Literature books

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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Life is too short to finish books you don’t like

I recently had lunch with a dear friend and voracious reader colleague on the occasion of her 94th birthday. We both absolutely loved Bess Kalb’s memoir No one will tell you but me and discussed it over baked goods, but we were feeling just as lukewarm about an upcoming royal …

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Saint Mary’s teacher designs ‘Good Books’ pre-retirement course and inspires students // The Observer

When English teacher Sister Eva Hooker had the chance to create a new course during her senior year at Saint Mary’s, she told department chair Ann Marie Short that she wanted to focus on the right books. “I always wanted to take a course like this but never really got …

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Here are 6 of Vancouver’s best books for 2021

Vancouver’s literary community will rally around computer screens this weekend. This is because the City of Vancouver Book Awards will be awarded. This year they are duplicating as there was no award in 2020. Although there is a limited in-person event, everything will be streamed live via Zoom so people …

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“Family Trees” celebrates children’s books at the Concord Museum

The Concord Museum offers the public a chance to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit while paying homage to books that inspire children. On November 24, the museum inaugurates its annual program “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature”. Until January 2, museum visitors can see 32 Christmas trees and …

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9 binary breaking books by intersex authors

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Take a long, hard look at your shelf. Admire the thorns, the fonts, the wonder that is a full bookshelf. How many of them are books by intersex authors? I’d bet dollars on …

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12 best mystery books for teens

Choosing the best mystery books for teens is no easy task; the genre isn’t the most popular when it comes to young adult fiction, but of the many out there, there are just so many that are really, really great. And, unlike other genres, there is a good pedigree of …

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7 more books for Indigenous Heritage Month

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Local author wants to inspire change through new books

Aspiring local author Melisha Singh recently celebrated the launch of her inspirational books “Visitations Of The Holy Kind” and “Time To Love You” at the Savera Hotel in Kharwastan this weekend. The 36-year-old had just published her very first novel earlier this month, “Time To Love You,” which was Singh’s …

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