Literature books

The LA Times Festival of Books returns to USC as an in-person event this weekend

For the first time in three years, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books will step outside the virtual limits imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation’s largest literary and cultural festival returns to USC’s University Park campus April 23-24. The event marks his 27th year and 12th at USC. …

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The Funniest Book Opening Lines of All Time

This is the opening line of your masterpiece: you want to grab readers’ attention right from the start. Why not make it funny? While it sounds like an easy thing to do, as our pick of the “funniest book opening lines” proves, it’s a lot harder than it looks. In …

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This Milwaukee author makes sure kids see ‘positive representations of themselves’ in books and toys

Deanna Singh wants people to talk. Singh is an author, motivational speaker, and business owner from Milwaukee who aims to make learning about race, diversity, and inclusion accessible to everyone. “I really think it’s important that everyone has the opportunity to see positive representations of themselves,” she told CBS 58. …

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5 classic books that never get old | George J. Ziogas

A tribute to classic literature that stands the test of time Book genres can be quite subjective. To some, American psycho is pure horror; for others, it is a simple black comedy. cloud atlas encompasses about 10 different genres, from spy thrillers to historical naval tales to terrifying dystopian fiction. …

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Book ban stifles important classroom conversations

Opinion Who decides what makes a book “harmful”? This is a question raised by the curious case of the Durham District School Board in Ontario, which made the puzzling decision to ban Great Bear, a book by David A. Robertson, author and graphic novelist Swampy Cree of Winnipeg. Provided …

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List of 70 books by Commonwealth authors announced to mark Platinum Jubilee

Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo and Seamus Heaney are among the literary stars to make the BBC’s 70-book list to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Big Jubilee Read campaign was created to celebrate books by authors across the Commonwealth published during the last 70 years of the monarch’s reign. A …

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GLOBAL: Libraries around the world help safeguard Ukrainian books and culture

Teams of archivists and librarians work to save Ukrainian library and museum collections This article by Ksenya Kiebuzinski, University of Toronto, originally appeared on Conversation and is republished here with permission. My mother was born in Sambir, Ukraine, and my father in Przemyśl, Poland. They both spent their childhood as …

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Two poets will have readings at Books on First – Shaw Local

DIXON — Poets Beth McDermott and John Bradley will lead readings from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14 at Books on First, 202 W. First St. They will read excerpts from their latest published collections, “Figure 1” by McDermott and “Hotel Montparnasse: Letters to César Vallejo” by Bradley. …

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Oh, Brother: The Books Not Quite Saying Everything by the Presidential Sisters

In her 1921 biography of her brother Theodore Roosevelt, Corrine Roosevelt Robinson saw no harm in sharing “almost confidential personal memories” of the late president. “There is no sacrilege in sharing such memories, with the people who loved him, and whom he loved so much,” she wrote. If I published …

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Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk on ‘The Books of Jacob’, her magnum opus, recently translated into English

Interview translated by Kamila Slawinski. The Seattle Times spoke with Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk about her immersive and visionary 1,000-page novel that follows the extraordinary life of Jacob Frank, a Polish Jew who believed himself to be the Messiah and commanded a great religious movement in the 18th century. “The …

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The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2022 presents The Argument

Author Kenneth Michael Plaisance tackles exciting issues around DNA testing, child support and feminism in his book: The Argument Injustice everywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. – Martin Luther King Jr. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world of literature isn’t just about repetitive stories …

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Letters of Elizabeth Macarthur, published by Kate Grenville magazine – a fascinating dialogue | Books

Kate Grenville has been disrupting conventional narratives of colonial Australia since the publication of her 2005 novel The Secret River, which was inspired by her own family history. Until now, it has been a fictional project: in his novels, Grenville wonders what role stories should play in how we understand …

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The best new books to read this week

The mirror book by Charlotte GrimshawCredit: NON FICTION CHOICE OF THE WEEKThe mirror bookCharlotte GrimshawVintage, $35 When life enters a novel, it becomes fiction. But what if you want to reverse the process and get back to the truth about the question, what do you get? In Charlotte Grimshaw’s extremely …

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Daniel Radcliffe recalls man’s ‘toxic’ attitude towards his girlfriend’s favorite books

Daniel Radcliffe has spoken about the “toxic” attitude that leads to making fun of women for enjoying certain genres of film, TV, music or literature. The actor joined Sandra Bullock for an interview promoting their new movie, the lost city, which stars Bullock as romance writer Loretta Sage who finds …

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Do you like to read? this NJ “store” distributes free books to everyone

If you’re a serious reader like me, you’re always trying to find a way to get yourself the next great read. Maybe you enjoy those little book exchange boxes in New Jersey neighborhoods. Maybe you are one of those people who loves the old school and regularly visits the library. …

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Libraries are more than just books these days

There are many things in the world that we should be grateful to have in our daily lives, as they often enrich us and make us a better person. In Manistee County, we are blessed with an outstanding library system. With a main branch located in town and branches in …

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Books that depict the beauty and history of Islam

DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S.-based company Assouline said on Wednesday it will publish six books in May paying tribute to Saudi Arabia’s history, including the culture of its people, the diversity of its flora and fauna, and the role that oil played in the rise of the Kingdom in the world. …

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Cindy Ross’ books reflect her love of the outdoors – Times News Online

Published on April 09, 2022 00:04 Cindy Ross has written two books that reflect her love of the outdoors. One describes how she and her husband, Todd Gladfelter, built a log cabin using trees they felled. The other tells the stories of troubled veterans who have recovered remarkably from the …

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The Book Briefing: Toni Morrison, Harper Lee, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Editor’s note: This week’s newsletter is a rerun. We will be back with a new newsletter next week. After the Capitol riot, Matt Hawn, a teacher from Tennessee, brought a Atlantic class essay for his students to analyze: “The First White President,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Earlier, the class had discussed …

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25 best books for every type of mom

25 elements of this article 23 items on sale! Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Pictures: Retailers The idea of ​​a “mom book” is a little tricky, given that all of our moms have different tastes and interests. Still, books are still a welcome gift if you get them right, and it’s really …

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LIBRARY LOOKOUT COLUMN: New season, new looks, new books – The Stanly News & Press

Welcome the spring! With warmer air and blooming buds, change and growth is happening outside the library, while many are growing and changing inside the library this spring as well. Sara Hahn Where new books abound, our shelves swap places with displays, creating more browsing space and providing your eyes …

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eOne is developing a TV series based on comics – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: eOne is developing a television series based on the Paranormal hitmen comics by writer Brett Murphy and illustrator Wilson Gandolpho. billed as ghost hunters meets pulp Fiction, Paranormal hitmen is an irreverent action-comedy that follows Gene Rizzo and Devon Grace, two hit men whose lives are turned upside down …

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5 new books to read this week

Scottish author Ali Smith is back after the success of her Seasonal Quartet… fiction 1. Ali Smith’s Companion Piece is published in hardcover by Hamish Hamilton, priced at £16.99 (ebook £9.99). Available April 7 After his ambitious seasonal quartet, Ali Smith returns with Companion Piece, centered on Covid-19 and the …

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Three new books to celebrate Easter with your little ones

From left to right: “A Persian Pesover” book covers; Cover of the book “Passover, Here I Come”; and the cover of “The Melody” book. Here are three charming books to consider this year. AAre you ready to add some new holiday books to your current lineup of bedtime stories for …

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Top 10 most frequently banned books in 2021 – NBC Los Angeles

The growing number of school districts voting to remove certain books from school libraries has been making headlines for months, as works by authors ranging from Toni Morrison to Art Spiegelman are challenged and banned across the country. According to the American Library Association, these titles are not just hyperbole. …

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Must read books written by Indian authors

India is known for its art, literature and writing. There are many amazing Indian authors to choose from when it comes to Indian literature. Here is a list of excellent books by Indian authors that you can read. CHETAN BHAGAT Chetan Bhagat is an author, screenwriter, columnist and television personality …

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6 Must-Read YA Books About Badass Girls Who Survive The End Of The World

Guest article written by author Amanda PanitchAmanda Panitch spent most of her childhood telling stories to her four younger siblings, trying to both make them laugh and scare them too much to sleep. She now lives in New York, where she writes dark, funny stories for teenagers, children, and the …

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April 3 Bookmarks | Books

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through April 10 at 300 Albemarle Square in the Albemarle Square Mall. Half-price days are scheduled for Saturday and April 10. There will be no educator/bag day after the sale this time around. …

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Greta Thunberg aims to drive change with ‘The Climate Book’

climate activist Greta Thunberg has compiled a handbook for dealing with the world’s interconnected environmental crises, with contributions from leading scientists and writers. Random penguin house announced on Thursday that “The Climate Book” will be published in Britain in October. It contains contributions from over 100 scholars, thinkers and activists, …

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Books fight back against big tech – The Insider

*This article was featured in our April Fool’s 2022 issue. This story is not real and was created for entertainment only. As I write this from a half-eaten laptop, I ask you, have you read a book today? Books now counterattack technology by using their readers to attack and destroy …

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The Soweto cycle tour operator has raised £3,000 by exchanging donations for discounts

Inside the book Ibhoni Café. (Provided) This bike tour operator has found a way to offer bike tours and, at the same time, get much-needed book donations to community libraries. By offering discounted tours to customers if they donate a book, Book Ibhoni has helped more than eight libraries with …

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Books for Fans of Historical K-Dramas

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I am new to K-dramas. I haven’t watched that many yet. But the ones I finished, I really liked them. They tend to be well-constructed and developed stories with a cast of characters …

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Best selling books in Canada for the week ending March 30, 2022

Never underestimate the power of reprinting. Example: the pocket book of Jann ArdenThe best-selling memoir of 2020 “If I Knew Then” is No. 1 on the Canadian non-fiction list. But even that first rank doesn’t reflect how well he’s doing. It was the best-selling non-fiction book in Canada last week, …

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Why are food books suddenly so popular at Petaluma?

Best-selling titles at Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, for the week of March 21-27, 2021. It’s not uncommon for a cookbook or two to pop, cut, or make their way onto the local bestseller list every once in a while. Sometimes it’s a book that just focuses on food but without all …

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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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