I stopped reading because I couldn't see myself in books. So I wrote one instead | Gary Lonesborough

As a queer Indigenous kid, Gary Lonesborough was alienated by the books he read. He hopes his new YA book gives a child like him the acceptance he never hadI’ve had a long relationship with telling stories. It hasn’t always been good.Mum and Dad were storytellers. They would tell stories to me and my siblings when we were little, and I’ve loved telling my own stories ever since. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-28 21:00:04 UTC ]
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I stopped reading because I couldn't see myself in books. So I wrote one instead | Gary Lonesborough

As a queer Indigenous kid, Gary Lonesborough was alienated by the books he read. He hopes his new YA book gives a child like him the acceptance he never hadI’ve had a long relationship with telling stories. It hasn’t always been good.Mum and Dad were storytellers. They would tell stories to me... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-28 21:00:04 UTC ]
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'Harry Potter' set at an HBCU? LaDarrion Williams wrote the book he always wanted to read

'Blood at the Root,' LaDarrion Williams' first novel in a three-book deal — a series that centers on a Black boy in a YA fantasy saga — is the kind of fiction he wishes existed when he was a kid. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2024-05-03 10:00:51 UTC ]
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Stop Doomscrolling About Israel and Palestine—Read These Books Instead

The Atlantic’s books editor prescribes these titles as antidotes to the quick and dirty ways people are communicating on social media. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2023-10-27 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Marcus Rashford's book club couldn't come at a better time – children's reading is at a 15-year low

Research shows action is needed to get more kids reading for pleasure – especially those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2020-11-20 16:53:51 UTC ]
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Someone wrote a children’s book based on The Office and I will never let my child read it.

I do not understand why you would turn to The Office for anything other than its grimly comic tableaux of late-capitalist malaise and self-deluded mediocrity. Apparently I have missed its potential to teach 4- to 8-year-olds the “importance of teamwork” and “that it’s always OK to ask for help.”... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-25 21:39:17 UTC ]
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At Leipzig Book Fair: Young Germans’ Engagement With Books and Reading

Results of a new study presented at Leipzig Book Fair show young Germans reading more but later, buying fewer books but at higher prices. The post At Leipzig Book Fair: Young Germans’ Engagement With Books and Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2024-03-25 20:27:54 UTC ]
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Book Banning Will Not Stop at Schools: Book Censorship News, January 12, 2024

Public libraries need to prepare for what's happening at school libraries to happen to them. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-12 11:40:00 UTC ]
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De Los | Reads: 9 books to read during the holidays by Latinx authors

If you want inspiration for the new year, the nonfiction section has a self-care title that promises a meditative reading and a graphic novel about the Latinx leaders who changed the history of the U.S. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-12-13 18:42:26 UTC ]
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13 Book Clubs New September 2023 Picks, From Reese’s Book Club To Mocha Girls Read

What are the book clubs reading this month? Dive into eight picks for September book clubs and learn how to join the conversation. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-09-15 10:36:00 UTC ]
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8 YA Book Club Books To Read For Great Discussions

Find your YA book club reading list, with YA book club books on a wide range of topics and exploring many different genres. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-09-05 10:33:00 UTC ]
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Publishing On and Off the Page: A Reading List of Books About Book People

Readers love to read about book people almost as much as writers love to write about them (I love to do both). My latest novel, On Fire Island, follows uber-talented young book editor, Julia Gold and literary wunderkind, Benjamin Morse, through their journeys on and off the page. Threaded in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-05-26 08:52:35 UTC ]
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Freedom to Read Advocates Warn of Proposed ‘Book Rating’ Bill in Texas, Rising Book Bans in Missouri

While still in the early stages of the legislative process, the proposed bill in Texas would require publishers to develop a new rating system for books, and would give Texas state officials the power to bar schools from doing business with publishers who do not comply with the state’s directives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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We Wrote a Book About Why Audible Won’t Sell Our Book...and Snuck It Onto Audible

In his new book with Rebecca Giblin, 'Chokepoint Capitalism,' Cory Doctorow explores how large companies have positioned themselves between consumers and creatives and with a new Kickstarter campaign once again takes aim at the world's dominant audiobook platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How To Fake That You Read the Book Club Book

Follow my lead and no one will find out that you didn't read the book club book. Step one: praise the art of bookbinding. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-08-05 10:34:00 UTC ]
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Book Club Books to Read This Summer and Fall

Looking for the best book club books for summer and fall 2022? This guide has something for every kind of book club. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-06-24 10:32:00 UTC ]
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25 Best Book Club Books for 2022 Reading

If you’re looking for the best book club books, 2022 releases have a ton to offer! Check out our picks for fiction and nonfiction, like How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-01-05 11:31:00 UTC ]
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This village was a book capital. What happens when people stop buying so many books?

Redu, Belgium, was for decades a destination for book lovers. But now more than half of its bookstores have closed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-12-26 14:43:23 UTC ]
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‘B-Side Books’ adds to your must-read stack with the best books you’ve never heard of

Launched in 2017, the essay series celebrates literature of “unsung, under-recognized genius.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-10 12:53:00 UTC ]
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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Powell’s Books will stop selling books through Amazon due to its “detrimental impact” on stores.

With this year’s Independent Bookstore Day occurring at a particularly rough time for booksellers, the iconic Powell’s Books in Portland has decided to make a statement and stop selling through Amazon. In a statement, owner Emily Powell notes that the occasion, this year, feels “especially... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-27 19:29:44 UTC ]
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