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A former teacher writes for representation in school and home libraries

Tasty Cake Cover Courtney Tate, author and former teacher Author|Consultant|Speaker It is important for children of color to see themselves represented in the text, and to know that they can dream and aspire to a future without the limits that are so often imposed on us! —Courtney Tate CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, March 13, 2022 […]

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Florida legislature has new rules for school book selections

Tallahassee Parents and community members could soon play an increased role in school book selection, under approved legislation On Thursday, it comes as a growing number of titles come under fire at state and national school board meetings. The Florida Department of Education would also be required to compile a list of instructional materials that […]

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Agriculture Secretary Highlights Pennsylvania’s $746 Million Mushroom Industry During AP’s Food Fuels Tour

​West Grove, Pennsylvania – Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development Acting Assistant Secretary Mandy Book stopped by To-Jo Mushrooms, Inc. in Chester County, the Pennsylvania food fuels to visit. The company’s West Grove processing plant shows how Pennsylvania’s $746 million mushroom industry generates jobs and innovation and fuels our state’s […]

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E-books Market Size to Reach $20.93 Billion by 2028 Due to Availability of High-speed Data Networks and More Interactive and Engaging E-books | million ideas

“Million Insights – World’s Fastest Growing Market Research Database” According to a new report available with Million Insights, the research report on the global e-books industry offers in-depth insights into products, devices, key players and growth opportunities. This report offers many opportunities for market players to invest in research and development The Global e-book market […]

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Book Review: Politics and Expertise: How to Use Science in a Democratic Society by Zeynep Pamuk

In Policy and Expertisese: How to use science in a democratic society, Zeynep Pamouk reimagines the relationship between democratic politics and scientific expertise, exploring the possibility of new political institutions that would make experts more accountable to the lay public. In a post-COVID world where contestation of science and public institutions is on the rise, […]

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Sidney Powell watched ‘vote-rigging demonstration’ for CLE: documents

Sidney Powell appears in an August 2021 interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Attorney Sidney Powell, who failed in a vociferous, multi-jurisdictional bid to argue the 2020 U.S. presidential election, filed a series of documents on Friday evening to attest that she had complied with a court order to take additional training courses. Continuing Legal […]

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Two long jumpers from Nebraska make their way into school records | Sports

After stellar performances at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Nebraska’s athletic record books need to be rewritten. This season has seen many upheavals in the school rankings. For example, second hurdle Darius Luff placed third all-time in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tyson Invitational. But no event has changed its landscape quite like the […]

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From historians to teachers: expect backlash, keep resisting

(Image credit: Trigie Ealey)There is no evidence that learning black history will harm white students or cause them to think negatively of themselves or other white historians Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha Blain said during a panel at the 100th anniversary conference of the National Council for Social Studies. “What he does is he allows […]

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Violent education: Why it’s time to rewrite the history books that stop glorifying white nationalism

History textbook authors writing about the failed January 6, 2021, uprising should not ignore the white supremacist underpinnings of the event. The influence of white supremacy on American history has been largely ignored by writers past and present, especially in Civil War narratives. Too many of these books still waver on why the Confederates sought […]

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Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-Racism Literature Course for White Students to Receive ACTE Outstanding Book Award

(February 16, 2022, Washington, DC) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) today announced that Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Anti-racist Literature Instruction for White Students, co-authored by Carlin Borsheim- Black, Ph.D., and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides, Ph.D., is the 2022 AACTE Outstanding Book Award winner. This annual award recognizes a book that […]

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USC Announces New $20,000 Literary Prize: Christos Ikonomou

USC Dornsife, Kenyon College and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation are launching a new literary prize. Greek short story writer Christos Ikonomou will be the first recipient of the Chowdhury Prize for Literature, a $20,000 international prize for outstanding mid-career writers. “His work exists in the space between the public and the private – […]

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Review: Journeys with a Common End | Book reviews and short stories

Trisha Collopy Star Tribune “Our Stories Have Taken Us Here,” edited by Julie Vang, Tea Rozman and Tom Kaczynski, Green Card Voices, 201 pages, $24.99. The American Dream comes alive, with a twist, in “Our Stories Took Us Here,” which features 10 stories of young people crossing cultural barriers to make a new life in […]

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Further Validation of Prestigious First Book Award for Virginia Tech Alumnus | VTX

Like most people living in a pandemic world, Anuradha Bhowmik works from her home in Philadelphia, using technology to communicate and complete her daily tasks. One afternoon in early January, on a midweek business call, she received an email from the director of the University of Pittsburgh Press with “Starrett Prize” in the subject line. […]

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The Estée Lauder Companies has announced the recipients of the first year of grants for Writing Change, its three-year, $3 million global literacy impact initiative inspired by poet and Estée Lauder Brand Ambassador Amanda Gorman. First announced in September 2021, Writing Change will invest over three years in organizations working to close the literacy gap […]

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Charles Vert Willie, 94, dies; Studied and championed racial diversity

Charles Vert Willie, a sociologist whose work reshaped our understanding of inclusive schooling and black family life, and whose stance against sexism in the Episcopal Church paved the way for the ordination of female priests, died Jan. 11 at his home in Brighton, Mass. He was 94 years old. His daughter, Sarah Willie-LeBreton, confirmed the […]

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ESPL offers the Digital Book Club selection “Together We Read”

(ACCOMAC, VIRGINIA) February 3, 2022 – The Eastern Shore Public Library joins more than 16,000 public libraries and colleges, as well as tens of thousands of readers, across the United States to offer the latest selection winner of the “Together We Read” digital book club. From February 7-21, 2022, library patrons can enjoy author Kirstin […]

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City Builders, We Are City Builders – The Suburban Times

Submitted by Dave Zink. The first book I’m going to review here is City Builders and Vandals in Our Time: Articles and Essays on Socialismby Caleb T. Maupin, 2019. In this compilation, Maupin draws up a long panorama of history, from the birth of civilisation, passing through the Greek and Roman empires, the emergence of […]

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Book Review: Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization by Rodrigo Nunes

In Neither vertical nor horizontal: a theory of political organization, Rodrigo Nunes questions the binary that opposes verticalism to horizontalism, proposing instead that we approach political organization as a diverse ecology of different initiatives and organizational forms. It is a timely contribution to theoretical debates around the organization and global collective memory of political struggles, […]

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Column: Holocaust Remembrance Day reminds us of the importance of education and the need to resist bigotry

How many Holocaust survivors do you think live in San Diego County today? The answer may surprise you. That did it for me because I wouldn’t have guessed there are close to 500. I bring this up because it’s a reminder that while the Holocaust may sometimes seem like a subject for history books, we […]

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Review: Isabel Allende’s ‘Violeta’ is an epic South American tale | book reviews

By Anita Snow Associated Press Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s latest novel is ‘Violeta,’ an epic tale that transports readers through a century of South American history, through economic collapse, dictatorship and natural disasters, including an earthquake. of land and a hurricane. From the aftermath of World War I to the present day, narrator Violeta del […]

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4 stories of wars that never were – Book reviews

Quite coincidentally, four books I’ve read in the past few weeks have featured wars that never were. I hadn’t planned it that way. 2 were review copies sent to me, each based on an interesting promise. The other 2 were books by authors I admire, so I bought copies of their latest work. So here […]

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Write in black under supervision

Texas challenges author Jerry Craft’s books Writing in black in the United States isn’t as dangerous as driving in black, but with the right-wing onslaught on anything that smacks of critical race theory, black authors face censorship and stigma. book ban. In Katy, Texas, children’s books from Newbery Medal-winning author Jerry Craft has been pulled […]

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Sunday Reading: A Cultural Review of the Aughts

In the fall of 1999, the new yorker publishes a short article on a twenty-three-year-old writer who has just published her first novel, in England. “Zadie Smith”White teethwas to be released in the United States in the spring of 2000, kicking off the millennium with a bang. “”White Teeth”, a gentle satire of migration and […]

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UNLV moves towards open source textbooks to reduce student expenses / Public Information Service

Open-source, free-for-all textbooks are a growing trend with colleges and universities looking for a way to make higher education more affordable, and now the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) is on board. . College of Liberal Arts freshman seminary students can save $80 each by downloading the required textbook for free. Denise Tillery, associate […]

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For some businesses in Mass., the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed changes for the better

In 2020, the store had its best year yet. And 2021 was even better. “COVID has changed everything in our store,” Titcomb said. “It made us a better company by far.” The pandemic has crushed many small businesses, as health issues, supply chain issues and labor shortages converge. But some have been able to adapt […]

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Reading can connect incarcerated parents and their children

James Pond is the president of the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation in Tennessee. My dad went to jail for business-related crimes when I was 14, right in the middle of teaching me to operate a shift lever. My brother was 11 and my sister was 7. Imagine learning what the accusation meant because you saw […]

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King Library Press presents a virtual roundtable “Print / Reprint”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 10, 2022) – To rejoin University of Kentucky Libraries’ King Library Press 2 p.m. on Tuesday January 18 via Zoom, for “Printing / Reprinting: A Roundtable on Printing Technologies as Physical Evidence. “Featuring distinguished panelists from across the United States, this virtual event will examine the study of 20th century printing technologies […]

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“Not too far from Watts”

WHEN THE WINTER ROBESON HAS COMEBy Brenda Woods Reading a free verse novel that takes place during the Watts Riots in Los Angeles in 1965 can seem like a daunting task. But free verse is a form of poetry with no rules or expectations around the meter, rhythm and rhyme, and “When Winter Robeson Came” […]

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American democracy is in decline

As the United States celebrates the first anniversary of the attempted Capitol coup, many wonder if our American democracy remains intact. For some experts, the answer is no, and the frightening reality is that our the democratic republic is in decline since even before the events of January 6, 2021. European think tank International IDEA […]

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Governor calls for tax cuts, school reforms and work priorities

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Gov. Kim Reynolds said Tuesday that residents of Iowa can expect another round of tax cuts, a bill to urge unemployed Iowa’s to find jobs and proposals to address the shortage of teachers and daycare centers. The Republican governor and legislative leaders spoke at an annual pre-sessional legislative forum hosted […]

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CASEY: Readers Win Prizes for Dano Award Nominations with Ties to January 6 Insurgency | Local news

Happy new year everyone! Before we go full steam ahead in 2022, we have a couple of things to work out about compared to last year. This concerns the awards for a few smart readers who have nominated some public officials for the Dano Awards for Glaring Public Stupidity. If you remember, I gifted a […]

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Pulp non-fiction: the worst business books of 2022

Some 10,000 business books are published each year in the United States, the world’s largest market. Almost all of them are unbeatable, of course, but inevitably only a few big chunks pass through the rigorous filters of the editors. Here are some (entirely imaginary) examples of securities to avoid in 2022. Make yourself comfortable with […]

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The best auctions of January 2022

Old Masters: Botticelli, Gentileschi and more One of Botticelli’s last private masterpieces will be put under hammer this month in New York as part of Sotheby’s Masters Week’s annual auction series. Following the record sale by the auction house of works by the Renaissance artist Young man holding a cockade last year, which sold for […]

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Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation bridges the gap behind bars for incarcerated parents and their children

Nashville, Tennessee – The Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF), whose mission is to strengthen early literacy in Tennessee, is partnering with Women Ablaze Ministries in Memphis to connect incarcerated parents with their children through reading this holiday season. GELF provides home libraries to 158 children and adolescents with an incarcerated parent and donates over 700 […]

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Author of “Next Door to the Dead” to visit the OCTC, the book is intended for the common reading selection of the college

Kathleen Driskell lives in an old church outside of Louisville, which is adjacent to an abandoned cemetery. These “neighbors” were his inspiration for his book of poetry entitled Next to the dead. The book is a selection of Kentucky Voices by the University Press of Kentucky and winner of the 2018 Judy Gaines Young Book […]

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Woongjin ThinkBig to Showcase ‘ARpedia’ at CES 2022

ARpedia incorporates augmented reality technology into paper books to maximize the vivid images and characters in the paper book and help children engage more in what they read. A total of nine technological patents held by the company are applied to ARpedia. Exhibitors can enjoy a realistic and fun reading experience, like putting out fires […]

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Review: History and Adventure Collide in New Novel ‘The Lincoln Highway’ | book reviews

THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY. By Amor Towles. Viking. 592 pages. $30. Home is different for 18-year-old Emmett Watson when he returns from a juvenile prison sentence for accidentally killing a bully during a fight. We are in the 1950s in Nebraska. Emmett’s father died and the family farm was seized. Emmett is now the guardian of […]

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Students cram 2,300 stockings for troops in Levittown

Provided by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit: Credit: BCIU Neither rain, sleet, nor limitations due to a pandemic will prevent students from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU) at Samuel Everitt School in the Levittown Section of Middletown Township from completing their program. annual Stockings for soldiers. In this sixth year, the donations of […]

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Over 120 K-12 Education Bills Already Introduced For 2022 Missouri Legislative Session | Local news

Over the past year, concerns about COVID policies, critical race theory and controversial books have highlighted tensions in public education. Additionally, the pandemic has exacerbated teacher shortages and increased calls for ‘school choice’ for families – which could include charter schools, virtual schools, or state support to attend private schools. . The Missouri legislature took […]

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Moviegoers felt a mix of old-fashioned joy and Covid-era anxiety as they returned to the movies

Before the pandemic, Gabby Richards had never seen a Marvel movie. During the lockdown, she took the advice of a friend and hiked over 20 installments in the franchise – all from the comfort of her apartment in Washington, DC But this summer, as multiplexes began to reopen and studios rolled out a handful of […]

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Comparison between the 2022 Dodge Challenger and the 2022 Ford Mustang

The 2022 Dodge Challenger and 2022 Ford Mustang are muscle cars with extremely powerful engines and plenty of performance upgrades. Here is how they compare. Dodge Challenger 2022 Dodge Challenger 2022 Starting price: $ 30,000 (est.) | Price yours Where View listings near you Above average: Classic appearance; choice of powerful engines; all-wheel drive optional; […]

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Unions, states and parents fight for new laws on history lessons, books

Jennifer Given sought legal advice this fall before teaching world history to grade 10 students in New Hampshire to avoid breaking a new state law that restricts what she can teach. Breaking the law could end her teaching career. Ms Given said she was concerned that educational material on the transatlantic slave trade, or on […]

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US passport fees to increase by $ 20

Editor’s Note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Receive news about opening and closing destinations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) – It seems not much is escaping the scourge of inflation these days – and […]

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Texas book challenges worry some librarians about their work, but this group is fighting back

In recent weeks, the retired Austin, Texas school librarian, along with three other library professionals, has spearheaded a grassroots effort known as #FReadom. Their goal is to fight the tide of book-related challenges in the state and create a space for school librarians to help each other. “We wanted to state that we are here […]

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Christmas Book Reviews – Catholic Sentinel

One of the Catholic Sentinel’s favorite annual tasks is to review new books by local authors. Here are four for 2021. “A flame for the Lord: the life of Mother Kolumba Bialecka”By Dominican Sr. M. Felicity Wolf, self-published, 2021. Order: Dominican Sisters, 708-458-3040 or sistersop.com For readers looking for a faith story probably never heard […]

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UTEP advances the cybersecurity talent pool

image: Caption: The University of Texas at El Paso to build regional and national cybersecurity workforce capacity, thanks to a $ 4 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security in support of the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program. Salamah Salamah, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of UTEP’s computer […]

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An Educational Reading About Arctic Exploration | Book reviews

Halfway through ‘Explorations in the Frigid North’, Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund wrote: ‘Science in the Arctic has been shaped not only by the training and skills of explorers, but also by interaction with peoples. aboriginal peoples, the financial context of the expeditions and the unpredictability of the environment. This is a good summary of her […]

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Revel in the joys of books and reading at a Baghdad book fair

BAGHDAD – Protesters in Baghdad are staging a sit-in demanding that US troops leave Iraq. Counterterrorism troops patrol the streets. A federal court is wondering whether to certify the results of parliamentary elections two months ago. But at the Baghdad International Fair grounds, hardly anyone cares about all of this. Inside is the Baghdad International […]

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Mark Meadows was at the center of the storm on January 6. But only Trump could cancel it | Marc des meadows

On the morning of December 29, eight days before hundreds of Trump supporters and far-right extremists stormed the United States Capitol in arguably worst national attack on American democracy since the war Civilian, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sent an email to the justice department chief. It was a strange message for Donald […]

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Marketing professor named one of the world’s most cited scientists

The author of myriad academic journal articles and the editor of several books, Cheng (Charlie) Wang, Ph.D., conducted impactful research that earned him a place on the Stanford 2021 list of most cited scientists in the world in various disciplines. December 16, 2021 By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications Charlie Wang, Ph.D., is […]

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Dark Horse Comics publishes comic book about forest fire prevention and preparedness in the Northwest

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Oregon Emergency Management Office and Dark Horse Comics have released a new comic titled, Without warning! Fires. Addressing what to do before and during a forest fire in the Northwest, the comic is the third in a series of educational and entertaining comics promoting emergency preparedness. “The Without warning! The […]

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Every time BTS broke a Guinness World Record – Billboard

With the help of their ARMY, BTS are known for their record breaking achievements, including on Billboardits own graphics. The guys are regulars at the Guinness Book of World Records, including Member V’s recent double success as the fastest to reach both 1 million and 10 million followers on Instagram when he launched his account. […]

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Lina Wertmüller, first woman nominated for an Oscar for best director, dies at 93

Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to earn a Best Director Oscar nomination, died Thursday in Italy. She was 93 years old. Wertmüller’s death was reported in the Italian press. According to a friend, the screenwriter and director died “peacefully at home, next to her daughter and her relatives”. Born in Rome as Arcangela Felice Assunta […]

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After more than 15 years of absence, Reading Rainbow returns to television in 2022 with several hosts

BURBANK, CA – DECEMBER 20: Actor and author LeVar Burton poses during a signing for his new children’s book Image source: Getty / Michael Tullberg As a kid, one of my favorite extracurricular activities was hanging out in front of the TV for half an hour to watch LeVar Burton explain the wonders of the […]

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Williams Elementary Students Receive Free Books

Each student at Williams Elementary School received two new books in November and more new books will be arriving during the school year. This Book Bonus is part of the Scholastic Book Clubs Readers USA Program, a one-of-a-kind classroom program dedicated to bridging the literacy gap. This pilot program was created by Scholastic Book Clubs […]

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New Pearl Harbor Book Tells Japanese Side of Events in Fateful Attack

For 80 years, the Imperial Japanese military attack on Pearl Harbor and the broader Pacific theater-wide assault that brought the United States into World War II has seen countless narratives, analysis, and even its share of conspiracy theories. Much of this story was told from a distinctly American perspective to an American audience. But a […]

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New book, Pulling Each Other Along, features a local boxing world champion

ELMIRA, NY (WETM) – Three-time women’s boxing world champion, United States Marine Corps Boxing Hall of Fame member, and Corning native, Bonnie Mann is featured in a new book titled Pull on each other. The book presents over 30 inspiring stories of human compassion. It is intended to provide practical advice and inspiration for acts […]

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Long-time ACC coach Derek Jones joins Virginia Tech football team

Veteran coach returns to CCA ranks to work with Tech Head Coach Brent Pry in Blacksburg Soccer 05/12/2021 12:10:00 BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Football Head Coach Brent Pry announced on Sunday that Derek jones joined Tech’s coaching team. A 23-year-old training veteran, Jones most recently served as an associate head coach and defensive co-coordinator at […]

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Comparison between the 2022 Kia Forte and the 2022 Honda Civic

The Kia Forte 2022, packed with features and a long warranty, takes on the hugely popular Honda Civic 2022 in this head-to-head. Here is how they compare. Kia Forte 2022 2022 Kia Forte starting price: $ 19,090 | Price yours Where View listings near you. Above average: Mid-cycle refreshment of the interior and exterior; wireless […]

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Book Review: Quitting the “Sexual Worship” of the Children of God | Entertainment

By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press NEW YORK – Faith Jones’ living memoir “Sex Cult Nun” chronicles her 23 years in the infamous Children of God cult and her slow journey to departure. Born into the cult in 1977 in Hong Kong, Jones was a cult royalty, the granddaughter of leader David Berg. One of the […]

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Best UK Public Library Authority eBooks, Audiobooks & Digital Magazines Borrowed in 2021

Growing demand for digital content has led to record library circulation in Libby reading app LONDON, December 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Almost two years after the pandemic-induced surge in digital content use, demand for digital material remains high. Over the past year, UK library authorities have responded to the needs of their communities […]

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Bikers, rappers and rude boys: the photographer at the heart of subcultures | Photography

Iit was the tension between Janette Beckmanshyness and curiosity for people who helped spark a career as a photographer of subcultures. “I realized that having a camera allows you to go to strangers and say, ‘Hi, I’d like to take a picture of you,’” she says. This epiphany sparked a 45-year adventure in street photography, […]

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Adam Brotman’s best reads include Howard Schultz and Phil Knight

Catch Adam Brotman for a rare moment of downtime, and he’ll almost always have a book in his hand. “I love to read and try to do it as often as possible,” the former chief digital officer and executive vice president of global retail operations at Starbucks told CNBC Make It. Brotman has spent nearly […]

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Small Business Saturdays, shop at women-owned stores in New England

Throughout the pandemic, women small business owners have struggled to make ends meet and see their dreams come true. And Saturday, November 27 will be your time to support them wherever you live, as shopping for the holiday season begins with the 12th Annual Small Business Saturday. Supported by American Express as of 2010, Small […]

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Walter L. Smith, Sr., seventh president of Florida A&M University, dies at 86

Walter L. Smith, Sr., the passionate seventh president of Florida A&M University, serving in that capacity from 1977 to 1985, died Thursday in Tampa after a long illness. Smith, 86, was known for his skills as a gifted speaker and as an education leader, proud to have grown from a humble start as a high […]

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USDA invests in infrastructure for 5 organizations in Maine

WILLARD, Mo. – The United States Department of Agriculture plans to invest $ 222 million to build and improve essential community facilities in 44 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding aims to benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also includes $ 132 million to support health care, food security […]

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iFIT Announces NordicTrack of iFIT Branded Stores in Select Amazon Books Stores and 4 Star Amazon Stores Nationwide

LOGAN, Utah, November 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – iFIT Health & Fitness Inc, a global leader in connected fitness software, content and equipment, today announced the launch IFIT NordicTrack Branded Pop In stores in over 50 select Amazon Books stores and 4-star stores in United States now and until February 2022. Pop-Ins provide an […]

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It’s been a minute with Sam Sanders: NPR

Many lists of banned books include Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds All the American boys, by Alison Bechdel Fun house, Benjamin Alire Sáenz Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe, Ruby Bridge It’s your time, and Toni Morrison Beloved. Estefania Miter / NPR / NPR hide caption toggle legend Estefania […]

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KY Department of Education Expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Book Program Across State

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) has expanded the Dolly Parton Imagination Library’s book donation program statewide. Since its launch in 1995, Imagination Library has grown into the preeminent international early childhood book donation program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading […]

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Houston Law Review’s 26th Annual Frankel Lecture Explores Academic Freedom in an Era of Polarization

HOUSTON, November 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Houston Law Review will host its 26th Annual Frankel Conference on Friday November 19 examine the themes of academic expression and the challenges of discrimination in teaching and writing in academia. Professor at Harvard Law School Jeannie Suk Gersen discuss the link between academic freedom and […]

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Obituary of PIERRE-HENRI LAURENT (1933 – 2021) – Wellesley Hills, MA

LAURENT, Pierre-Henri from Wellesley Hills, MA passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday November 14, 2021. Son of a Belgian historian of medieval economics, Henri Laurent, at the Free University of Brussels and of his mother, Harriet Moriarty, an Irish-American teacher / professor and public servant, was born in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1933 […]

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Tokenism in the attribution of book reviews: a valid idea or no more wokeism?

Greg Markley By GREG MARKLEY In a recent New York Times magazine article, opinion writer Jay Caspian Kang wrote a commentary titled “The Reductive Practice of Assigning Book Reviews by Identity.” He argued that “it might be healthy for progressives to stop, turn away from the work of making the world a fairer place, and […]

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“Hidden Mercy” spotlights nuns and priests who responded to AIDS with compassion

In 1986 the Vatican published a letter condemning homosexuality with which the New York Times called a “sharp allusion to AIDS. ” One year later, nearly 48,000 Americans had died of the disease. Even as the death toll rose, the Roman Catholic Church strengthened its position and also opposed the gay and lesbian rights movement […]

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Willa Cather’s classic novel was ahead of its time and also way ahead of its time

For the November meeting of Talk about Iowa Book Club, host Charity Nebbe and her guests read “My Antonia” by Willa Cather. Published in 1918, it tells the story of Antonia Shimmerda, the daughter of Bohemian or Czech immigrants to the United States. The family moves into a mud house on a farm outside of […]

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‘It’s surreal’: Five-second book reviews go viral on TikTok | Books

Ffifteen seconds are enough. Point your phone’s camera at a bookshelf and hold your favorite book, or three. Add a trending soundtrack, a caption, some hashtags – #BookTok #FYP. Add a pandemic to the mix and you have the formula: You can make a book review go viral. Stuck inside during the Covid lockdown in […]

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Publishers want to make eBooks more expensive and more difficult for libraries to lend; Ron Wyden and Anna Eshoo have questions

from end of ownership department Techdirt has noted in the past that if public libraries did not exist, the copyright industry would never allow their creation. Editors can’t go back in time to change the story (thankfully). But the COVID pandemic, which has largely prevented people from borrowing physical books, has presented publishers with a […]

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Reviews | Assign book reviews by identity

With this reflection, the review becomes a referendum that announces whether or not the book and, by extension, the author are acceptable to outsiders who just want to be allied with the right opinions. It’s not the fault of the critics. They, even more than the authors, are made unwitting participants in this mass act […]

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CSUF’s “They Called Us Enemy” Book Selection Wins Readers – Orange County Register

By Nicole Gregory, Contributing Writer George Takei’s best-selling graphic genre novel, “They Called Us Enemy,” tells the vivid personal story of his family being taken from their Los Angeles home and sent on trains to one of the many camps. Japanese-American internments in Arkansas during World War II. . Despite being U.S. citizens, the Takei […]

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Self-Help / Therapy eBook Launch in Online Retail Store for Mental Stimulation

Red Hot Shades & More online retail store (725-400-4761) has launched a new line of self-help and therapeutic e-books for download from their website. Burlington, United States – October 8, 2021 / / – The company has launched its new line of downloadable e-books and offers e-business cards valued at over $ 300 with every […]

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Quick fiction: selections curated by Mountain Times for October | Book reviews

With somewhere between 600,000 and 1 million books published each year in the United States alone, choosing that next big read can be a challenge. To cut through the clutter, your Mountain timetable critics offer a very clean and organized – quick fiction – selection of books for October. ‘Wolf Point (Ashe Cayne Book 2)’ […]

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Tennessee Williams’ rarely seen story takes place in post-war Italy | Book reviews

“It’s a dimension of Williams that I think most readers don’t know a lot about,” says Andrew Gulli, editor-in-chief of Strand. “We think Tennessee Williams is the chronicler of faded greatness, anguish and weakness, but his travels and interactions show just how a versatile observer he was of how American foreign policy was viewed in […]

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Indigenous writer Joy Harjo tells her most important stories | Book reviews

“Warrior Poet” A memoir by Joy Harjo Published by Norton, 226 pages, $ 25 By Marion Winik Star Tribune The first Indigenous writer to be the United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo is revered for speaking the truth to power with lyricism and compassion in her nine books of poetry and memoir, “Crazy Brave.” His […]

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Book Reviews: “Afghanistan Papers” Findings New, But Motivations are an Old Story | Arts

Afghan papers HALF A CENTURY AGO, a war-weary nation was shocked to learn that its government had deliberately and continually lied to its citizens about its stated goals in a foreign civil war. Two years ago, this same citizen learned that history had repeated itself. The first event sowed deep mistrust of the leadership, prompting […]

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End of Summer Book Reviews: Spies, True Crime, Vietnam and COVID

BILL CASTANIER Daniel Silva’s new spy thriller ‘The Cellist’, starring Israel’s chief spy Gabriel Allon, will keep you up late into the night. Silva’s latest book is about as contemporary as it gets, set against the backdrop of COVID, “Q”, Russian election interference and the impact of dirty money laundering. In this book, Allon enlisted […]

Ebooks

E-books still don’t match printed books: report

In a new development in the debate between e-books and physical books, according to recent data from Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, the penetration of e-books is still significantly lower than that of printed books across the world. In the United States, for example, where eBooks are very popular in comparison, an estimated 23% of […]

Ebooks

5 digital libraries where you can download eBooks for free

With the advancement of digital technology, more and more people prefer e-books and audiobooks over printed books. Amazon alone has millions of eBooks in every category you can think of. Some are free, while others have a steep price. The good news is, you can always go to a digital library to get the information […]

Educational books

Gift ideas for Mother’s Day: educational and stimulating books

First-time moms might be likely to hit ’80s bestseller What to expect when you expect, but the literature of women of color offers new perspectives on the diversity of motherhood. The stories in these books are often led by mothers, while some take a feminist perspective, speaking directly to readers struggling to find their identity. […]

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Top publishers sell a ton of eBooks in 2021

Harpercollins, Hachette, Simon and Schuster and Penguin Random House are four of the most prolific book publishers in the world. In the first three months of 2021, they saw very strong sales of audiobooks and e-books. This trend is expected to continue for the rest of the year, mainly due to COVID and the increase […]

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Print books still sell better than e-books, study finds

According to a study by Statista’s Advertising & Media Outlook, e-book sales are still lower than physical book sales around the world, especially during the hot days of the covid-19 pandemic. The study, which asked respondents to describe their book purchases in 2020, found that e-books have still not replaced paper in most countries. “In […]

Book selection

App State Common Reading Program announces “Belonging” as selection of books for 2021-2022

BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University’s Common reading program named Nora Krug’s award-winning graphic memoir “Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home” as the 2021-2022 book selection for the university’s new class of freshmen and transfer students. “Nora Krug’s poignant graphic memories remind us that identity cannot be confined to one time, place, culture […]

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Library Partners with City of Mansfield Schools to Expand Access to E-Books and Audiobooks | Education

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Amazon is holding its ebooks in libraries because it prefers you to pay for them instead

According to a new report from The Washington Post. In fact, Amazon is the only major publisher to do this, the report says. This is because the company believes the terms for selling digital versions of books to libraries, which in turn make them available to local residents for free through e-book lending platforms like […]

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Amazon Takes Up To 80% Off Popular Kindle eBooks Starting At $ 1, Today Only

Only today, as part of its Gold Box offers of the day, Amazon is reducing a selection of popular reading on Kindle as much as 80%. All of the deals on today’s sale will become a permanent addition to your library, with prices starting at $ 0.99 and featuring some of the best deals yet […]

Book reviews

Censorship in Book Reviews Should Cease to Exist | Opinion

We all have opinions and we use the Internet to prove it. While leaving a rude comment on someone’s post is a good reason to receive negative feedback, what if you get negative feedback for an honest review of a service, business, or product? Critical censorship shouldn’t exist, but some people try to apply unfair […]

Ebooks

‘Covid Price Rise’: Student eBooks Cost Up to 500% More Than Print | Higher Education

UK university librarians say student reading lists for this term are torn due to publishers’ “frightening” increases in e-book prices, and some students are now reading what’s available or affordable, rather than their own. tutors believe they are the best for their course. With thousands of students studying in their rooms at home due to […]

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Amazon.com and ‘Big Five’ Publishers Accused of Ebook Pricing | EBooks

Amazon.com and ‘Big Five’ publishers – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster – have been accused of colluding to fix the prices of e-books, in a class action lawsuit filed by the law firm that successfully sued Apple and the Big Five on the same charge 10 years ago. The lawsuit, […]

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Increase in the use of e-books and audiobooks by schools in 2020

CLEVELAND, Dec 1 2020 / PRNewswire / – In a challenging year, the shift to distance and hybrid learning has accelerated the adoption of eBooks and audiobooks in the classroom. Therefore, OverDrive Education, the leading digital reading platform for schools worldwide, reports that a record number of K-12 schools have gone digital in 2020. Today, […]

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Publishers worry as e-books fly off virtual library shelves

Before Sarah Adler moved to Maryland last week, she used library cards from her Washington, D.C., home, and neighboring counties in Virginia and Maryland to read books online. The Libby app, a nifty and easy-to-use service from the OverDrive company, gave him access to millions of titles. When she moved, she took another card and […]

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Choice Releases White Paper Exploring Changes E-Books Have Brought To Collection Development In University Libraries

MIDDLETOWN, CT – Choice has announced the publication of the seventh in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable information on topics of importance to the academic library community. The article, “Ebook Collection Development in Academic Libraries: Examining Preference, Management and Purchasing Patterns,” aims to provide libraries with practical information and ideas to […]

Ebooks

How to find free ebooks while libraries are closed

Shelter-in-place orders across the country have not only crippled the economy, but also frozen civic infrastructure. Sure, water is still flowing from our taps, the police and fire department are still on the job, but your local library probably isn’t considered an essential service. But that doesn’t mean you can’t overcome this scourge with a […]

Ebooks

Jenna Bush Hager’s Book Club’s Choice, plus other free ebooks and audiobooks

The coronavirus has changed the landscape for book lovers, especially low-budget book lovers. Sure, many bookstores offer curbside service and online stores have plenty of titles on sale, but the costs can add up for families, many of whom are feeling financial hardship during this crisis. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for accessing free […]

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Get Free Ebooks: Where to Read Books Online for Free

Free ebooks are just one way to help your reader earn a living. And, thanks to libraries, public domain texts, and even bookstores, there is no shortage of free ebooks. Generally speaking, most free e-books are classic texts that no longer have enforceable copyrights, but if you dig a little deeper, you can find plenty […]

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Apple Books offers free ebooks and audiobooks to users in the US

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably seen a notification pop up on your home screen from Apple Books in the last couple of days. The company is offering users in the United States a free audiobook or e-book to keep them entertained during quarantine, though they can’t choose what they want from […]

Book selection

App State’s Common Reading Program Announces “Rising” as 2020-2021 Book Selection

BOONE, NC – Appalachian State University’s Common Reading Program Announces Book Selection for 2020-21: “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore” (Milkweed Editions, 2018) by Elizabeth Rush – Pulitzer Prize Finalist 2019 in general non-fiction. “Rush’s creative, non-fiction approach makes the many implications of sea level rise due to climate change real and tangible,” said […]

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Largest textbook publisher pushes students towards e-books, jeopardizing resale market

“More than half of our annual revenue comes from digital sales, so we decided, much like in other industries like newspapers, music or broadcasting, that it was time to change the way we manufacture and mainly let’s create our products ”Pearson plc CEO John Fallon told the BBC. The move is somewhat of a doubling […]

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White House and Michelle Obama Launch $ 250 Million Open eBooks App for Title I and Special Education Teachers

You want to know more ? Check out our additional article with five more facts about the Open eBooks app! Do you remember how it felt when you first read what would become your favorite book? For many students, it’s a hard-to-get feeling that books aren’t always cheap or readily available, especially when school budgets […]