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Local spotlight: Author Jill Sheeley continues to publish Fraser’s books

Local children’s book author Jill Sheeley poses at Wagner Park in 2016.Anna Stonehouse / Aspen Times File Photo Maybe Jill Sheeley was on to something meteorological when she wrote the last installment of her children’s book series “The Adventures of Fraser the Yellow Dog”. “Fraser Rescues Christmas,” which was released …

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All the best books entering the public domain in 2022

LONDON – DECEMBER 15: A rare Winnie-the-Pooh book showing an inscription by author AA Milne … [+] asking artist EH Shephard to decorate his grave is displayed during a press preview at Sotheby’s Auctioneers on December 15, 2008 in London. Sotheby’s is holding an auction of original works of art …

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6-Decade Study Finds Male Heroes Dominate Children’s Books

ATLANTA, Georgia – From Harry Potter to Peter Pan, there is no shortage of strong male literary heroes that children admire. So where are all the female protagonists? That’s the question researchers at Emory University ask themselves after analyzing six decades of children’s literature. According to their findings, male protagonists …

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Too late to ban books – kids have cell phones

December 27 — Across the country, parents and activists have turned their attention to the latest bogeyman of the school culture wars. And the target of their anger seems familiar: the books. It’s true. In an era when students consume all kinds of media, from podcasts and video games to …

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Here are the most translated books from all countries

These are the most translated titles by indigenous authors in all countries of the world. Prepayment Winter travel plans can fall apart every minute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t taste a foreign culture at all this season, even without leaving home. A few hours of escaping into a captivating …

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How many pounds does it take for a place to feel right at home?

At the turn of the millennium, Reid Byers, a computer systems architect, set out to build a private library at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Finding a few books on library architecture that weren’t centuries old and in a dead or moldy language, he took the advice of a …

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This Durham teacher noticed something was missing in children’s books – so she started writing

Anjali Joshi is a local science teacher and curriculum developer who also writes children’s books, including Sarla in the Sky, which tells “the ordinary story of an extraordinary girl who dares to be different in a world of boys”. During the day, Anjali Joshi teaches science at the Durham District …

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Pennridge School District Removes LGBTQ Books From Libraries

“School freedom” or censorship? Debbie Strouse, who is gay, is a graduate of the Pennridge School District. Now, she has a child and grandchild in a district school and has seen many instances of discrimination and anti-LGBTQ sentiment unchallenged by the administration. She feels that this bias has now become …

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History of books in Nepal

The first book printed in Nepalese is actually a Darjeeling translation of the Bible in 1821. Later, the Ramayan and Mahabharat were imprinted with images of gods and depictions of key scenes, and they brought the reader’s imagination to life. Some early prints by Bhanubhakta Acharya Ramayan did not have …

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2021 in the books: “Everything seems magnified” | Chicago News

American poet Amanda Gorman reads her commissioned poem “The Hill We Go Up” during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington on January 20, 2021. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky, Pool, File) NEW YORK (AP) – Books and authors counted in 2021, sometimes more than the …

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Express editors recommend: books to watch in 2022

(PenguinRandom House, non-fiction) Ramchandra Guha’s new book (Source: Amazon.in) Historian Ramachandra Guha’s new book looks at the lives and legacies of seven foreigners who joined India’s struggle for freedom. To be released in January, Rebels Against the Raj tells the story of four men and three women – four of …

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Utah school district to remove two books from library shelves

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah school district is removing two books from libraries following a parent complaint. The Washington County School District in southern Utah will be removing the award-winning books “Out of Darkness” and “The Hate U Give,” communications director Steven Dunham told KTVX. The first book …

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Investigations into the Literary History of Duluth, continued: Duluth Benedictine Books

It appears (from the archives of the Online Computer Library Center and the books I found at Gabriel’s house) that Duluth Benedictine Books was a brief experience of recording the lives and institutions of the sisters who live in St. Scholastic. (I just finished a jar of strawberry rhubarb jam …

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Joan Didion’s 7 best books, from essays to fiction

On Thursday, it was announced that prolific writer Joan Didion had passed away at the age of 87. An executive at her publisher, Knopf, confirmed the author’s death to TODAY in an email and said Didion died at her Manhattan home from Parkinson’s disease. Here, we bring together seven needed …

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“For Brown Girls” + More of the best books of 2021 by Latinas

It has been such a good year for Latinx literature! So many amazingly talented Latinx authors have released new books this year that we honestly couldn’t even keep up with. There are even more exciting Latinx books coming out in 2022, but until they drop, we’re going to take some …

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The CBC Books Holiday Gift Guide

Still looking for that last minute giveaway? Check out CBC Books’ Holiday Gift Guides for everyone on your shopping list! Hana Khan Continues is a novel by Uzma Jalaluddin. (HarperCollins, Andrea Stenson) Our favorite : Hana Khan continues by Uzma Jalaluddin Hana Khan continues is a romantic comedy by Uzma …

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The 11 best books we read in 2021

Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, old or new, these are the books the staff at the Greenville Journal have loved reading (or re-reading) this year. “Green lights” by Matthew McConaughey Behind each person hides a story. In it, Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey reflects on his life and tells the “go-ahead” …

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Southern Utah School District Bans Two Historically Relevant Books After Parent Complains

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – After a parent’s complaint in Washington County, the local school district is removing two historically relevant books from its libraries. “We asked a parent to challenge these two books, Out of the darkness and The hate you give,Says Steven Dunham, communications director for the Washington …

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Superintendent issues decisive vote to remove 2 pounds from Washington County schools – St George News

The Washington County School District office at 121 W. Tabernacle St., St. George, Utah March 29, 2021 | Photo by Ammon Teare, St. George News ST. GEORGE –A parental complaint led to the removal of two books from the shelves of libraries in the Washington County School District. Two books …

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Mags Lybolt launches two new inspiring books

COLORADO, USA, December 20, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – Magdalena “Mags” Lybolt is a seasoned author with a unique approach to her writing. In the past, she has published titles under a pseudonym in order to escape the very personal process of a book reaching a reader through a meaningful and sometimes …

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10 Christmas movies based on books

It’s no secret that Hollywood often takes inspiration from best-selling books to create phenomenal and often record breaking movies. While it can be frustrating for audiences to constantly pay for “non-original” content, Hollywood can sometimes be successful in choosing which written works to turn into films. RELATED: 10 Best Santa …

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BOOKS: The best sports writing of the year offers more than game by game | Books & Literature

This certainly proves the caliber of writing included in this year’s book, which also features such articles as “The Confederate Flag Has Finally Gone to NASCAR Races, and I won’t miss it for a second” by Ryan McGee, published premiered in ESPN, June 10, 2020; “Their son’s heart saved his …

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Buy small at Charm City Books

Charm City Books is an independent bookstore and gathering space in historic Pigtown. Daven Ralston is the owner and founder of Charm City Books. Her husband, Joe Carlson, is the Director of Programming and Outreach. They both share a passion for literature and create a supportive space for the people …

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Penguin acquires two new titles from filmmaker Satyajit Ray

Penguin Random House India has announced the acquisition of two new book titles by the late legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.These unreleased tracks by the extraordinary artist, edited by his son Sandip Ray, will be released under the aegis of “The Penguin Ray Library” from 2023. The first title, “Feluda in …

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Parents sue Wake County Sheriff for obscene books in district – The North State Journal

RALEIGH – Nine criminal complaints were filed on November 30 with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office over what parents say are obscene and pornographic books in Wake County public school libraries. The complaints were all filed separately, one being filed by Julie Anne, the Wake County chapter of Moms for …

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Seattle-area book lovers share their holiday literary traditions, from gifted books to readings

Somehow another year has passed and we again approach the holidays with the caution and hope necessary to weather a pandemic. But if there’s one thing that remains consistent in the Pacific Northwest, it’s that the darkness and rain of winter are great for reading. With the season of giving …

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Add These Birds & The Environment Books To Your Holiday Reading List

Photo: People Images / iStock Even the most outdoor enthusiast can relish the time spent indoors when the holidays draw near. While This year may have had its ups and downs, there was no shortage of excellent books – both fiction and non-fiction – on birds, nature and the environment …

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Most Popular Library Books Borrowed From Christchurch Revealed

Ben Kendrew has a personal reason for reading New Zealand’s most sought-after non-fiction book in Christchurch libraries this year. He recently discovered his Maori heritage and wanted to learn more about the language and culture. “My mother, who was adopted, found out that her biological father was Maori,” he said. …

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Best Books of 2021 | geek lair

Redeemer by Jordan Ifueko Ifueko Raybearer was one of the 2020 reads that I loved so much so I had really high expectations for this sequel, which fulfilled them all. Redeemer picks up the story of the Redemptive Empress Tarisai, who pledged to end a treaty that sacrifices children in …

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bell hooks, revolutionary feminist thinker, dies at 69 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) – Bell Hooks, author, educator and revolutionary activist whose explorations of how race, gender, economics and politics have helped shape academic and popular debates over the past 40 years years, died. She was 69 years old. In a statement released by William Morrow Publishers, the Hooks family …

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CatStone Books Aims To Build Doors For Various Voices In The Edition Presented By CatStone Books

ATLANTA, December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – “CatStone Books is here to be part of the solution or part of the ax.” Naseem Jamnia, the inaugural winner of the Samuel R. Delany Scholarship from CatStone. CatStone Books chooses the winner for $ 10,000 Samuel R. Delany scholarship. CatStone Books, …

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Lohrey wins the 2021 Voss literary prize

December 15, 2021 @booksandpublishing Amanda Lohrey won the 2021 Voss Literary Prize for her novel The labyrinth (Text). Lohrey, whose book was chosen from a shortlist of five, receives $ 5,000. This year’s judges Elaine Lindsay, Christian Bok, Rosalind Smith, Anthony Uhlmann and Ann Vickery have said The labyrinth is …

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2021 Alumni Books | UC Davis Magazine

CHILDREN In Peter Easter Frog (Atheneum / Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2021), Erin Dealey ’70, credit. ’72, featured a group of animal friends who want to do what the Easter Bunny does. Elana K. Arnold, MA ’98 offered The house that was not there (Walden Pond Press, 2021), a book for …

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Jack’s Books: Reading Around Thanksgiving and Leftovers

Friends joked that “Jack’s Books” is the most boring title imaginable for this reading blog. In my defense, all the other titles I’ve thought of are already used for a blog: “Between the Covers”, “Under the Covers”, “Under the Covers”, “Bookmarks”, “Broken Spine”, etc. . read blogs by other people. …

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What’s so awesome about Great-Books courses?

Undergraduate teachers, regardless of background, can play the role of a transitional parent figure, someone that students can talk to who is unaware of their personal or social life, someone who will leave the car keys no questions asked. And students benefit from learning about how universities work and discussing …

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Books come and go but love is permanent

Leer in spanish Project 317 tells stories of life across bustling Indianapolis neighborhoods – 317 words at a time. As residents of East Avalon Hills pass the intersection of Hampstead Lane and Kingman Drive, they may not see the Little Free Library. There are over 100,000 book-sharing boxes around the …

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New collection of books on display at SVL

A new collection of fiction and non-fiction books was on display at the Swami Vivekananda Library on Sunday. Different genres including business, political science, research methodology, mythology, health, and economics are included in this collection. Swami Vivekananda Library Director Yatish Bhatele said new books are released in the library every …

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columnist wore a map of Ireland on his face | Books

KAREN E. DAVIS Belgrade News I have known various members of the Helmville Geary family for decades. Irish in the literal sense of the word, they wear the map of Ireland on their faces and in their hearts. This Helmville tribe is a mix of County Cork and County Limerick, …

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Amanda Gorman, TikTok, banned titles and more – Daily News

By Hillel Italy Books and authors counted in 2021, sometimes more than the industry wanted. A 22-year-old poet has become a star of literature. The enthusiasm of young people on TikTok has helped revive Colleen Hoover’s “It Ends With Us” and other novels released years earlier. Conservatives pushed for restricting …

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What are the most popular books in town?

There is no shortage of books set in San Francisco, nor of the lists that compile and classify these books. These critically written lists usually include classics like “The Maltese Falcon”, “Tales of the City”, as well as more recent bestsellers like “The Joy Luck Club” and “The Circle”. But …

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Lilly Singh’s New Library “Celebrates South Asian Stories”

Actor Lilly singh is all designed to introduce fans and followers to its own book club, Lilly’s Library, which “breaks the rules” and promises “literary drama”. The Indo-Canadian noted on Instagram posts that there is a shortage of South Asian literature despite “one in four people on the planet being …

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The Recorder – The Art of Translation: Two Books by Valley Academics Shine a Light on the Holocaust and the Life of a Writer

A few years ago, an investigation by Claims Conference, an organization that oversees the restitution of Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and their heirs, revealed disturbing news. Many Americans, especially younger ones, lacked a basic understanding of the Holocaust, survey finds, with respondents significantly underestimating the number of Jews murdered …

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Books Before Boys: The Historical Fiction Novel To Make Your Girlboss Dreams Come True

Although I’m a humanities major at heart, one of my favorite tropes is a teenage girl who wants to get into STEM, especially in a historical setting. Girls who want to be scientists, mathematicians, and doctors hold me tight. Dana Schwartz’s “Anatomy: A Love Story” fits this trope beautifully. Set …

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State Officials Investigate Whether North Texas District Has ‘Sexually Explicit’ Books In School

Keller ISD is under state investigation after a complaint about library books with “sexually explicit content,” according to a letter sent to the district in late November. The Texas Education Agency will investigate whether the district failed to properly review and monitor the books in the library, which led to …

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Weird books, chess hooks and a very naughty worm – take the Thursday quiz | Life and style

Where would we be without the Thursday quiz? One of the other days of the week, I guess. All of your favorites are here as you face 15 topical or general knowledge questions. Can you spot the hidden Doctor Who reference? Can you avoid the allure of answering Kate Bush’s …

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Library Display Matching The Bible With Deleted Explicit Books

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) – A library in northern Virginia has removed a display that placed the Bible next to two books that activists have sought to remove from school libraries as pornographic and obscene. The exhibit at McLean’s Dolley Madison Library included the books “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and …

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The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk: an epic that sinks under the weight of facts

Crossing borders: Olga Tokarczuk’s new novel combines fiction and Polish history. Photo by Jacek Kolodziejski TJacob’s books opens with a miracle. It is 1752 and a wedding is about to take place with Rabbi Elisha Shorr in the remote town of Rohatyn, in the eastern part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. …

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Assam poet and Konkani novelist receive Jnanpith Prize

Assamese poet Nilmani Phookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Prize and Konkani novelist Damodar Mauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Prize. The country’s highest literary honor, the Jnanpith is awarded to writers for “their outstanding contribution to literature.” Mauzo, 77, is based in Majorda, Goa, and has previously won the Sahitya …

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Melbourne City of Lit meets Wonju’s Tudeukgol Bookstore

December 8, 2021 @booksandpublishing In this series, conducted in partnership with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, we discover some of the bookstores of the UNESCO Cities of Literature network. In the last installment, we meet the Tudeukgol Bookstore, nestled in the mountains outside of Wonju, South Korea. On a …

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Public Domain Books 2022: 10 To Watch Out For

Every year on New Years Day (less known as Public Domain Day), thousands of creative works – whether books, music, or artwork – enter this collection. referred to as the “public domain”. This means that the copyright in them has expired, and they can be used freely in any format …

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Aitken wins the 2021 Patrick White award

December 7, 2021 @booksandpublishing Poet Adam Aitken is this year’s recipient of this year’s $ 15,000 Patrick White Award. Aitken is the author of several books of poetry including Archipelago (Vagabond Press), shortlisted in 2018 for the Kenneth Slessor Prize and the Prime Minister’s Literary Prize for Poetry, and Autobiography …

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Charity brings New Zealand books to lower decile schools

Jericho Rock-Archer / Tips Sarah Connor, Trustee of Fledge Trust, back left, writer and editor Kate De Goldi, Naenae Intermediate Librarian Lois Fordyce and Student Librarian Amelia Ferguson. The school library feels like home to Amelia Ferguson. 12-year-old middle school student Naenae loves reading because it helps her escape to …

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Readings recommended by respondents SA 06/12/2021

To help you with your holiday shopping, here are some sneak peeks of football literature from our friends in the football community. * * * * * * * * * * Jim piddock 1. Overexcitement through Nick hornby2. The miracle of Castel di Sangro: a story of passion and …

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Book Review: A Christmas Guide to Picture Books | Community

Bah. Jim Panzee is not impressed. The entire jungle is lit up for Christmas, but Jim hates everything, and in “Grumpy Monkey: Oh, No, Christmas!” by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang, (Random House) it’s up to other animals to change their mind. Is there a great way to bring …

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Outlook: Debating the book ban

Two columnists present contrasting views on the prohibition of books in school libraries. POINT: Draw the line between censorship and age By Robert Pondiscio “You are for censorship! It’s against the First Amendment! “Do you think school libraries should have Hustler?” “ “No of course not!” “Okay, so you’re for …

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books Kallol Lahiri’s book ‘Indubala Bhater Hotel’ is a unique story of two Banglas

Indubala Bhater Hotel, the second novel by author Kallol Lahiri after Gora Nakshal, serves a beautiful story of the two Banglas. The stories and feelings that surround by bangla or what is now Bangladesh, and by Bangla or West Bengal today, play a central role in Bengali literature. Partition’s marks …

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Leander ISD withdraws 11 books from program after one year of review

The Leander Independent School District will remove 11 books from the high school curriculum after a year-long review of titles parents deem inappropriate. This is the latest step in the district’s plan to address a debate on student reading materials that began last fall. Parents complained about some books available …

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Jakucho Setouchi: outspoken Buddhist nun who wrote hundreds of books

“The most important thing to write about in novels is love stories,” Jakucho Setouchi once said. “Business and politics – none of this is interesting.” Setouchi, who died aged 99, was one of Japan’s most popular and prolific novelists, drawing on her own tumultuous love life in over 400 books …

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Wake County Moms Want Books Removed From School Libraries

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) – Nine parents in Wake County have filed criminal complaints against the Wake County public school system. This is a series of books that they find inappropriate and far too self-explanatory for children of a certain age. The complaints were filed this week with the Wake County …

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Let the students think – or ban books?

Abbott has launched investigations into school library books with the potential goal of eliminating texts deemed “inappropriate” for those who wish to eradicate discussions of race, class, gender, colonization and LGBTQ topics. Specifically, books like “Beloved” by Toni Morrison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe have been targeted for deletion …

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Mini Book Fair will feature locally written and produced books | Arts and culture

BRATTLEBORO – A mini holiday book fair will be held at the Atrium of Brooks House in downtown Brattleboro on Saturday Holly Days from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be sold and signed by their authors. In addition to books by local authors, two Brattleboro history books will …

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History Books Should Include Vedas, Bhagavad Gita for “Impartial” Education: Government Panel

A parliamentary committee on education on Tuesday recommended a wide range of changes to history textbooks. Reforms include studying “ancient wisdom and knowledge” from the scriptures, examining how we refer to freedom fighters, mentioning women leaders, and emphasizing “national pride. “. These are all in the service of a “bias-free” …

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Books by LM Montgomery that are not “Anne … the house of green gables”

More than a century after Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote Anne of the Green Gables (1908), popular culture was invaded by “soul mates”. In the past five years alone, Anne-mania has produced a three-part TV adaptation and a Netflix series called Anne with an E. The latter proved so popular that …

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Winners Rate What Books Can Do | Community

The National Book Awards ceremony held online this year had a host of excellent speakers. Renowned librarian Nancy Pearl received the literary award for outstanding service to the American literary community. She thanked her childhood librarian, Frances Whitehead, for giving her the world through books. The Medal for Distinguished Contribution …

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Best new books to read in December 2021: Bissell, Lasley, Silva

On the bookshelf 6 books to discover in December If you purchase related books from our site, The Times may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores. If you are reading this:. You have reached the first semi-post-pandemic vacation and almost at the end of a difficult …

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The winners of the 2021 Irish Book Awards have been announced

Whether you are looking for inspiration for a Christmas gift or just need a good book to snuggle up on those cold winter nights, these Irish Book Award winners are a sure bet. Sally Rooney, Fintan O’Toole and Louise Nealon are among the winning authors of the 2021 An Post …

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UK PA data sees growth in audiobook and fiction sales

November 29, 2021 @booksandpublishing In the UK, data from the Publishers Association (PA) shows substantial growth in audiobook and fiction sales, reports the Bookseller. Figures show audiobook sales in the first six months of the year increased by 71% compared to the same period in 2019, from £ 45million (AU …

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Samantha Lynn | This one is for girls | Books

As I searched for more diverse and multicultural literature, I discovered a new appreciation for poetry. Freed from the confines of traditional grammar rules and formatting, poetry allows for the truest form of expression and authenticity, offering a moving glimpse into the spirit of the poet. Diana Whitney’s anthology “You …

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American Christian right-wing group is waging a war of cultures with books, cartoons and documents on nature | Christianity

The son of Pastor Douglas Wilson of the controversial Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, and a close associate made significant inroads into mainstream culture in America with a blockbuster streaming cartoon based on a book published by the company’s own imprint. ‘church. The Guardian has previously explained how the church, …

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Are we past the cultural cringe? Books That Made Us puts Australian literature in the spotlight

Great books can shape lives. So it’s no surprise that the people who inspire us to delve into the world of literature can also leave a lasting mark. For actress and producer Claudia Karvan, that person is her HSC English teacher, Jan Murray. “I owe her a lot,” she said, …

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5 books not to miss

Looking for something good to read? USA TODAY Barbara vandenburgh Explore the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Tuesday. 1. “All about me!” : My remarkable life in the entertainment world ”, by Mel Brooks (Ballantine, documentary) What is it about : At …

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Books never fail to empower, transform

On one of the recent Fridays, I went out when the sun decorated the sky in all its glory and beauty, and took a trip to Cornell Drive to send items through the United States Post Office- United in Albuquerque to Ohio’s third largest city, Cincinnati. As I made my …

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Pittsburgh author makes NPR 2021 list of books we love | Literary arts | Pittsburgh

Click to enlarge Pittsburgh writers have taken the literary world by storm in the past two years since Deesha Philyaw’s hit The Secret Life of the Ladies of the Church to Brian Broome who won the Kirkus Prize. But the year is not over yet, which means others may still …

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Matt Damon is co-authoring a book on access to safe drinking water

Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus are among those providing blurbs for The value of water, on which the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker worked with civil and environmental engineer Gary White. Damon has been a prominent spokesperson for sanitation since his visit to Zambia in …

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‘Vilma’s Story’ | Books

When Barbara Brown tells how her new novel “The Story of Vilma” came about, it looks like it came straight out of a movie. Filled with adventures abroad, chance encounters, and sifting through dozens of archives, Brown has conducted intense research to uncover and write the story of her grandmother, …

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US Libraries Report Spike in Organized Attempts to Ban Books in Schools | Books

From calls in Virginia to burn “sexually explicit” books in a school library to a wave of protests against titles by authors ranging from Toni Morrison to Alison Bechdel, the American Library Association paints a picture of an unprecedented increase in authorizations. attempts to ban books from libraries – many …

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR …

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Books open minds; Iowa school books ban shuts them down

A wave of complaints primarily about the sexual content in the books in the Des Moines area public school library caused, for most observers, a few nods, but not much to say about it. ‘other. Districts tend to have good processes for sorting out these things. And “How young is …

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Two books banned by the Missouri district are back on the shelves

Source: Caiaimage / Robert Daly / Getty Ttwo previously banned books on the LGBTQ + experience have been returned to school shelves in a Missouri school district. George M. Johnson’s “Not All Boys Are Blue” and Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” were pulled from four North Kansas City high schools last …

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Wayne NJ’s parents demand removal of gender identity books from school

WAYNE – Parents are calling on the Board of Education to permanently remove what they consider inappropriate and “pornographic” material from several school libraries. The problem emerged last month, but it came to a head last week when at least three parents filed complaints with the K-12 District for seven …

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Our recommendations for books, films and podcasts told from an Indigenous perspective

American history books are known to coat our nation’s past. (Think: The Thanksgiving Story.) Now, more and more Indigenous storytellers are sharing their experiences through books, movies and podcasts. They tell the stories of modern Indigenous communities still suffering from the effects of American colonialism. The federal government officially recognizes …

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Porter Square Books expands with new location

David Sandberg never saw himself owning two bookstores. The former lawyer, co-owner of Porter Square Books since 2013, recently oversaw the opening of the famous local bookstore’s second location in Boston’s Seaport District. Despite the setbacks of COVID-19 and expansion pressures, Sandberg sees a bright future for the new store. …

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Discover the latest books at the Jervis public library

The Jervis Public Library, 613 N. Washington St., is once again open to the public! Face masks and social distancing are mandatory. Library hours are 8:30 am to 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The …

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ON THE BOOKS: A Great American Novel About an Ordinary Man

In the 1960s, my uncle ran a large library, housed in a room he called “his library,” facts that seemed both wonderful and exotic to me when I was a child. When I visited him in the summer he would encourage me to browse his shelves and read everything I …

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Local Author’s Books Highlight Women’s Leadership in Indian Colonial Uprisings |

Columbia resident Jocelyn Cullity was 14 when she transcribed her great-great-great-aunt’s 1856 diary. Her mother’s English family had lived and worked for five generations across India, including Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow – the city where Cullity’s great-great-great-aunt would write her diary while being barricaded in inside for months as Indian …

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Celia Rivenbark’s weekend humor: On banning books while ignoring Junior’s video games…

Soooo, quick question to all the screaming parents at local school board meetings because their little darlings have been exposed to “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison. Yes. This Toni Morrison. The one with the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What hack, okay? …

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Making the distribution of “obscene” books in schools a crime

The President of the Iowa Senate said this week that teachers and other school employees who give “obscene” material to students should be prosecuted, adding that he was drafting legislation that would make it. a crime. In a single room-only meeting Thursday night in Johnston, Senator Jake Chapman took advantage …

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