21 Must-Read Books for 12th Graders by Authors of Color

From contemporary and historical fiction to science fiction and fantasy, including Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, these 21 books are must-reads for 12th graders. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-03 10:33:00 UTC ]
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Los Angeles Times Book Club reads ‘The Library Book’

Just in time for summer reading, the Los Angeles Times Book Club has chosen “The Library Book” as our first community read and will host a June 25 forum with bestselling author Susan Orlean. Join us as we explore Orlean’s bestseller, a whodunit about the mysterious 1986 fire that gutted Los... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-06 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

The debut book from Kristen Roupenian, whose New Yorker short story “Cat Person” went viral far beyond the scope of most short fiction when it was published earlier this month, has been sold to British publisher Jonathan Cape, the Guardian reports. Roupenian's short story collection, “You Know... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books: Favorite reads of the year from our Critics at Large and more book news

Greetings and salutations! I’m Carolyn Kellogg, Books editor of the L.A. Times with this week’s books newsletter. CRITICS PICKS This week the entire Sunday Calendar section is taken up with critics picks for the year in film, television, theater, music, art — and books. Seven of our Critics at... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taipei Book Fair 2016: Adult Coloring Books a Local Craze

This year's Taipei fair highlighted shifting interest for local readers who are now more interested in history, democracy, capitalism...and adult coloring books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon’s Bestselling Book is an Adult Coloring Book

To the surprise of many, the bestselling title at Amazon US is by Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford, whose adult coloring books are topping the charts. The post Amazon’s Bestselling Book is an Adult Coloring Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Reading Rainbow Host LeVar Burton Binge-Watched Game of Thrones Before He Read the Books

Specs Who LeVar Burton Age 57 Claim to fame Emmy-winning actor (Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation); host and producer of Reading Rainbow; author of the children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm (available Oct. 7) Base Los Angeles Twitter @levarburton What’s the first information you... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Book the Writer service brings authors to book clubs – for a fee

While authors have appeared in person, via Skype or via telephone at book clubs before, Book the Writer has the clubs pay for the author's appearance. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Children's Book Authors Feted at Shanghai Children's Book Fair

On the last day of the inaugural China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair (CCBF), held from November 7-9, the winners of the Golden Pinwheel Awards were announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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E-books vs. print: Most parents prefer reading paper books to their children

A new survey found that more than 70 percent of parents still prefer print books to the iPad when it comes to reading to children. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Book Aid International: Back to School Reading for 290,883

The five-year-old International Excellence Award-winning 'Inspiring Readers' program reaches nearly 300,000 students in the new school year. The post Book Aid International: Back to School Reading for 290,883 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-13 14:14:48 UTC ]
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20 Kids’ Reading Chairs to Snuggle Into With a Good Book

All bets are off as #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen introduces gambler Logan Tanner. He lives the exhilarating life of a professional gambler, but all the glitz and glamor hide a dark and violent past as an extractor—a world that comes rushing back to him when the beautiful... Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-10 10:37:00 UTC ]
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15 books to read this fall

Amanda Gorman, Jodi Picoult and Anthony Doerr all have new books coming out in the months ahead. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-09-09 12:00:00 UTC ]
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15 Must-Read September Children’s Book Releases

Check out some of the amazing  children’s book releases hitting shelves in September, including My Two Border Towns by David Bowles & Erika Meza. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-01 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Reading Women Discusses Books on Incarceration

In this week’s episode, Kendra and Jaclyn discuss books around the theme of incarceration. From the episode: Kendra: My first pick is From the Desk of Zooey Washington by Janae Marks. It’s titled The Faraway Truth in the UK. This was one of our recent Patreon Book Club picks, and we had a great... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-01 08:48:56 UTC ]
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Eloise Greenfield, author whose picture books uplifted Black children, dies at 92

Her dozens of works helped broaden children’s literature so that young African Americans could see themselves, their history and their hopes in the pages of their picture books. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Author Szereto 'horrified and angry' over Amazon fake e-book scam

American author Mitzi Szereto says she has been plagued by fake pornographic e-books listed under her name on Amazon in a similar scam to one which previously targeted commercial women’s writers in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WLT Book Buzz Episode #2 - Reading History: Partition, the Tulsa Race Massacre, Bold Women & More

News and Events In this second episode of WLT Book Buzz, Laura Hernandez & Bunmi Ishola cover 42 books that connect with history. Find out what they read this summer and why these books should be on your shelf. Partition, World War II, the Tulsa Race... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2021-08-04 15:40:39 UTC ]
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10 books to read in August

This month’s list includes a surprisingly serious turn from comedian Cecily Strong and a noir thriller set in 1970s Mexico City. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change?

The Authors Guild's virtual panel "Centering Black Voices: Short-Term Progress or Sustainable Change?," held on July 27, offered a wide-ranging examination of the history and potential of the book industry’s continuing struggle to address diversity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Time Rose 21% in Second Half of 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor's American Time Use survey found that the time Americans spent reading daily increased 21% in the May-December period in 2020 over the comparable period in 2019, rising to 34 minutes per day. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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