Panel Mania: Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, and Ryan Estrada

'Banned Book Club' by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju, and Ryan Estrada is the true story of Hyun Sook’s years as a South Korean college student under the brutal military regime of the early 1980s. In this 11-page excerpt a naive and apolitical Hyun Sook meets the fearless student members of a book club that will eventually transform her life as a student and as a citizen. 'Banned Book Club' will be published this month by Iron Circus Comics. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lambda Legal, ACLU Sue to Block Iowa Anti-LGBTQ Book Banning Law

Signed by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds in May, SF 496, among its provisions, bans books with depictions of written or visual sex from school libraries, and prohibits instruction and materials involving gender identity and sexual orientation for students through sixth grade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-29 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What to Do When You Hate Your Own Book Club Pick

So you picked the book club book and it turns out you hate it. Whoops! A reader offers tips for what to do next. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-11-27 11:33:00 UTC ]
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ACLU, Parents, and Students Sue Alaska School District Over Book Bans

The suit, filed on behalf of six parents of minor children and two students who are over the age of 18 in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough school district, seeks the return of 56 books said to be improperly banned from school shelves. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-21 05:00:00 UTC ]
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It took 28 years, but this book club finally finished reading Finnegans Wake

After 28 years, a book club in Venice, Calif., has finally finished reading Finnegans Wake by James Joyce — but the club's founder Gerry Fialka would argue you're never really done reading it. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-11-14 22:49:00 UTC ]
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How to watch AI Book Club Night with authors Fei-Fei Li and Joy Buolamwini

Fei-Fei Li, author of "The Worlds I See," and Joy Buolamwini, author of "Unmasking AI," join the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-11-14 20:40:08 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey by Edel Rodriquez

This graphic memoir is a classic immigrant tale, illuminating the political repression characterizing the society author Edel Rodriquez escaped in Cuba—and rebuking its rising right-wing political presence. An 11-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘The Manuscripts Club,’ by Christopher de Hamel

The bibliophiles in Christopher de Hamel’s lavishly illustrated book ensured the survival of medieval texts over centuries. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-11-11 10:00:39 UTC ]
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Book Club Picks for November 2023

Oprah selects Jesmyn Ward's new novel, 'Good Morning America' spotlights Stephanie Land's latest memoir, and more of this month's picks by the nation's biggest book clubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Ending Censorship Applies to Prison, Too: A Prison Banned Book Week News Roundup, 2023

U.S. prisons have banned tens of thousands of books and remain the largest purveyors of censorship. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-30 10:40:00 UTC ]
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Oprah Announces 103rd Book Club Pick

Oprah has chosen her 103rd book club pick. It's the latest from a two-time National Book Award winner and one of our great modern writers. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-24 17:43:43 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House launches high schoolers’ award to combat book bans

The publisher’s $10,000 Freedom of Expression prize invites teens to write about a banned book that changed their life, against a backdrop of rising censorshipPublisher Penguin Random House has launched a new writing award in the US celebrating freedom of expression in response to a rise in... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-10-24 12:34:56 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: 'Pill Hill' by Nicholas Breutzman

Nicholas Breutzman's graphic memoir 'Pill Hill' is a deeply distressing tale of his former spouse’s drug addiction and mental illness and his desperate efforts to protect his children—plus an entertaining account of finding new love. A nine-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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All The Public Libraries Offering Free Access to Banned Books: A Comprehensive Guide

A comprehensive guide to the public libraries offering free access to banned books. Here's where and how. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-10-23 10:40:00 UTC ]
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How to watch Martin Baron discuss 'Collision of Power' at the L.A. Times Book Club

Editor Martin Baron will discuss "Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos and the Washington Post" at L.A. Times Book Club night at USC. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-10-11 21:08:41 UTC ]
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Banned Book Buses Roll Out for October

Three book buses—from MoveOn, PRH, and the 'New Republic'—are on the move this October, spreading awareness about the freedom to read and giving away copies of frequently challenged books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Panel Mania: '40 Men and 12 Rifles' by Marcelino Truong

In his new work, the author of 'Such a Lovely Little War' and 'Saigon Calling' switches from memoir to graphic fiction to continue his story about the course of the Vietnam War. An 11-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Children’s Books Edition: PRH’s ‘Banned Wagon’ Rolls Sunday

As Banned Books Week opens its October 1 to 7 run, Penguin Random House is taking some of the most attacked books on the road. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Taking the Fight on the Road t Frankfurter Buchmesse (October 18 to 22), programming on tap in many parts of the... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-09-30 01:09:21 UTC ]
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Banned Books Week by the Numbers

As Banned Books Week 2023 gets underway, new data shows that an organized right-wing political movement is continuing to drive a surge in censorship attempts in schools and libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Frightfully-Fun Halloween Book Club Ideas for Your Next Meeting

Who doesn't want to throw a Halloween book club? Find Halloween book club ideas, decor, party favors, and recommended reads all here! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-09-25 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Lower Trade Sales, Book Club Reorg Dent Scholastic Results

Lower trade book sales and costs associated with the creation of its new School Reading Events business resulted in an operating loss in the quarter at Scholastic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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