An American Boy and His Jamaican Nanny: A Conversation with Ross Kenneth Urken

“UNLIKE MOST JEWISH BOYS from New Jersey, I have a Jamaican accent,” writes Ross Kenneth Urken in Another Mother, his memoir in which he goes in search of both his recollections of the Jamaican nanny who raised him and all of the things he never knew about her before she died. He writes, Throughout my […] The post An American Boy and His Jamaican Nanny: A Conversation with Ross Kenneth Urken appeared first on Los Angeles Review of Books. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-11-24 20:00:33 UTC ]
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Revisiting Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s ‘All American Boys’

In 2015, Kekla Magoon wrote for the Book Review about “All American Boys,” a Y.A. novel written by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely about a black teenager and a white teenager grappling with an instance of police brutality. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-08 14:54:04 UTC ]
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Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Anansi Boys will be adapted for TV

Author 'really thrilled' that American Gods and Anansi Boys will finally reach the screenTwo Neil Gaiman books are to hit the small screen at last – his 2001 novel American Gods and the sort-of follow-up Anansi Boys.Gaiman confirmed on his journal that American Gods – which up to last November... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Oxford American, one of the great lit mags of the American South, gets a facelift.

If you pick up the newest edition of Oxford American, the quarterly general-interest literary magazine founded in 1992 and best known for its annual Southern music issues, you’ll notice a bold design aesthetic: the conspicuous dearth of cover lines, a prominent masthead, a thick, granular... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-11 20:06:33 UTC ]
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Should boys read boys?

Is it really true that boys want to read books about boys, written by men? Or is this narcissism and sexism of the saddest, most damaging kind? Night School author CJ Daugherty makes the case that books should be gender free. What do you think? Join the discussion on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks, on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Conversation with Actress and Audiobook Narrator Yetide Badaki

Nigerian-American writer, producer, and actress Yetide Badaki, well known for acting in the TV series This Is Us and American Gods, comes from a family of storytellers. She recalls sitting by the fire as a youth and listening to her elders. “Storytelling is such a part of just being,” she says.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-20 08:48:10 UTC ]
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American publisher Levine promises ‘beloved’ titles from his new independent list

American publisher Arthur A Levine has launched the first titles fro his new independent children’s publisher Levine Querido in the UK. Levine founded Levine Querido last April after 23 years as the publisher of Scholastic Inc imprint Arthur A Levine Books. One of the driving forces that led him... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-14 12:12:21 UTC ]
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Korean American experience resonates in ‘The Prince of Mournful Thoughts’

The longing for connection, for belonging, is woven throughout a dozen short stories in Caroline Kim’s superlative debut collection. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Korean American experience resonates in ‘The Prince of Mournful Thoughts’

The longing for connection, for belonging, is woven throughout a dozen short stories in Caroline Kim’s superlative debut collection. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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The Magic of Plot and Catharsis: A Conversation with Smith Henderson and Jon Marc Smith

LET’S DISPENSE WITH the small surprises up front. The latest outing from Smith Henderson, acclaimed author of what others might call literary fiction — his award-winning 2014 debut, Fourth of July Creek — is indeed a thriller. And it’s not a solo endeavor — he’s teamed up with a friend, Jon Marc... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-11 12:30:47 UTC ]
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FX Taps Chefs to Redefine the American Pie for Fargo Season 4

When Season 4 of FX's Fargo was slated to premiere in April, the network planned to promote the anthology crime series with a pop-up pie shop in Los Angeles. The Covid-19 pandemic not only postponed production and the premiere date, but FX's initial experiential plans as well. While Fargo... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-10-09 14:07:55 UTC ]
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New Children's Book Gives Boys Who Love Ballet A Chance To Feel Seen

John Robert Allman's "Boys Dance!" explains how fancy footwork can pay off at school and in sports, while spotlighting male role models in the art form. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-10-07 14:25:30 UTC ]
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Asian-American Identity: Gold House Book Club Opens This Month

'Championing authentic Asian representation through media to reshape public opinion,' Gold House opens a new book club. The post Asian-American Identity: Gold House Book Club Opens This Month appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-02 19:22:27 UTC ]
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A long, fearsome history of American hurricanes

Eric Jay Dolin on the storms that have sunk explorers’ ships and swamped today’s cities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Merriam-Webster Has Strong Words For Trump’s Debate Take On Proud Boys

According to the dictionary publisher, "stand back" means to take a few steps backward while "stand by" means to be or to get ready to act. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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American faces prison in Thailand over bad hotel review

Wesley Barnes sued by resort owner after posting negative comments on TripadvisorAn American man is facing two years in prison in Thailand after posting negative online reviews of a hotel resort.The Sea View Resort in Koh Chang accused Wesley Barnes of “a slanderous campaign” over the reviews,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-29 12:25:01 UTC ]
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Embracing the Wildness of Diaspora: A Conversation with K-Ming Chang

My correspondence with K-Ming Chang began with fan mail. I had recently read her flash fiction story Gloria in Split Lip—a knife-sharp story about queerness, shame, and faith—and instantly devoured the rest of her fiction and her poetry, moved by the possibilities in her writing. A Kundiman... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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PRH Opens ‘The Conversation’ To ‘Sustain Antiracist Engagement’

Penguin Random House launches The Conversation, a hub of content collections 'to combat racism and end racial inequities'—meant for families, educators, and businesses. The post PRH Opens ‘The Conversation’ To ‘Sustain Antiracist Engagement’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-22 19:17:06 UTC ]
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Surviving the Discomfort: A Conversation with Claudia Rankine

CLAUDIA RANKINE’S Just Us: An American Conversation completes a vital trilogy that includes Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Rankine’s fluid artistry is complex and human. Twenty-one intimate, and collaborative, essays, in verso and recto format, swerve... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-09-21 12:30:23 UTC ]
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Man in the Maze: A Conversation with Robert Silverberg

THE LONG AND VARIED career of science fiction author Robert Silverberg can almost be viewed as a microcosm of the genre’s development over the past seven decades. Starting out in the world of fandom, Silverberg edited a popular zine in the early 1950s, then turned to professional writing during... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-09-18 15:00:52 UTC ]
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