Literature books

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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