Hong Kong Central Library

Banning Democracy Books in Hong Kong Library Shelves

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) ordered the removal of nine titles from library shelves in Hong Kong, citing potential "security law...

The Voice of the Tiger’s Wife

Téa Obreht’s debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, is a mix of folklore, war story, and magical realism. With this bestselling novel, she...

Tessie Tames Her Tongue #ReadYourWorld

Multicultural Children's Books Day is here for 2018 (1/27/2018), and we were thrilled to review Tessie Tames Her Tongue, by Melissa Martin, Ph.D., with illustrations...
Organize Books

Top 5 Ways to Organize Your Books

There really are a million and one (and probably more) ways to organize your book shelves. And, yes, if you're around books for any...

Burn, Burn Away – Fahrenheit 451, Censorship … The Media Storm

This year has, in many ways, been a page out of a science fiction novel -- with fires, hurricanes, and other battles that took place in...

If you had to memorize a book, which would it be?

In Fahrenheit 451, Montag famously joins a community of outsiders who have each committed one book to memory. The author of that famously banned...
Jacob's Dress

Banned Book: ‘Jacob’s New Dress’

Jacob's New Dress, by Ian and Sarah Hoffman, is suddenly at the very center of a whirlwind of controversy and debate, as the very latest...
Humanity

Holding Humanity in Open Hand…

​It's Human Rights Month in commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the U.N. General Assembly in December 1948. Eleanor...
Gatsby

Within and Without – ‘The Great Gatsby’

With The Great Gatsby and other works, F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicled the Jazz Age of the 1920's. But, he also lived the life. He...
Evernote

Top 4 Tools to Track Characters

When you're reading, you may just want to enjoy the book -- without regard to what is happening, or who is making all the...

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