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Banned Books History & Overview – #banned

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The History of Banned Books A book may be considered a banned book if the work has been banned in the past. We still discuss...

Bestseller ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Insanity

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Adapting a book into a book into a movie is often a huge driver for book sales, but this is ridiculously amazing! The Crazy...

Beginnings: ‘A Glimmer of Hope’

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Steve McHugh's A Glimmer of Hope centers around the life and times of a young college student, Layla Cassidy. She's smart and beautiful, as...

Syria Speaks – A Detention Controversy

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The detention of a British woman, Faizah Shaheen, on her way back from her honeymoon in Turkey speaks greater volumes than (perhaps) anything else...

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

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Catcher in the Rye
To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...

Mrs. Dalloway – Dangerous to Live

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Virginia Woolf focused on the life of an "ordinary" woman, when she wrote Mrs. Dalloway. Like James Joyce's Ulysses (published just a few years earlier, in 1922),...

Who’s Ready for the Return of Mary Poppins?

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Umbrellas - Mary Poppins
Think The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods, but with the fancy and whimsy of Mary Poppins. And, for that matter, go back...

The Passing of ‘The Field of Dreams’ Author WP Kinsella

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Although he wrote more than 30 books (fiction, nonfiction and poetry), we probably remember WP Kinsella best for Shoeless Joe, the book that inspired...

The Art of Hiding

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I hid under the cover with a flashlight and a good book, and prayed that my dad didn't notice the telltale glow. I'd create...

Tessie Tames Her Tongue #ReadYourWorld

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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...

Book Versions of Anna – Perspective on Translation

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When I'm speaking of Anna, I'm talking about Anna Karenina, one of the most famous and tumultuous novels by Leo Tolstoy. It's a torrid...