of Gág’s own peasant heritage and her masterful skills as a fine artist."
  • At the Guardian: The top 10 books about the suffragettes. "Years later when I began researching my novel, The Hourglass Factory, I discovered a wealth of books out there on suffragettes. An era of turbulence, back-stabbing, bravery and brilliance, I knew I wanted it to form the basis for a conspiracy thread in the story." And if you'd like some YA titles about the suffrage movement, I've got you covered!
  • At the AV Club: They Might Be Giants officially relaunched Dial-A-Song today. "Dial-A-Song’s first incarnation, which lasted from from 1983-2006, was a phone number fans could call to hear covers, rarities, and unreleased tracks by the band. In its new form, it has taken primarily to the Internet, where you can head over to www.dialasong.com every Tuesday to hear a new ditty."
  • At BookRiot: “White Men Tell Stories, Too”: A GIF Response to Nonsense. "He just called stories about white people “a lost form or marginalized genre.” He must literally not have access to any form of media that has ever existed." This was my favorite response to a completely ridiculous—like, I really wasn't sure if it was satirical or not—essay.