San Diego’s Laotian community pushes for a place in California history books

Members of San Diego’s Laotian community have launched a statewide movement to get their history added to California textbooks. Lao Advocacy Organization San Diego, or LaoSD, formed last fall after then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that added lessons on the Vietnamese American refugee experience,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New Fans, New Books: Change Comes to San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Comic-Con featured the usual mobs of fans searching for movie and TV stars but the show also reflects ongoing change in the fan community, and publishers are presenting a broader selection of titles aimed at women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time capsule revealing bits of San Diego history from 1961 is opened

Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh reached back in time as he pulled bits of San Diego history out of the narrow copper box. Newspapers, coins, stamps, government documents, history books, audio tapes and microfilm were among the contents. The time capsule had been sealed for nearly 56 years,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Debut Books and Highlights

Highlights at this year's SDCC including a celebration of the Jack Kirby Centennial that features a souvenir book and a new Kirby hardcover reprint volume from IDW, as well as debut books from Fantagraphics, First Second, Top Shelf and others. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book Truck Hits the San Diego Streets

Fondo de Cultura Económica (FCE), based in Mexico City, is one of the largest publishers in Latin America and has had an office in San Diego since 1990. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Post-Amazon, Goodreads Still a Place for Book Lovers

Director of author marketing, Pat Brown, spoke about how the company remains, even after being acquired by Amazon, a place for authors and their fans. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The History of Books Chronicled in ‘Books’

Although book historian Martyn Lyons has already published a half-dozen titles about books and reading, he still uncovered surprises about the subject while researching his forthcoming Books: A Living History, an illustrated overview of books in every form as well as the growth of the publishing... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Readers stuck at home need books — and community. Here’s how to access them.

There are plenty of ways to access paperbacks, audiobooks, story time and more without leaving the house. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-21 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Clare Pooley | 'It is a book about the importance of community in a world where we are more connected than ever but more lonely than ever'

The sought-after first novel by former blogger Clare Pooley exposes the need for connection in the age of social media Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-20 07:25:26 UTC ]
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Books Help Seekers Find Spiritual Practices in Strange Places

Fewer and fewer people identify as religious in the traditional sense, but unconventional spiritual practices are on the rise, as evidenced by several new books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Without Places to Gather, Debut Novelists Reimagine Book Promotion

First-time novelists with books out or coming soon talk about their changes of plans and how they’re spending these unusual days. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-18 20:00:14 UTC ]
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Rick Atkinson Wins American History Book Prize

The award from the New-York Historical Society honors the first installment of his planned trilogy about the American Revolution, which emphasizes the conflict’s costs and uncertainties. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-03-17 12:00:06 UTC ]
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Still a bad person after watching The Good Place? Michael Schur is writing a book for you.

Today, Simon & Schuster announced their acquisition of the first book by Michael Schur, creator of postmodern morality play and philosophical sitcom The Good Place, otherwise known as the best thing on television for a while there. How to Be Good: A Definitive Answer for Exactly What to Do,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-10 16:57:41 UTC ]
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Before 'American Dirt,' a history of Oprah's Book Club controversies

Oprah Winfrey first launched Oprah's Book Club on Sept. 16, 1996, 10 years into "The Oprah Winfrey Show," one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in television history. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-10 14:00:38 UTC ]
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10 of the Biggest Book Deals in History

Ever wonder just how big a book deal payout can be? One reader ranked ten of the biggest book deals in history. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-24 11:33:50 UTC ]
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New editions of six Stanisław Lem books place the sci-fi icon back in the spotlight.

This month, science fiction fans and Solaris lovers everywhere have cause to celebrate: six newly-illustrated editions of work by the late Polish author Stanisław Lem (1921-2006) are being published by The MIT Press. Lem’s influence on science fiction has been compared to that of authors like... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-20 16:57:37 UTC ]
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So many languages, so few books: Libraries struggle to reflect places they serve

Libraries across Southern California are aiming to serve the immigrant readers of rapidly changing cities by purchasing books in a variety of languages. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-17 13:00:04 UTC ]
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A History of Buying Books Onto the Bestseller List

Donald Trump Jr's Triggered hit the New York Times bestseller list with a dagger, an indication of bulk buys. It's far from the first book to do so. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-06 11:35:08 UTC ]
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Read Harder 2020: A Picture Book With A Human Main Character From A Marginalized Community

Read these spectacular picture books featuring human main characters from a marginalized community. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-01-06 11:32:03 UTC ]
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State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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