Want to Talk About Racism? Sit Next to Frederick Joseph

This debut author has learned not to read the comments about his new book, “The Black Friend.” Some are supportive; others contain death threats. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-12-17 10:00:02 UTC ]
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The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph, Read by Miebaca Yohannes

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens. Miebaka Yohannes narrates The Black Friend with a conversational tone that mirrors Frederick... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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WI15: Unearthing the Roots of Racism: PW Talks with Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

In this conversations with featured speakers, PW checks in with Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, who will discuss Stamped at a panel on Friday, January 24. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Talks with Joseph Telushkin: Legacy of the Rebbe

In his new biography of Menachem M. Schneerson, Joseph Telushkin offers admiring but clear-eyed insight into the life and legacy of the 7th Rebbe of the Lubavitch Chabad movement and explains why the Rebbe is still such a presence in the Chasidic world, 20 years after his death. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fighting Racism at Home and Abroad: PW Talks with Max Brooks

Brooks’s graphic novel "The Harlem Hellfighters" documents the suffering and courage of African-American troops in the Army’s legendary 369th Infantry Regiment of Harlem, N.Y. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Finance

The world's leading financial scientist and a #1 international best-selling author lays out the importance of mastering money matters. (Sponsored.) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-03-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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African speculative fiction is finally getting its due. Let’s talk about books to seek out.

A few of the fresh voices: Tade Thompson, Nnedi Okorafor, Sofia Samatar and Suyi Davies Okungbowa. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Let’s Talk About Hard Things’ makes a compelling case that we should

Anna Sale’s book — an offshoot of her podcast — shows readers the value of opening up about death, sex, money and other subjects. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Jessica Bruder talks Nomadland

“Nomadland,” a film inspired by and featuring non-actor sources from journalist Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book of the same name, just swept the Academy Awards. Both book and film explore the life of America’s “new nomads,” who live without traditional housing since losing their savings in... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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John Grisham talks basketball — and books

The best-selling author and Virginia Cavaliers fan discusses his new novel, “Sooley.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Inelegant Connections: PW Talks with Will McPhail

Popular 'New Yorker' cartoonist Will McPhail branches out with his first long form graphic novel 'In', to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: MPLS Sound by Joseph Illidge, Hannibal Tabu and Meredith Laxton

'MPLS Sound' is a new graphic novel by Joe Illidge, Hannibal Tabu, and Meredith Laxton that explores the music scene in 1970s Minneapolis and the impact of Prince through the experiences of Starchild, a fictional band organized by Theresa, a young guitarist. In this 8-page preview, a surprised... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Let’s talk about the best — and newest — science fiction and fantasy story collections

Writings by Brenda Peynado, Elizabeth Hand, Izumi Suzuki, Bruce Sterling and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Captain Underpants author withdraws book over 'passive racism'

Publisher Scholastic says it will no longer distribute The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the FutureCaptain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has apologised for “harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery” in one of his graphic novels for children, which has been... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-03-29 12:33:28 UTC ]
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Sarah Pinborough, author of ‘Behind Her Eyes,’ talks about that controversial twist

“You’re allowed to hate it,” Pinborough says of the ending of her book — and the show. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Let’s talk about wonderful Indian science-fiction and fantasy novels

Here’s hoping more books like “The Calcutta Chromosome” and “Machinehood” will reach a wider audience. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Tracking the 'Nones' Tide: PW Talks to Ryan P. Burge

Burge’s book, 'The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going' (Fortress, out now), cites research listing atheists and agnostics each at 6% of the U.S. population, while 20% identify as “nothing in particular." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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We need to talk about disability

Before I write about my experiences of being disabled and working in publishing, I need to add a caveat. I love this industry. I had so much fun whilst working in it. It’s full of incredibly kind and hard-working and empathetic and passionate people. Most of my managers over the years went above... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Racism targets some but works against everybody

Racist policy choices ultimately deprive society as a whole, writes Heather McGhee. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Waterstones shuts Brentwood store after lease talks fail

Waterstones is closing its branch in Brentwood, Essex, saying it was unable to renegotiate the lease. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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