More than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students have vaped marijuana, study finds

Japanese author Haruki Murakami has said said he doesn't want to be considered for the New Academy Prize, a Swedish literary award established as an alternative to the Nobel Prize for literature. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops 'vital' for high street regeneration, study finds

​Bookshops are playing a "vital" role in the recovery and regeneration of high streets in towns across the UK and Ireland, early findings from a survey have found. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-13 12:21:31 UTC ]
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How notoriously private poet Mary Oliver once saved a depressed high school student’s life.

On this day in 1935, the highly acclaimed poet Mary Oliver was born in Maple Heights, Ohio. Oliver, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and later the National Book Award for Poetry in 1992, was by all accounts a private person who sought solace in the natural world. Throughout the course of her... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-10 15:24:16 UTC ]
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At a Chicago high school, helping refugee students navigate American life

They deal with homework, teenage romance — and often, larger burdens, Elly Fishman writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-27 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicago High School Students Get Free Digital Access to Obama's 'A Promised Land'

All Chicago Public Schools high school students and staff can freely access the e-book and digital audio of 'A Promised Land' through December 31, 2020, via OverDrive's Sora app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-24 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Only half of pre-school children being read to daily, UK study finds

Survey finds proportion of toddlers having story time fell by a fifth in five years The proportion of toddlers being read to every day has dropped by a fifth over the last five years, according to research warning that the decline is a significant threat to child development.The annual... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #5: Sue Kowalski, School Librarian at Pine Grove Middle School

Years before Covid-19, when Sue Kowalski's library was closed for a building renovation and her students scattered across her district, she came up with an innovative solution to stay engaged: she bought a used RV and drove from school to school. The pandemic, however, has presented a larger... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New Right to Read Bill Expands School Library Access, Students’ Rights to Read

The Right to Read Act was introduced in Congress October 6. Here's what it is and how it could impact libraries and book bans nationwide. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-10-10 14:39:31 UTC ]
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My Cyborg Future: Alice Wong on Prophetic High School Poetry and Processing Pain

“All responses to the world take place within our bodies.” –Gloria Anzaldúa * In putting together my book and making selections from past work, I desperately wanted to include a poem from my high school literary magazine to give readers a glimpse of my inner emo goth self. I emailed a librarian... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-07 08:52:12 UTC ]
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Watch the trailer for Tegan and Sara’s High School and fuel your inner indie teenage angst.

TEGAN AND SARA TRAILER DROP, TEGAN AND SARA TRAILER DROP—this is not a drill! If you clicked on this, you’re probably well aware that the beloved sister indie pop duo published a memoir in 2019 called High School. Amazon Freevee (boo) is adapting it into a TV show (yay) starring Railey and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-18 16:25:50 UTC ]
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2 Literary Novels Find the Poetry in Animal Rescue

A Nobel laureate and a future publisher play major roles in Margarita Engle’s “Singing With Elephants” and Michael Morpurgo’s “The Puffin Keeper.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-06-03 04:06:53 UTC ]
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15 Memorable Manga for Middle School Readers

We've curated a list of 15 memorable manga titles for middle schoolers. Find favorites for your young readers! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-05-27 10:36:00 UTC ]
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15 Middle School Book Series to Delight Young Readers

No matter what the middle school reader in your life needs, there is definitely a book series to fill that void, including Front Desk by Kelly Yang and The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire #1) by Tui T. Sutherland. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-26 10:31:00 UTC ]
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Report Finds 'Alarming Spike' In Book Bans In U.S. Schools

Over 1,000 books were banned in schools in the past year, with bans disproportionately targeting books on race and the LGBTQ community. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2022-04-07 19:26:40 UTC ]
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Many Americans distrust emerging technology, new study finds

For more than a century, popular science fiction has promised us a future filled with robotics and AI technologies. In 2022, many of those dreams are being realized — computers recognize us on sight and cars can drive themselves, we’re building intelligent exoskeletons that multiply our strength... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2022-03-31 17:00:38 UTC ]
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In-Betweens: 2 Middle Grade Novels About the Costs and Benefits of Being 11

The National Book Award finalists Leslie Connor and Sara Zarr explore that frustrating time between childhood and adolescence. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2022-02-11 05:19:32 UTC ]
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Usborne snaps up Owen's 'high-octane' middle grade debut

Usborne has snapped up YA author David Owen’s first foray into middle-grade fiction, billed as “an irresistibly funny, high-octane” adventure series with eco themes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-21 20:50:48 UTC ]
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ALA Accepting Applications for $2 Million in NEH-funded Covid-19 Relief Grants

Up to 200 U.S. libraries of all types will be selected to receive $10,000 grants to support, restore, and sustain their core activities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Just 0.7% of GCSE English Lit students study writers of colour, PRH research shows

Research commissioned by Penguin Random House has revealed only 0.7% of English Literature GCSE students in England study a book by a writer of colour while only 7% study a book by a woman. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-28 22:57:04 UTC ]
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Joanna Ho Knows the Virtue of Patience. She’s a High School Vice Principal

Her debut picture book is a best seller, but the road to get there wasn’t always easy. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-05-27 09:00:04 UTC ]
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