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9 non-fiction books about disability written by people of marginalized genders

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When the literary world celebrates marginalized voices in literature, I rarely see disabled, chronically ill, d/deaf, and neurodivergent writers promoted by non-disabled media. Or, if they are featured, their disabilities are erased from …

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Legislation to Ease Georgia’s Book Ban Sparks Conversation About Including Minorities in School Curriculum

Georgia lawmakers are working on Senate Bill 226, which aims to make it easier for parents to ban books in their children’s school district. The bill would allow parents to flag any material for immediate review by the director, essentially immediately suspending it from the reading list. The director (or …

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10 Gaming History Books Gamers Will Love

Everyone loves video games, but very few people know about their history, the grueling amount of work that goes into their development, and the stories behind some of the most popular titles. Fortunately, over the past 10 years there have been tons of great books written about the gaming industry, …

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Best Selling Books of the Week Ending March 20 | Books

Here are Publishers Weekly’s best-selling books for the week ending March 19. 1. “Run, Rose, Run” • Patterson/Parton 2. “The Match” • Harlan Coben 3. “Shadow Reel” • CJ Box 4. “The Parisian Apartment” • Lucy Foley 5. “High Stakes” • Danielle Steel 6. “The Lightning Rod” • Brad Meltzer …

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March 27 Bookmarks | Books

Vineyards of Revelation in Madison will feature a Book World Meets Wine World event with author Andy Straka, whose latest book is “Split City,” from 3-7 p.m. Friday. Ten percent of the day’s proceeds will be donated to Adult and Family Education Services of the Literacy Council of Madison County. …

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Books and fashion: a permanent love affair

Deeply embedded in pop culture, fashion has had a parallel and even more intimate relationship for years, even decades, with another form of art which, like fashion, has long been concerned with the expression of ideals. of beauty. By Virginia Woolf Orlando to the manuscripts of Jack Kerouac and Truman …

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Meaning and sensitivity: why books must destabilize us

The way words reflect and shape reality is at the heart of a hidden war going on within the UK publishing industry, linked to what is known in the trade as ‘sensitive readings’. These independent reports commissioned by a publisher to ensure that a book will not offend potential readers …

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Author Davis rides ‘Last Professional’ in readers’ books

Glen Ellen author Ed Davis will kick off a nationwide book release tour for his new novel, “The Last Professional,” on Wednesday, March 30 at Readers’ Books. “The Last Professional” tells the story of two men who bond on the rails, “members of a dying breed”, according to a description …

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Chronicle: Memoirs, autobiographies and a summer of second-hand library sales | Community

Over the past month, I’ve read autobiographical books by two cultural icons that challenge Cold War values, suburban fears, comfortable social stereotypes, and television humor that requires a laugh track. First published in 1974, Angela Davis’ ‘An Autobiography’ focuses on her 18 months of solitary confinement in prison, first in …

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Can literature rise up against Russia’s war in Ukraine?

While Ralf Nestmeyer, vice-president of the German PEN Center, was on his way to the Leipzig Book Fair, he saw many Ukrainian refugees fleeing the invading Russian army: at Nuremberg train station, during a change of train in Halle and arriving in Leipzig. He told the anecdote during an introduction …

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Books by Ukrainian authors fly off the shelves as UK readers continue to support the country

Books by Ukrainian authors are flying off the shelves as British readers continue to support the beleaguered country – but sales of classic Russian literature have also soared Works by Ukrainian Andrey Kurkov saw sales increase by 848% Books by Leo Tolstoy, including War and Peace, increased by 30% Tom …

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Game of Thrones: 5 major characters from the books that the TV series did not show us

When converting the books into a TV series, HBO’s Game of Thrones had to make some changes. Of course, this is the structure of the platform. Fans of the HBO epic are now using scorecards to keep track of all the Starks, Lannisters, Tullys, Wildlings, Greyjoys, Boltons, Freys and other …

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Dr. Seuss’ legacy to be revitalized with new books by diverse artists – The Ticker

US Army Garrison Casey | Flickr A year after six Dr. Seuss titles ended due to racist imagery, Dr. Seuss Enterprises is determined to publish new books from the unique perspective of various artists, featuring never-before-seen sketches of Seuss. Company officials have yet to release more information about the project. …

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Chinese books find overseas audiences

Children display Chinese learning cards in front of an exhibition stand of the Confucius Institute of the University of Vienna during the Vienna International Book Fair in November 2021.[Photo/Xinhua] More and more of the country’s contemporary authors and new translations of ancient literary classics are proving popular with overseas readers, …

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Cadott School District Considers Removing Some Books

CADOTT, Wis. (WEAU) — Earlier this year, a parent submitted a request to have 12 books removed from the Cadott School District’s K-6 library. At a special school board meeting Tuesday night, the district held a listening session on six of those books. After receiving this proposal, a committee made …

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Children’s books should not be inferior to children’s animation

Children now spend more time watching TV and movies than reading books or listening to stories due to the unfair competition between the worlds of animation and books, and the cultural effects of avoidance books by children will be felt in the future. But Laleh Jafari’s “Don’t Cry, Mr. Cow” …

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Margaret K. McElderry Books celebrates 50 years of “capturing young readers”

In 1944, when transatlantic travel meant a constant threat of torpedoes from German U-boats, librarian Margaret McElderry boarded a freighter bound for London to take a job at the Office of War Intelligence. To soothe the restless nerves of other passengers as their ship sailed through perilous waters, she told …

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The biography of the late industrialist Rahul Bajaj will be released on March 21

The first authorized biography of the late iconic industrialist and former Bajaj Group Chairman Rahul Bajaj will arrive in the stands on March 21, Penguin Random House (PRHI) announced on Monday. Rahul Bajaj: An Extraordinary Lifewritten by renowned business historian Gita Piramal, chronicles India’s transformation through the life story of …

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Dozens of books on Covid experiences published

The Covid pandemic has left its mark on almost every aspect of life over the past two years and literary works were not something exceptional. The spread of the coronavirus has had a profound impact on writers and their writing. The impacts of Covid-19 can also be found at the …

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Book Donation: Local women collect books to give to girls for Women’s History Month | News

Local resident Helen Mountjoy is working to collect donations of books written by or about women to give to Girls Inc. girls for Women’s History Month. The project, Mountjoy said, is not only about empowering women and girls and teaching young Girls Inc. girls about other inspiring women, but also …

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Florida bill makes it easier to ban school books

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Sarah Demauro of Coral Springs, parent and co-chair of Moms for Liberty, speaks out against Broward School’s mask mandate at a Broward County School …

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The Book Briefing: Tim Wu, Mary Oliver, Hannah Arendt

In one of the first scenes of Lauren Oyler’s novel Fake accounts, the narrator snoops on her boyfriend’s phone. Its apps are laid out in an unusual way, and looking at it with fresh eyes makes all the colorful options – a camera, an internet browser, two ride-sharing services – …

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Tucson Book Festival returns for 2022

The Tucson Festival of Books will take place on the University of Arizona campus for the first time in two years. Workers memorably took down the tents when the 2020 festival was canceled at the last minute by the coronavirus pandemic. It was organized as a virtual event last year. …

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From books about great white sharks to dragons, Redlands Library has stories for young readers – Redlands Daily Facts

By Pamela Martinez The Young Readers Room at the AK Smiley Public Library offers a non-fiction section of books that spans just over 25 library spaces. That’s a LOT of information to take in. There are so many areas to learn that it can be hard to decide where to …

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Casey McQuiston on LGBTQ Rom-Com Books and “I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Loading Something is loading. In the world of romance novels, diverse, engaging, and authentic LGBTQ stories serve as a refreshing change of pace in queer visibility. That’s the best way to describe Casey McQuiston’s status in …

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Knopf Announces Two New Cormac McCarthy Novels for Fall | Books

Two novels by Cormac McCarthy will be “the literary event of the year”, according to publisher Knopf. Slated for release this fall, the first is called “The Passenger” and will debut on October 25. The second, “Stella Maris”, is scheduled for November 22. A boxed set of both will go …

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9 of the Best Jewish Fantasy Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have to admit: when I think of science fiction and fantasy, I don’t often think of Jewish themes. At least I wasn’t used to it. Which is ironic, because the Hugo Awards …

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Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature winners announced

March 8, 2022 @booksandpublishing The winners of the 2022 Adelaide Festival Literature Awards have been announced. Presented every two years by the Government of South Australia, the awards offer a total prize pool of $167,500. The winning books are: Prime Minister’s Award for Best Overall Published Work ($25,000) Children’s Literature …

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Children’s Book Center Announces Spring Sale Date

The Center for Children’s Books on the University of Illinois campus has announced the date for its spring sale This popular sale gives Champaign-Urbana families the chance to stock their personal libraries with new books at a very affordable price; this year you can choose from the best selection by …

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Random Review to Discuss Civil War Reconstruction | Books and Literature

Marisa Chappell de Corvallis will review “The Second Foundation: How Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution” by Eric Foner at noon Wednesday, March 9 via GoToWebinar. “The Second Founding” tells the story of how the period known as Reconstruction after the American Civil War extended freedom and citizenship rights …

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Clinton’s Stephanie Henry adds whimsy and romance to her books

Sarah Arnold | Article Correspondent CLINTON – Stephanie Henry writes adult fiction, paranormal and urban fantasy with more than a hint of romance. She is a prolific writer, having written five books in five years. It is “a bit of motivation, mixed with a lot of imagination, as well as …

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New Idea: Schools take a different approach with books | News

Students learn so much from great literature besides understanding a text, said Amy Bellamy, a literacy coach for the Owensboro Public Schools District. Teachers understand the importance of providing students with books they can relate to, which is why they are so often used in every classroom, but especially at …

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These are the ten most viewed books of 2021

DENVER (KDVR) — Libraries are recovering from reduced activity from the COVID pandemic. Aurora Public Library saw a 6% increase in book checkouts, a 12% increase in library visits, and a 46% increase in new library cards in 2021. Library executives say they are now healthier in some parameters than …

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Bills to increase control of school library books and access to classrooms move forward

Schools would be required to publicly display every new book purchased for their libraries, have elected board members approve all new book purchases, and notify parents of every book their child views as part of of a proposal put forward by Senate Republicans on Tuesday. Critics said the new requirements …

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Brandon Sanderson Secret Novels – 4 New Books Coming in 2023

Brandon Sanderson has proven he’s the most prolific genre writer working today with the surprise reveal that he wrote five secret novels during quarantine. Four of them are “adult sci-fi/fantasy” titles and three of those novels will tie into Sanderson’s connected universe known as Cosmere. The fifth is a mid-level …

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Made-in-Japan manga goes global with Webtoon, Deadpool

Deadpool, meet All Might. Perhaps nothing shows how much the world of manga, the comic books and cartoons originating in Japan, has gone global better than the coming together of superheroes, Americans and Japanese. In “Deadpool: Samurai,” Marvel’s Deadpool is aided in his fight against evil by All Might, the …

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Caleb Wilson | ‘Strange Beasts of China’ may be an ever-evolving metaphor | Books

The unusual novel “Strange Beasts of China”, by Yan Ge, takes the form of a bestiary. Each chapter is a story about one of the different types of strange beasts that live alongside humans in the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an. The narrator begins each section by describing a creature, …

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Wentzville School Board reverses decision on banned book | Books

WENTZVILLE — A banned book will once again be available to high school students here after the Wentzville School Board reversed its decision in the face of criticism and a class action lawsuit. The board voted 5-2 on Friday to reverse its earlier decision to ban Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest …

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Bill banning ‘pornographic or indecent’ books at Utah schools pass committee

A Republican lawmaker said he knows of dozens of books available in Utah public school libraries that contain passages about sex that would “shock the conscience.” Another added that nobody wants this kind of explicit content in schools “where, above all, it doesn’t belong”. A third agreed, saying ‘we need …

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Eight Books Revealing Dark Stories

Zora Neale Hurston once observed that America’s most important historical accounts prioritize “all those words of the seller, but not a single word of the sold.” Much of American life relies on the knowledge and labor of black people, especially those who were once enslaved. But the origins of, say, …

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Jackson’s own Angie Thomas is enjoying the success of her books and movie deals

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Mississippi and Jackson’s Angie Thomas rubs shoulders with some of the big names in entertainment and high-profile figures like former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. His work does not stop there. She also puts Jackson in the spotlight with a fantasy novel. We …

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Tamil Poet Gifts Poem, Literature Books as ‘Dot’ on Daughter’s Wedding

It was the marriage ceremony of the daughter of the administrator of “Tamilini Pulanam”, a WhatsApp group based in Tamil Nadu. Poet Thangam Murthy, who is the administrator of ‘Tamilini Pulanam’ group, held his daughter’s wedding ceremony in Pudukkottai on February 20. Interestingly, nine cows were traditionally decorated with accordions, …

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Blissful Ignorance is a must-read for sci-fi fans

New York, New York–(Newsfile Corp. – February 23, 2022) – Author Jaylen Wilson continues to captivate audiences with her debut novel, blessed ignorance. Combining sci-fi elements with the action of adventure, Wilson’s work is a refreshing take on the genre that explores the toxic nature of power, whether misplaced or …

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The bookseller – News – MacDonald trades Quercus for Gallery Books

Alison MacDonald joins Simon & Schuster as Editor-in-Chief of Gallery Books UK in the publisher’s first designated appointment since launching its listing in 2021. She joins the adult non-fiction department of Quercus, where she has worked since 2017. At Gallery, she will buy quality commercial non-fiction. She joins March 7, …

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Keep an eye out for the nice, calm guy – Monterey Herald

CARMEL — Even if there’s speed, no one will stop a hearse. The driver, squinting at the morning sunrise, never sees the shovel lying on the road. As its left front tire bursts, the hearse spirals out of control across the center line into oncoming traffic. Meanwhile, enjoying the morning …

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Pune student becomes youngest student to enter Indian record books

Aashvik Garg from Pune, a first year student at EuroSchool Kharadi, has become the youngest student in the country to enter India’s Book of Records. Garg set a record by answering 160 questions, at an average time of 1.67 seconds per question, at the 1st TedX event organized by EuroSchool …

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SheThePeople Announces Women Writer’s Prize Shortlist

Books by Naheed Phiroze Patel, Ambai, Sarah Joseph, Selma Carvalho, Tarana Husain Khan and Krupa Ge are on the shortlist of SheThePeople‘s inaugural Women Writer’s Prize. Novels and short story collections written by Indian female authors residing in India are eligible for the prize, which carries a cash prize of …

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Thirty years filling black children’s arms with books

A conversation with Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, CEO and Founder of The African American Children’s Book Project and book fair By Afea Tucker The 30th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair will take place live and in person on Saturday, February 26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The book fair is organized …

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup | Books

The Farewell Coast by Joe Ide (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £16.99)Joe Ide’s first series featured Isaiah Quintabe, a la Sherlock Holmes. Now comes a contemporary reimagining of Raymond Chandler’s private eye, Philip Marlowe. Ide’s creation shares a name, job description and location with her literary ancestor, but has far more history …

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The surprising benefits of traveling with physical books

Among the many things that struck me about this remarkable work were Lawrence’s descriptions of Wadi Rum, Jordan. He wrote of a wall of rock “sinking like a thousand-foot wave down the middle of the valley”, sharp hills forming a “massive rampart of redness”, domes and boulders of sandstone and …

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Bentonville parents concerned about books with explicit content

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Parents and community members in Bentonville have raised concerns about some books in the high school library, while others said the books were taken out of context during a school board meeting. Several parents spoke about books with explicit sexual content at Tuesday’s board meeting. Lisa …

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‘BookTok’ reignites love for physical books – LE CHEVALIER GANNON

Gannon’s English-speaking community reflects on the influence of social media on increasing readership With our society’s apparent reliance on technology, it may be shocking that many still enjoy reading physical books. E-readers had their glory days, but popular social media app TikTok was able to encourage young and old to …

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Browse hundreds of business books with 20-minute summaries for $99.99

The Hill may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you purchase through our links. Sometimes it seems like there just aren’t enough hours in a day to complete the tasks on our to-do list, and if you have a full schedule of work and family obligations, that may …

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Iran’s pounds dwindle as US sanctions sting

For literature lovers in sanctions-stricken Iran, a new novel has long provided brief respite from a crushing economic crisis triggered by international pressure imposed on Tehran’s disputed nuclear program. But now getting lost in a good book is getting harder and harder as cash-strapped publishers struggle with soaring paper prices. …

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The Storykeepers podcast is gaining a solid following of people who love books

Watching up-and-coming writers develop their identities and skills and seeing other people appreciate their work is exciting, the hosts say. For nearly a year, the Storykeepers podcast has amplified the work of Indigenous writers with 47,000+ downloads. Sharing the enthusiasm for books, the podcast focuses on one book per month. …

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Slavery through the eyes of a child | Books

You never know what pieces of history might be hiding in your own neighborhood. But all it takes is a clue to mobilize the inner detective and launch an adventure of discovery. Such were the beginnings of Betsy Biesenbach’s recent children’s book, “Say My Name: The Story of Amanda Jeffers, …

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Rare Books, Precious Metals and New Bestsellers – Orange County Register

The Book Pages is a weekly newsletter that arrives in your inbox. Subscribe now. I’m not a rare book collector, but this past weekend I attended the Rare Books LA event in Pasadena, which featured wares from nearly 90 booksellers, printers, artists, and dealers. Looking at the wide range of …

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Analog books are getting better and better: helped, not hindered, by the digital world

from technology-does-not-destroy-culture department Many of the worst ideas in recent copyright laws have been driven by the fear of some influential companies about the transition from analog to digital. While analog formats – vinyls, books, theatrical releases of films – are relatively easy to control, digital ones are not. Once …

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A Colorado ‘bookstagrammer’ found following by sharing her love of books | Culture & Leisure

Few selfies, cuddly cats, or TV show-inspired memes are found in these little squares. This corner of Instagram is reserved for books. And it’s far from being a lonely place. Appropriately called “Bookstagram”, the online community celebrating the love of books has morphed into an unlikely popular subset of Instagram. …

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Kent School District Librarian Is Ready to Defend LGBTQ Books ‘Even More Now’

A Kent School District librarian is defending several books that have been challenged for their content. Gavin Downing has been an educator since 2006 and a trained and licensed librarian for about a decade. He worked as a librarian at Cedar Heights Middle School in Kent for nearly four years, …

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Decoding Dickens’ secret notes for himself, one symbol at a time

For more than a century, scholars of Charles Dickens have tried, without much success, to decipher a one-page letter written by the author in symbols, dots, and squiggles. The letter sat for decades, unread, in a vault in the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, until recent months, when …

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LIBRARY SHELF: One Hundred Years of Award-Winning Books | Local columnists

Have you heard of the latest award-winning books for children and teenagers? Each year at the end of January, the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, honors several authors and illustrators with various awards. The build-up to the big event is creating a …

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Emirati authors describe how books help children become resilient

On the sidelines of the recent launch of ELF Publishing, a new independent publishing house of the Emirates Literature Foundation (ELF), Maitha told Gulf News: “The books are really amazing. They give children hope and inspire them. They are immersed in an incredible world that helps them understand their environment. …

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Titan Books celebrates vintage ‘Flash Gordon’ comics in new deluxe collection

The golden age of newspaper comics was a glorious time for imaginative readers, with iconic series from Superman, Prince Valiant, Buck Rogers and, of course, blonde-haired space adventurer Flash Gordon. . Gordon, the handsome Yale University alumnus and famous polo player, first appeared as a King Features Syndicate strip in …

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New children’s books on dance themes

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This list of new children’s books on dance themes originally appeared in our children’s newsletter, The Kids Are Al Right. register here to receive news and recommendations from the world of children’s and …

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Other Books That Might Make Children Uncomfortable

Books made entirely of dry ice. Books filled exclusively with high resolution photos of parents dancing to Macklemore. Books detailing pinworm infection. Books not made from 100% organic cotton. Books chronicling Jason Alexander’s ten most recent colonoscopy results. Books that aren’t about heroic white men standing on top of a …

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From science fiction to dystopian fact | science fiction books

Someone at the Guardian seemed surprised that sometimes novelists and science fiction writers get the right future (editorial, January 30). Those of us who have loved, read, or even written science fiction can only chuckle at our surprise. It’s in the nature of forward-looking writers to take an idea, even …

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Gorrie wins the 2022 Victorian Prize for Literature

February 4, 2022 @booksandpublishing Veronica Gorrie won Australia’s richest literary prize, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature, for her first memoir Black and Blue: A Memoir on Racism and Resilience (Scribe), at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (VPLAs) 2022. Gorrie also won the Indigenous Writing Award and was shortlisted in …

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Two New Books by Latin Authors You’ll Want to Read Before Spring

Literature written by Latino authors continues to be underrepresented. So if your goal is to take advantage of the last cold days to stay home and read, here are two new books written by authors of Hispanic origin that will help you open your mind: High-Risk Homosexual: A Memoir, by …

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Indiana Senate Passes Bill That Would Remove Books From School Libraries | Indiana

(The Center Square) — The Indiana Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to remove what the legislation called obscene materials from schools, and it would allow criminal prosecution of school librarians and other school personnel for broadcasting “material harmful to minors” or for exposing children to a performance harmful to …

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16 Books Removed From Polk Public School Shelves For Review

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Polk County Public School Libraries removed 16 books from their shelves for review after a local organization pressured Superintendent Frederick Heid to remove them. “When you start on this path, where do you end up?” asked longtime English teacher Shawanda Morgan. “Who decides what is acceptable …

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Check out these events at your local library

EDITOR’S NOTE: Although the state has lifted most COVID-19 restrictions, local libraries may have different entry requirements. Please contact your local library. If a listing is inaccurate or to submit an event, please contact Julie Norwood at [email protected] Big Rapids Community Library Adult Murder Mystery Kit. Kits will be available …

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Leader of the Senate: Jailing teachers for books “is not a good idea” | News

DES MOINES — Teachers shouldn’t have to worry about jail time for distributing books that some people might consider vulgar, Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver said Friday. Whitver made the comment while appearing on this weekend’s episode of “Iowa Press” on Iowa PBS. Whitver was asked about comments made …

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Books for North Carolina and Oklahoma

I was ready to put a science project there, but since Black History Month begins this week, I figured Mrs. Charleston’s class should get their materials on time. PROJECT 1 Project: Wanted: Classroom books and art supplies for Black History Month Resources: Help me give my students books for our …

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Audiobooks link digital education to traditional oral teaching in the midst of a pandemic | Kolkata News

Kolkata: The history of literature shows a complete circular trajectory, from oral literacy to manuscript culture, from printed book to e-books, and finally to audio books. Increasingly, audiobooks are being used as an educational tool rather than just a hobby tool. As Kolkata gears up for its second Saraswati Puja …

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Woman Says Access to LGBTQ+ Books at Ridgeland Library Helped Her Throughout Her Childhood

RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) – The soccer field is one place where CJ Winship has had a lot of success. Winship was a star football player at Ridgeland High School and Mississippi State University. She was a goalkeeper and was a dominant force on the pitch. However, in high school, when …

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Win books for life at Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org, the online bookstore, has launched what it calls the Golden Bookmark Sweepstakes, which will award someone a $600 Bookshop.org gift card each year for life, along with a one-time $500 prize. donate to a bookstore of your choice. Five second place winners will each receive a $100 gift card. …

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The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending January 28

The only best-selling independent books chart published and available in New Zealand is the Top 10 list recorded each week at Unity Books stores in High St, Auckland and Willis St, Wellington. AUCKLAND 1 In paradise by Hanya Yanagihara (Picador, $38) The ridiculously talented author of A Little Life has …

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University course triggers warning over first Harry Potter book | Books | Entertainment

The University of Chester has added a content warning about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as part of its Literature module. The book was originally written in 1997 and launched one of the most successful series of all time. The complete franchise has sold over 500 million copies in …

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5 books on female friendship that fit into its nuances

Virginia Woolf in A room of one’s own laments the fact that female relationships in literature are primarily explored in the context of men and their relationship to men. “And since it’s a small part of a woman’s life,” she says. Almost a hundred years after Woolf wrote this, this …

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Books against dystopias – The Chronicle

All cat names come with a good reason. Every once in a while four friends and I text each other in our iMessage group Dystopian plots. While no one dwells on that name these days, it stems from a long conversation over the past year (apology for spring break marked …

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Sunnyside Students Excited to Receive New Books

GREAT FALLS – Hundreds of new books lie quietly on the shelves of the Sunnyside Elementary School library, awaiting new homes. The bell rings, classes begin to fill up, and students get a chance to put their eyes and hands on the pages. “I’m really excited, because last time we …

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Billings Public Schools votes unanimously to keep two books in high school libraries

The Billings Public School Board, the largest in the state of Montana, unanimously decided Monday evening to keep two controversial titles found in high school libraries, “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe and “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison. This decision came as a bit of a surprise, as a sub-committee of …

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The Best Cozy Bars for Reading Books While Sipping Cocktails in the Seattle Area

Seattle is a city of books; it regularly tops the lists of most book buyers per capita, has a highly regarded library system, and is home to dozens of independent and quirky bookstores. In 2017, the city was even designated a UNESCO City of Literature. Faced with long, rainy winters, …

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