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URI’s Banned Books Week celebrates and encourages the freedom to read and learn, with events and guest speakers, September 19-23 – URI News

PROVIDENCE, RI, – August 31, 2022 – To celebrate and encourage the freedom to read, the Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Rhode Island will host a series of events during Banned Books Week, August 19-23 September, to raise awareness of censored and contested books. Tiffany D. Jacksonfilmmaker and New […]

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VN publishing industry suffers losses from pirated ebooks

A day after Dan Brown’s popular novel “The Lost Symbol” was released in Vietnam, promising to generate explosive sales, an electronic version of the novel appeared on the Internet, allowing people to download it for free. In just a few days, downloads of the book reached over 100,000. Also in a short time, the content […]

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Worcester teachers stock classrooms with support from UMass Chan

Erika Schmitt Boyle, MEd, pictured at Belmont Community School where she teaches sixth grade reading, is one of 23 teachers in Worcester’s North Quadrant who have received Mini Classroom 2022 grants. This fall, grade six students at Belmont Community School in Worcester will read new books that reflect their own diversity. The books were purchased […]

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State Board of Education postpones social studies curriculum review

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. After facing pressure from conservatives over proposed updates to the state’s social studies curriculum scheduled for this year, the State Board of Education on Tuesday took action to delay the review until 2025. Instead, […]

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In ‘Diary of a Misfit,’ Casey Parks Blends Reporting, Research and Memoir: NPR

The lines are complex. Some people can trace theirs back centuries; others can only go so far back before wars, genocides, the transatlantic slave trade and other horrors interrupted recorded history; still others do not know their origins at all. But not all lines are family and not all ancestors are related by blood or […]

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Best Gambling eBooks

Best Gambling eBooks The game is becoming increasingly popular in Australia, with over 85% of adults taking part. With various legal ways to play, online gambling australia is one of the most attractive for players because of the high incentives offered like bonuses, convenient withdrawal methods and multiple game types you can choose from. The […]

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Reviews | Too much and not enough

Comment this story Comment President Biden’s announcement on his student debt relief plan explained who is eligible and how it works. Megan McArdle’s Aug. 25 op-ed, “Student loan ‘fix’ will only make the problem worse,” explained why she thought it was a bad idea. One of the points many Republicans have made is that it’s […]

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Hall of Fame | A legend and a leader for example

A giant of the game in every way, Martin Johnson has spent his entire professional club career at Leicester Tigers, winning every rugby award, and is now among the club’s first Hall of Fame inductees. England’s Rugby World Cup-winning captain and twice Lions leader, Johnson’s place in history is assured at the highest level, but […]

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Settlement Reached in E-Book Class Actions

TORONTO, August 29, 2022 /CNW/ — To all people in Canada who purchased eBooks in Canada Between April 1, 2010 and March 10, 2017. PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF LAWSUITSClass action lawsuits have been brought against Apple Inc. and Apple Canada Inc. and certain e-book publishers, alleging the price of e-books sold in Canada Between April 1, […]

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Maryville Community Library ‘much more than you can see’

When Roger Shoup couldn’t wait to read a detective series he read as a teenager almost 60 years ago, it was as easy as having a library card to access the books. Shoup, the chairman of the Maryville Community Library board and one of the library’s original founders, only had to wait a few days […]

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Dish pays $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies: What you need to know

Would you terrify yourself for $1,300? That’s what Dish wants to find out. The satellite television network welcomes its third Stephen King Movie Marathon this fall, and is looking for a horror enthusiast to watch 13 movies based on the prolific author’s books. The winning entrant will wear a Fitbit to track their heart rate […]

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Directors receive updates on various Fairfield-Suisun programs

FAIRFIELD — Students are embracing reading, with students and staff having read more than 355,000 books in the past school year, according to the presentation given Thursday to members of the Fairfield-Suisun School District Board of Trustees. Jenn Roush Jenn Roush, assistant director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, was one of many presenters at the […]

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Review: Essays on Modern Segregation in the St. Louis Spotlight | book reviews

By Dale Singer Post-shipment Special A day before the VP Fair on the edge of the St. Louis River in 1987, police closed the Eads Bridge to foot traffic, closing a route many people used between eastern St. Louis and downtown. town. The move followed allegations that a year earlier gangs of black youths had […]

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Review: The Factory of Americans | Book reviews and short stories

MARK KRAMER Tribune of the Stars “The City of Refugees” by Susan Hartman; Beacon Press, 241 pages, $27.95 A number of writers have recently tackled a complex topic crucial to the current, sometimes violent, national “conversation” on immigration: exploring the recent immigrant communities that are revitalizing Rust Belt cities in the heartland of the United […]

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2 works by Alaskan authors selected for the National Book Festival

By Anchorage Daily News Updated: 1 a day ago Published: 1 a day ago “Recess at 20 Below” by Cindy Lou Aillaud and “A Thousand Trails Home, Living with Caribou” by Seth Kantner A pair of books by Alaskan authors have been selected to represent the state at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, […]

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‘Street Librarian’ aims to bring more books to Baltimore kids

Araba Maze is pictured in the aisles of the Central Library in Mount Vernon, Maryland. Taneen Momeni/Baltimore Banner via AP BALTIMORE — Araba Maze noticed neighborhood kids crowding around her as she read children’s books to her niece on her front porch. As she was finishing the narration, one of the children asked, “When are […]

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Three of the best eBooks on offer to read wherever you want

We must keep the habit of reading always present, because it is one of the healthiest habits we can have, because it is able to de-stress us and give us relaxation and peace of mind, whatever the difficulty of our day. This makes the e-books we are talking about today perfect for our daily life, […]

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The Curfew by TM Logan, The Siege by John Sutherland, The Summer Trip by Isabelle Broom, My Unapologetic Diaries by Joan Collins

Janet Gordon, who lives in Takeley, reviews bestsellers and early fiction for India… I was so looking forward to this week for the whole family to decamp to the seaside – including Rollo the dog – for a week’s vacation. And, of course, the first packing item I do is pick out my holiday books. […]

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Award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is the American dream

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who named a California elementary school in his honor, embodies what we hold dear in the pursuit of the American dream. He is a hardworking writer, filmmaker and producer who came to this country from the Philippines, grew up in California and fell in love with words and […]

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For the record, August 26, 2022

For the Record provides information about recent professional activities and honors for University of Delaware faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Recent presentations, nominations and honors include the following: Presentations Antoinette Yostassistant librarian and collection sharing and delivery coordinator at the UD Library, Museums and Press, and Megan GaffneyLibrarian and Head of the Collections and Resource […]

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“Why should adults judge children’s books? » Australian children win prestigious literary awards | Children and teenagers

KIDs aren’t very popular when it comes to children’s book awards. Adults are the ones who judge, decide the winners and, in doing so, dictate which titles get featured in bookstores and on library shelves. But this year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has passed the reins to its target demographic. On Friday, […]

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USA’s Sexuality Education and Counseling Organization Celebrates 50 Years of Sex Education – Golden Gate Xpress

EROS members and the campus community gathered on Tuesday to discuss bodily autonomy and sexual confidence. The sexuality education and referral organization celebrated its 50th anniversary of dedication to promoting a healthy relationship with sexuality on campus on Wednesday. The organization is a student associate program that was started in 1972 and later educated the […]

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Ban the Bible and Anne Frank? Texas book reviews teach the wrong lesson – Herald Democrat

Houston Chronicle There will be titles missing from the shelves this week as Keller ISD students return. Among them: “Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, the Bible and a graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. The Fort Worth-area suburban school district isn’t the first to be swept up in efforts to examine and possibly remove […]

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The Family Study Space Open House is scheduled for September 8

Kelsey Lovewell To celebrate International Literacy Day, University Libraries is inviting caregivers from the campus community to an open house in the new Family Study Space on Level 4 of the Mullins Library from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 8. Refreshments and child-friendly activities will be offered, and […]

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Improving Accessibility with AgVic eBooks | Press Releases | Media Center | About

August 25, 2022 The Agriculture Victoria crop disease guides are being piloted as an AgVic e-book to help improve their accessibility to growers and agronomists. Luise Fanning, Agriculture Victoria Grains Pathology Services project manager, said the annual guides, produced with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), detail the resistance or […]

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Improving Accessibility with AgVic eBooks

The Agriculture Victoria crop disease guides are being piloted as an AgVic e-book to help improve their accessibility to growers and agronomists. Luise Fanning, Agriculture Victoria Grains Pathology Services project manager, said the annual guides, produced with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), detail the resistance or susceptibility of new and commonly […]

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Ban the Bible and Anne Frank? Texas book reviews teach the wrong lesson | Opinion

The following editorial published in the Houston Chronicle August 18: There will be titles missing from the shelves this week as Keller ISD students return. Among them: “Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, the Bible and a graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. The Fort Worth-area suburban school district isn’t the first to be swept […]

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FBISD sparks controversy among some book reviewers | School News

Fort Bend ISD has removed a book from its library shelves and several others have come under scrutiny due to complaints about them in individual classrooms – moves some parents are criticizing as censorship. The news that the district has pulled a title from its shelves comes amid growing national debate over the contents of […]

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Clarkson University listed in Princeton Review’s 388 Best Colleges

Clarkson University is one of the best institutions in the country for undergraduates according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features and recommends Clarkson in the new edition of its annual college guide, The Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition. “We salute Clarkson for his outstanding academics and many other impressive offerings,” said Rob […]

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Meet our new Senior Associate Director for Admissions

My singular desire to attend Yale SOM was simple. Yale was ranked number one for nonprofit management, and still is. As a candidate committed to continuing to work with mission-driven organizations, I saw that SOM was well ahead of its commitment to supporting non-traditional business students who wanted to continue working for governments or organizations […]

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Ban the Bible and Anne Frank? Texas book reviews teach the wrong lesson.

There will be titles missing from the shelves this week as Keller ISD students return. Among them: “Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, the Bible and a graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary. The Fort Worth-area suburban school district isn’t the first to be swept up in efforts to examine and possibly remove books from […]

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A primary school teacher needs books for the library

RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCSC) – As we head into the second week of school for Lowcountry schools, an area media specialist hopes to keep her students excited about reading. For many years, media scholar Ebonie Ervin has created a library environment that helps open the minds of her 300 students to the world around them. She […]

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Beyond the Sensational: Tom Brevoort Explains How Spider-Man Changed Comics

JM DeMatteis, who wrote beloved Spidey tales like ‘Kraven’s Last Hunt’ and also sat in on the conversation in ‘Spider-Man’s Sensational Origins,’ added that humanity and relatability were part of what set him apart. made him fall in love with the character. Lee and Ditko chose to focus more on Peter as an individual than […]

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I also paint pictures! : Kerry James Marshall on Paul Cézanne

By Kerry James Marshall Nowadays, rare are the museums which do not have at least one painting by Cézanne in their collections. Of course, the impressionists he called on are also museum painters. With this museum survey, nearly one hundred and fifteen years after his death, and Cézanne already adored as the father of modern […]

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Why are Kindle ebooks so expensive?

Digital books on Kindle, Nook or Kobo are much more expensive than ever. The big publishers who control the vast majority of the market, control prices and users end up paying more than paperback and in some cases ebooks are more expensive than hardcover books. Why are ebooks so expensive today? Agency model keeps prices […]

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Photography collection moved to the Bird Library

Campus & Community The Syracuse University Libraries photograph collection and associated monographs classified in the TR call number subclass have been temporarily moved from the Carnegie Library to the second floor of the Bird Library. To facilitate the move to facilitate access to this frequently used collection, other materials have been moved within the Bird […]

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New book details the FDNY through four generations of one family

Seen through the eyes of four generations of a family of firefighters, Five floors up is the story of the modern New York City Fire Department. From the days just after the horse-drawn fire truck, to the devastation of the 1970s when the Bronx was burning, to the untold tragedy of 9/11, to the culture-shattering […]

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Finding books to help give kids the best start

Donations: The Greater Shepparton City Council Best Start Program seeks donations of quality children’s books and picture books for its annual Best Start Book Drive. Photo by Unknown Do you have any children’s books gathering dust? Greater Shepparton City Council is seeking donations of quality children’s paintings and picture books for its annual Best Start […]

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2022 NFL Preseason Rookie QB Rankings: Kenny Pickett and Skylar Thompson top five best Week 2 performances

Two weeks of preseason football are almost on the books, which means this year’s rookie quarterbacks are about to make their official debuts. But how did the first-year signallers behave in their last exhibition? We’re glad you asked. Here’s our ranking of the top five QB rookie performances from Week 2 of the 2022 NFL […]

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How many ebooks or manga titles can a Kindle hold?

The Amazon Kindle is the most popular e-reader in the world and it is available in different storage configurations. Users can have a choice of 8GB on the entry-level Kindle or choose between the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 11th Gen 8GB, Signature Edition with 32GB or the Kindle Oasis, which also has a 32GB maximum of […]

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Review: ‘Slenderman’ Compassionately Recounts Heartbreaking Childhood Crime | book reviews

SLENDERMAN: Online obsession, mental illness and violent crime of two Midwestern girls. By Kathleen Hale. grove press. 368 pages. $27. The seemingly insane stabbing of a young girl by two of her classmates in the woods of Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2014 made international headlines when it was learned that the two perpetrators were under the […]

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Banning books is no way to protect young minds

Comment this story Comment Banned books are back in the news. This time around they include not only the usual suspects (Toni Morrison, “The Diary of Anne Frank”) but also the Bible (“any variation”) which we are told was written by “Men who lived a long time ago.” All are on the list of volumes […]

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The imperfect and perfect timing of a children’s book about choice

Comment this story Comment Ben Romano’s timing could be considered really, really bad – or perfect. The DC resident started writing a children’s book at the start of the pandemic. He had never written one before, but that didn’t matter. He had an idea, an idea that he thought was important. And as a songwriter, […]

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Irvine Welsh: “Everything got so loud” | Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh, 63, grew up in Muirhouse, north of Edinburgh, and lives in Oxfordshire, having spent most of the 2010s in Chicago and Miami. The long kniveshis 13th novel, follows that of 2008 Crime, which was screened last year as a six-part BritBox series starring Dougray Scott as DI Ray Lennox. In the new book, […]

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Borrow ebooks, videos and more from your library to save costs

The library is much more than books. With inflation at its highest level in four decades and many households looking to cut their budgets, local libraries want to remind residents of the Lehigh Valley that they can help. “At a time when budgets may be a bit tight, there are other resources that you can […]

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Ryder closes the book on an inspiring career

Decorated ruckman Paddy Ryder has ended his AFL career following an announcement made to his teammates this morning. The 34-year-old will end his career having played 281 games combined at Essendon, Port Adelaide and St Kilda. Throughout his 17 years in the AFL system, Ryder has racked up a number of accolades including an All-Australian […]

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Lilian Ruach’s new book creates history as it ranks #1 new release on Amazon

‘DO YOU KNOW: Countries and Anthems’ reached #1 in New Releases (Landmarks and Monument) and also #1 in Race & Ethnicity History on Amazon. ‘DO YOU KNOW: Countries and Anthems’ is the latest children’s non-fiction read on August 12, 2022 by children’s book author Lilian Ruach. The twenty-nine-page book (paperback) includes several countries, their historical […]

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Pennsylvania Center for the Book Announces 2022 Title “Route 1 Reads”

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — For the eighth consecutive year, the Pennsylvania Center for the Book is participating in Route 1 Reads, a road trip-inspired reading list that explores diverse genres through the State Center for the Book’s affiliate network located along the road. 1. In 2022, the theme of the reading list is literary fiction. […]

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Review of ‘Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels’ by Paul Pringle

Comment this story Comment It started with a piece of advice, which “alludes to something so salacious, so depraved, so outrageous, that it seemed too good to be true.” The tipping implicated an unconscious young woman, an influential dean of the University of Southern California medical school, and a drug-filled hotel room. A photographer passed […]

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Planet Money Indicator: NPR

SYLVIE DOUGLIS, BYLINE: NPR. (SOUND EXTRACTION OF “WAKING UP TO THE FIRE” BY DROP ELECTRIC) WAILIN WONG, HOST: At the Whatcom County Library System in Washington State, they have a printed copy of “Fahrenheit 451”. You know, it’s Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel about a society where books are banned. They are set on fire instead […]

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The Capstone Interactive eBooks platform is now more accessible to children with disabilities

Capstone has announced that its Capstone Interactive eBooks platform has been upgraded to be Section 508 compliant and WCAG 2.1 rated, the company said in a press release. Thanks to the improvements made, the Capstone Interactive platform will now be easily accessible to children with visual, cognitive, physical and hearing disabilities. Other changes introduced include […]

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FlipHTML5 is a leading site to sell e-books online without commission

Create interactive ebooks with page flip effects and sell them online with FlipHTML5 Electronic books have largely replaced printed books. The convenience and ease of use of e-books makes them more popular. And the advent of self-publishing means people can get their e-books to market without having to go through a publishing house. Despite the […]

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Editorial — It’s in the books: we are the “beneficiaries” of choice to publish the names of “retirees” | Editorials

Score one for Open Government! State legislators eventually resolved a problem with the Public Officials Act that sought different interpretations from the courts. Earlier this year, the State Assembly and Senate approved a measure to clarify that the names of government retirees receiving pensions may be disclosed in Freedom of Abuse Act requests. information. Governor […]

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Provost Committee of Personnel Announces Outstanding Personnel and Task Force Awards: UNM Newsroom

The University of New Mexico Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs announced its annual honorees to several staff members and an outstanding task force for extraordinary service. The Provost’s Committee for Personnel awarded the 2022 Outstanding Personnel Awards to María C. Anchondo, Ana Lombard-Fletcher and Dee Dee Lopez, while the School of Engineering’s Engineering Student Success […]

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Reese Witherspoon and Buick team up to attract more female buyers in new EV ad

A car that can change color to match your outfit? Yeah. That’s what Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon suggests in a new ad campaign General Motors launched Wednesday — online and on TV — that targets female car buyers while promoting the upcoming Buick Wildcat concept electric vehicle. The 90-second spot is unashamedly aimed at women. […]

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Paul Manafort is back – The Atlantic

The title of Paul Manafort’s memoirs, political prisoner, is ridiculous, but at least he writes what he knows. For much of his professional life, Manafort served as a lobbyist and image consultant for the world’s most prolific torturers. One of his clients, Angolan revolutionary Jonas Savimbi, led an army that cremated his enemies alive. Another […]

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The Mid-Hudson Library System’s Most-Requested eBooks for the Week Ending August 7, 2022 – Daily Freeman

Here is a list of the most requested eBooks at your local libraries for the week ending August 7: Most Requested eBooks – Adult Fiction 1. The Lincoln Highway—A Novel: Amor Towles, Penguin Publishing Group 2. Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty, Henry Holt et Cie. 3. The Last Thing He Said to Me — A […]

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Davenport Energy Awards $25,000 in School Grants | Education

Davenport Energy Inc. recently awarded $25,000 in education grants from ExxonMobil to local schools. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers the opportunity to invest in the future of communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. Each year, ExxonMobil awards 4,400 Education Alliance grants to K-12 institutions across the […]

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LPG launches a collection of nearly 600 newly accessible ebooks

The Literary Press Group has launched eBooks for Everyone, a collection of nearly 600 newly accessible e-books by Canadian authors. The collection, made up of works from 23 of the nonprofit’s 63 Canadian-owned and -operated literary publishers, makes Canadian literature more accessible to readers. “Our goal is to help readers discover titles published by our […]

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‘Five Days at Memorial’ tells the heartbreaking story of a deadly choice

It was tense and sweaty on the set of “Five Days at Memorial,” the new Apple TV+ limited series about systemic and personal failure at a New Orleans hospital in the days following Hurricane Katrina . The cast, emotionally invested and physically exhausted, was devastated. It was time to play Mafia. The coasting, ice-breaking RPG, […]

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City of Houston Selects Five Storytellers for Houston Inspires/Houston Inspira Public Health Campaign

City hall press release City of Houston Selects Five Storytellers for Houston Inspires/Houston Inspira Public Health Campaign The Houston Inspires/Houston Inspira Storytellers with their environmental partners. August 15, 2022 — The City of Houston has selected five storytellers for the “Houston Inspires/Houston Inspira” public health campaign funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The campaign’s […]

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Writing an APA Document: A Complete Formatting Guide

Globalization is completely affecting the research environment around the world. This trend has many advantages and offers great potential. For example, everyone can show their progress to everyone and publish scientific and research articles in publications around the world. But you have to follow strict requirements, so your audience will find your materials valuable. You […]

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Author Patricia Nicol unveils a selection of the best books on: Exam results

Author Patricia Nicol unveils a selection of the best books on: Exam results By Patricia Nicol for the Daily Mail Published: 5:05 p.m. EDT, August 14, 2022 | Updated: 5:16 p.m. EDT, August 14, 2022 When I was in my late teens, I feared that a single stumble on the school career path would send […]

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“Partition is one of the deepest wounds of our lives”, say the octogenarians | Bombay News

Thane: They saw the journey of free India, encompassing its ups and downs over the years. However, they cherish every moment of it, including the most precious – its freedom. On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, two octogenarians, a man and a woman, from Sindh, now Pakistan, revisit the history of partition. They […]

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Ladwig makes his MLB debut with the Marlins

History links WICHITA, Kansas – Former Wichita State pitcher AJ Ladwig made his Major League Baseball debut on Saturday night, becoming the 42nd former Shocker to reach the game’s highest level. The right-hander worked 3.1 innings out of the bullpen in Miami’s 6-2 loss to Atlanta, allowing six hits and four runs. […]

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What is Chautauqua? A brief story.

Placeholder while loading article actions After writer Salman Rushdie was stabbed on stage at the Chautauqua Institution on Thursday, the idyllic New York community of Chautauqua, known for its annual summer educational and cultural programs and tranquil lakefront framework, was propelled into the international spotlight. For those on the ground, Friday’s events pierced the image […]

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Earn Rewards With New Crypto Quilvius By Signing Up Via Binance

Disclaimer: The text below is an advertising article and is not part of Cryptonews.com editorial content. Quilvius (QVUI) is a new crypto project entering the market focusing on NFTs and the metaverse. Although it may seem commonplace, Quilvius is a unique project to enter the world of crypto. Targeting an audience that likes to read […]

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Revenge by Tom Bower, The New House by Tess Stimson, Dark Objects by Simon Toyne, Unlawful Killings by Her Honor Wendy Joseph QC

Janet Gordon, who lives in Takeley, reviews bestsellers and early fiction for India… There, my husband and I were congratulating ourselves that we hadn’t caught Covid the whole time it existed, when, oh my God, fate caught up with him over the past two weeks. It was absolutely appalling. I have never felt so sick […]

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How to Charge a Kia EV6

Introduced in 2021, the Kia EV6 is an all-electric compact crossover SUV. It is the first battery electric vehicle (BEV) manufactured by Kia. Battery life and capabilities may vary depending on your choice, but charging options and methods remain consistent across the range. Read on to learn all about charging a Kia EV6. We will […]

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Regent donated Iowa state books denying human-induced climate change

Iowa Board of Regents left to right: David Barker, Greta Rouse and Nancy Boettger listen to a presentation by University of Iowa President Barbara Wilson during a meeting at the University’s Levitt Center for University Advancement of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa on Thursday, June 2, 2022 The Board of Trustees announced earlier this week […]

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Book Reviews: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas and Either/Or by Elif Batuman

vladimir by Julia May Jonas is out now (Pan Macmillan, £14.99) As often in the new school of provocative contemporary literature, the protagonist of Julia May’s novel Jonas vladimir never has a name. We know she’s a woman, we know she’s middle-aged, and we know she’s married to a man with a lot of problems. […]

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Achievements | Distinctions, nominations, publications of August 12 | Nebraska today

Recent achievements for the campus community were obtained by Recent achievements for the campus community were obtained by Jonis Agee, Toni Anaya, Hamid Bagheri, Sherilyn Fritz, Holly Hatton-Bowers, Patricia Hoene, Alice Kang, Brittany Kruglick, Carole Levin, Martha Mamo, Casey McLynden, Martha Mamo, Marilyn Moore, Brandi Pessman, Russ Ripa, Tim Rosesler, Maddy Stark, Clay Stevens and […]

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Shop ’til you drop this weekend in Attleboro, rest of Mass. | Local News

Scott and Jennifer Hamel plan to save some hard-earned cash by taking advantage of the state’s tax-free weekend. This Saturday and Sunday, shoppers won’t have to pay 6.25% Massachusetts sales tax on purchases up to $2,500. Many parents are taking advantage of the tax-free incentive to buy supplies before the new school year, and the […]

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Residents raise nearly $100,000 for Michigan Library funded by LGBTQ books

Residents of a small West Michigan town helped raise nearly $100,000 for their local library after it was funded following the inclusion of LGBTQ books. Primary voters in Jamestown Township, a community 20 miles east of Lake Michigan, last week rejected a proposal to renew tax funds to support the Patmos Library in nearby Hudsonville […]

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How can I withdraw money from my 529 college savings plan without penalty?

designer491/iStock.com You don’t have to be a parent to know that saving for a child’s education is important (and getting more and more expensive every year). According to the College Board’s “Trends in College Pricing 2021” report, tuition for in-state students attending a public four-year college rose 1.6% — and for students attending a private […]

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Douglas Brinkley: David McCullough helped America understand itself

Placeholder while loading article actions Like the founding fathers he spoke of, David McCullough represented reason, enlightenment, education and incorruptible democracy. In our mad world of Donald Trump stone and wild Kim Kardashian banality, McCullough, who died Sunday at 89, offered proof of just how reassuring a good American can be. As our nation’s oldest […]

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With increasing book bans nationwide, Eagle County is not spared

Several titles often targeted by book bans are available and shelved at the Vail Public Library.Tess Weinriech/Vail Daily The start of the school year is less than a week away for Eagle County schools, which for many students heralds the end-of-summer rush to finish summer reading. But while the students crowd anxiously into what they […]

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Wrexham Library Service: eBooks and eAudiobooks for download

Author David Ebsworth will be in conversation with local singer-songwriter Monika Evans, to share some of his favorite ‘stranger than fiction’ leads; discuss other stories that inspired his writing; to celebrate a special anniversary of his previous novel, A betrayal of heroes; and share news about the next one (The Hunter Street House) is set […]

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Vietnamese Women Fight for Freedom in Missouri Author’s Historical Novel | book reviews

When they were girls, sisters Trac and Nhi played a game where one hummed three notes and then the other had to guess the desired melody and continue it. Eventually they sang in rounds and the discordant melodies somehow resolved into one harmonious melody. As adults, the sisters merged their disparate personalities – Trung Trac, […]

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Williams’ tough call resonates with women

By JOCELYN NOVECK, national AP writer NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams has made it clear: It’s not really fair. A male athlete would never have to make the same choice. But after a pioneering career that both transformed and transcended her sport, Williams, who turns 41 next month, has announced to the world that […]

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National Report: Hawaiian Children Rank 35th in Education and 34th in Economic Well-Being

Hawaiʻi ranks 35th for parenting, according to KIDS COUNT Data Book 2022 The educational and economic well-being of Hawaii’s children and youth ranks in the bottom third of states, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Book 2022, a 50-state report of recent household data compiled by the Annie E. Casey. Hawaiʻi ranks 22nd for overall […]

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Canadian Literary Press Group: Accessible Digital Books

Nearly 600 titles will be part of Literary Press Group of Canada’s new accessible “Ebooks for Everyone” initiative. Image: Highlighted digital readings from the upcoming collection of accessible titles “Ebooks for Everyone”. Image: LPG By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson For print-disabled readers LLast week, we heard from the United Arab Emirates about the Kalimat […]

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NIF scholarships for books on post-independence India

Here is good news for authors. The New India Foundation (NIF) has announced the 11th edition of its fellowships which support books documenting various aspects of the dynamic and rich landscape of India’s post-independence era. Approximately 20 to 25 proposals will be shortlisted to meet a jury composed of eminent personalities from the worlds of […]

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Usyk vs Joshua 2: Schedule, prices, booking details for world heavyweight title rematch at Sky Sports Box Office | boxing news

Anthony Joshua’s huge heavyweight rematch against Oleksandr Usyk will take place on Saturday August 20, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Scroll down to find: How to book remotely or online Ways to watch Non-Sky Customers or Cable Customers – How to Order Details to order by phone Sky Glass Information The event kicks off […]

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Virginia Beach book reviewers argue that the “one size fits all” standard of obscenity is no longer effective; defenders disagree – The Virginian-Pilot

VIRGINIA BEACH — Parties on all sides have doubled down on their arguments in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court case involving two books that a former congressional candidate is asking a judge to declare obscene for children. Authors, publishers and various booksellers such as Barnes & Noble have come forward since a judge found probable […]

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Book Reviews: ‘Land of Milk and Honey’ and ‘The Seasons with Cindy and Lucy’

(Publisher, Quiller Publishing and available from Waterstones and other bookshops for around £20). A well-known Dumfries-shire farmer, Jamie Blackett’s sequel to his popular ‘Red rag to a bull’ column, the ‘Land of milk and honey – digressions of a rural dissident’, is an emotionally charged and thoroughly honest tale of his radical change in agriculture […]

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How a tiny Chinatown bookstore became a hub for authentic Asian American stories

An only child raised by a Chinese immigrant mother in West Los Angeles, she spent a lot of time in bookstores. But it seemed like the stories she was most connected to — those written by immigrants and people of color — were often relegated to a single shelf or heritage month display. “I just […]

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Technology that offers new ways to teach children to read

In a vision of classrooms of the near future, young children will don headsets and read sentences aloud while navigating through computer programs powered by voice recognition technology. Behind the scenes, this technology will listen to each student and spit out dozens of lines of code, assessing the pronunciation of each individual sound and word […]

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Get Popular BookTok Kindle eBooks With Today’s Gold Box Sale From $2

Today only, as part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon is offering a selection of popular BookTok Kindle eBooks up to 80% off and start from $2. BookTok is a sub-community on TikTok that focuses on books and literature and today’s Gold Box includes some of the popular picks from there. With […]

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Maths awake? How critical race theory found its way into the math curriculum

Schools aacross the country have made considerable efforts to incorporate aspects of critical race theory into math curricula, often changing achievement standards and student expectations. Once considered immune to politicization, the unmistakably rigid subject of mathematics has become the target of several attempts to approach the subject through a racialized lens. The programs retain the […]

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Happenings: New novels and an author’s reading | book reviews

Chris Singleton will sign a baseball book Chris Singleton, a former professional baseball player turned motivational speaker, will appear at West Ashley Barnes & Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., at noon on Saturday, August 13. Singleton will read excerpts from his new illustrated book “Baseball Around the World: How the World Plays the Game” and […]

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Review: ‘Peril and Power’ and Pringle | Book reviews and short stories

J.KEMPER CAMPBELL “Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels” by Paul Pringle, Celadon Books, 289 pages, $29.99. Paul Pringle is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the Los Angeles Times. His book, “Bad City,” is a cautionary tale of the harmful effect that money and political influence can have on our justice […]

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Your favorite comic book heroes now at a store near you!

As bookstores struggle to stay in business in the age of Kindles and e-books, a comic bookstore stands out in the middle of the row of shops on Linking Road in Khar West. With an impressive collection – from Star Wars, Marvel, DC comics to indie comics – this store has proven to be a […]

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United Arab Emirates: Make the most of summer with some good books – News

Sign up for a summer reading camp, brush up on a book, or get cozy in a library – the country is full of opportunities that are grooming a generation of readers. Published: Sat 6 Aug 2022, 8:39 PM Often, we complain about the slowdown during the summer. Not if you love books, shall we […]

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Judge recommends dropping lawsuits against Amazon and publishers for ebook price-fixing

A class action lawsuit was filed in a southern New York neighborhood last year claiming that Amazon and several of the world’s biggest publishers – Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster – agreed to set the ebook prices. This would artificially maintain prices, so customers would have to pay more. Last […]

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We could have been friends, my father and I through the criticism of Raja Shehadeh – truth and memory in Palestine | Autobiography and memory

For those who don’t have to live them day to day, the realities of Israel’s occupation of Palestine can be repackaged with any euphemism that fits the prevailing political mood, of “peace initiative to “rising tensions.” For the past two years, the buzzword has been “normalization” – the goal of the US-brokered 2020 Abraham Accords, […]

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News | City of Fairfax, Virginia

Young readers and their families are invited to join the Item 50 StoryWalk at Point 50 Mall (10334 Fairfax Blvd.) in August. From August 1 to 31, young people are encouraged to read the book Nugget and Fang go to school (available at checkout at the Fairfax County Public Library) along the shops of Point […]

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Did Western education really uplift colonized Bengalis?

Muslims in Colonial Bengal and Western education is a much discussed subject, but few scholars have attempted to delve into the questions and issues surrounding the subject. Bengal Muslims and Colonial Education, 1854-1947: A Study of School Curriculum, Educational Institutions, and Communal Politics (Routledge, 2022) is a slim volume by Professor Nilanjuna Paul that ventures […]

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Rams WR Cooper Kupp ‘respectfully’ disagrees with Vikings WR Justin Jefferson ranking ahead of Triple Crown winner

So Kupp, who also won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player in the Rams’ triumph over the Cincinnati Bengals, seems to have earned high regard. However, Jefferson previously felt that Davante Adams is the best WR in the game and will surpass him in the 2022 season. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is a position Kupp doesn’t […]

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Photo gallery | Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Cellists and bass players Tommy Carpenter, Caleb Quillen, Bree Ahern, Chava Appiah and Nina DeCesare work on a piece during a public rehearsal for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. This season, the festival’s 60th, includes works by 12 American composers, three world premiere commissions and seven West Coast […]

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We make more virtuous choices when we use pen and paper

As digitization becomes the norm, more and more decisions that were once made on paper are now made via digital devices. And of course, this trend has many benefits, but the authors’ recent research suggests that it could also lead people to make less virtuous choices. Specifically, a series of studies with participants in the […]

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Book reviewers challenge Florida schools

The big story: Florida schools face a new challenge this year as they select books for their shelves. Whether purchased or donated, all titles should be reviewed by a qualified librarian or media specialist, paying particular attention to recently implemented rules on sensitive topics such as gender and race. Even though the rules went into […]

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Book market, growing popularity of e-books to drive market growth, evolving opportunities with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH and Co. KG

The report broadly covers market segmentations by Category – adult books, higher education course materials, K-12 teaching materials and others Geography – North America, EuropeACPA, South Americaand MEA Read the 120-page report with the table of contents on “Book Market Analysis Report by Geography and Segment Forecast”. Request a free sample report. Main suppliers of […]

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No one has copyright over teaching mentioned in holy books like Quran – Court dismisses lawsuit

Recently, a court in Delhi dismissed a copyright infringement claim that had been filed for the publication of a book called Islamic Studies. According to District Judge (Commercial) Sanjeev Kumar Aggarwal, no one can have a copyright on the teachings of the holy books of Quran, Hadees or any other Islamic book. The court also […]

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Pearson wants to convert ebooks and textbooks to NFTS

Pearson is one of the biggest textbook publishers and they are looking to make money off of used books by turning them into non-fungible tokens (NFTS). This is a drastic change from their normal business operations, which involve selling new print or digital textbooks or using a subscription platform to access a bunch of digital […]

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Keeping the Pages and Wheels Turning During Summer Reading

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Summer reading can be hard to follow, but thanks to the creative minds at ISD in the Ottawa area, they’ve found a fun way to keep the cogs turning. summer reading. For 5 years now, the DSI of the Ottawa region has been operating the Reading Now network bike. This […]

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Hlinka Gretzky Cup preview: Canada vs Slovakia

For the first time in the history of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team, six members of the same club team will play together at the IIHF World Women’s U18 Championship Competing for a spot on Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team with the best players across the country can be a daunting task. But for many […]

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TRL offers programs and resources for young learners

By Taniah Najih | Timerland Regional Library Families with an early learner can find a growing collection of helpful resources, programs, and materials offered by the Timberland Regional Library. Unique book displays, books to read with narration, audio books, hours of stories, online resources, digital learning programs and more are all available with a Timberland […]