‘Sick of Reading about White Boys and Dogs,’ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks

#1000BlackGirlBooks is a project headed by an 11-year-old in Philadelphia who wants to promote diversity in children's books. The post ‘Sick of Reading about White Boys and Dogs,’ 11-Year-Old Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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Mirror launches year-long reading campaign

The Daily Mirror is to run a We Love Reading campaign, backed by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sales fell 11% year-on-year in second quarter, Nielsen estimates

Book sales fell 11% by volume year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020, estimates by Nielsen suggest, although there have been gains on 2019 since bookshops reopened. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’

Just launched this month, Croatia's 'free reading zone', funded by government and private donors, is intended to offer thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors. The post Naming Itself a Free Reading Zone, Zagreb Launches ‘Croatia Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Reading Agency launches £2.1m elderly reading project

The Reading Agency is launching a project to provide reading activities for older people thanks to a £2.1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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These Pictures Of Dogs Taken Over a 12-Year Span Will Make You Hug a Dog

Photographer Amanda Jones talks to Co.Create about her book, Dog Years, in which she revisits her canine photo subjects after 12 years.A parody video last year called Cathood teased the idea of Richard Linklater's real-time aging epic Boyhood, if it were about pets. A new coffee table book... Continue reading at Fast Company

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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

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Duchess of Cornwall launches Reading Room book club

The Duchess of Cornwall has launched a book club-style online hub of reading recommendations and author interviews on Instagram. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Year in Reading: Farooq Ahmed

When I was young my parents enrolled me in a speed-reading course, which was held in what felt like the basement of a used bookstore on a former main street in a town just west of Kansas City. The post A Year in Reading: Farooq Ahmed appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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National TV Ad Sales Shrank 11% This Year, But Are Bouncing Back

In the U.S. and around the world, the third quarter of 2020 wasn't a pretty one for traditional advertising revenue. But digital media is looking up. According to Magna's latest quarterly advertising forecast, U.S. linear advertising revenues for 2020 (which include linear TV, linear radio,... Continue reading at AdWeek

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A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson

For me, the book of the year was David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years. The post A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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A Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path wins oddest book title of the year

Anthropological study of metaphor takes 2020 Diagram prize, pulling ahead of Introducing the Medieval Ass in public voteA Dog Pissing at the Edge of a Path has beaten Introducing the Medieval Ass to win the Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.Both books are academic studies, with the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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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

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L J Ross launches Read, Write, Walk North East

Author L J Ross is to launch an arts initiative, offering community grants, promoting literacy and encouraging tourism in The North East.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The 20 reads book people actually want this year

Check out our 2020 holiday book gift guide for the best non-fiction and fiction picks for literary enthusiasts on your list. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Little Free Library Launches Read in Color Diversity Initiative

Little Free Library is partnering with a Minneapolis creative agency to launch Read in Color, an initiative designed to prompt more people of all ages to read diverse books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Penguin launches project to boost diversity in GCSE reading lists

Lit in Colour, the publisher’s partnership with the Runnymede Trust, hopes to redress imbalances in English literature coursesThe book publisher Penguin Random House has teamed up with the thinktank the Runnymede Trust to boost diversity in reading lists in schools.The partnership – Lit in... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Reading Agency launches challenge for teachers

The Reading Agency has launched an online reading challenge for teachers in partnership with the Open University. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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11 Black Sci-Fi Authors To Read Right Now

Get to know the work of these Black science fiction authors, from the established and prolific to debut authors shaking up the genre like Cinderella is Dead author Kalynn Bayron. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Hodder Faith and St Andrew's Bookshop launch The Big Church Read

Hodder Faith, in partnership with mini-chain St Andrew’s Bookshop, will launch a national church book club this autumn, to be known as The Big Church Read. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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