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Charles Frazier Wants You to Wait Before Reading the Classics “‘Over the years,’ says the historical novelist, whose new book is ‘The Trackers,’ ‘I’ve come to realize that many great books we were assigned to read in school are far more enjoyable and have more to say when approached later in life.’” I was attracted …

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Celebrate Earth Day!

Related Post: Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22 since 1970 to encourage people to protect the environment. Test your knowledge of environmental protection and learn about programs like The Canopy Project and issues like sustainable fashion by clicking here: Earth Day 2023 And you can celebrate with reading by checking out this article: …

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How saying “me” or “we” changes your psychological response — and the response of other people “Considering the perspectives of others has important benefits for individuals and for society. There is one easy way to do it.” Susan Gelman, the Heinz Werner Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, discusses the implicit …

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A Veteran of the Book-Banning Wars on the Importance of Speaking Out Claudia Johnson is a nationally recognized advocate for free speech, author of Stifled Laughter: One Woman’s Story About Fighting Censorship—nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1994—and winner of the inaugural PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award for her “extraordinary efforts to restore banned literary …

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Two sides to a story: why feminist retellings are filling our bookshelves “From Nineteen Eighty-Four’s Julia to Shakespeare’s Rosaline, the trend for a new perspective on a familiar tale is continuing apace. Authors and publishers explain what old stories tell us about today” Writers talk about an important topic. Giving a voice to people who …

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A large, brown building taking up most of a city block, labeled "Tacoma Public Library." Several cars are parked in front of the building, and a bicycle is chained to a signpost outside the entrance.

Library Snapshot Day

(Feature image: Main Branch, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA) Today is Library Snapshot Day! This day is celebrated in 38 states of the U.S. some time in the first half of each year, and for 2023 that day is today. But Library Snapshot Day is no April Fool’s joke: It is an engaging way to …

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Book covers: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen; Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet; A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris; The Banana King by Rich Cohen; The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings; To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara; Hawaii by James Michener

6 Degrees of Separation

This month’s starting point is Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run. first degree Another autobiographical work with a title that begins with the word born is Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet. second degree Another book with the word blue in the title is Michael …

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Reviewer Jeana Jorgensen Interviews Thomas Cirotteau, Coauthor of Lady Sapiens: Breaking Stereotypes about Prehistoric Women The book Lady Sapiens “corrects mistaken stereotypes about prehistory, asserting the primacy of women in past societies and honoring the foremothers who advanced civilization with their art, knowledge, and power,” writes reviewer Jeana Jorgensen. “In reality,” she notes, “early women …

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