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‘Luda’ isn’t a book you read — it’s a book you experience

Luda is a magical, multilayered, intoxicating story about identity, stardom, performance, lust, and death that could only have come from the prodigious mind of Grant…

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Libraries throughout the US are getting bomb threats

In the latest double-plus ungood news from the Republic of Gilead, you can add librarians to the list of politicians, healthcare workers, poll workers, journalists,…

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Brooklyn’s library moves to slip books through red state bans

NEW YORK — The front line of America’s culture war now runs straight through the nation’s school libraries — with conservatives in dozens of states…

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US libraries face ‘unprecedented’ efforts to ban books on race and gender themes

Challenges from conservative parent groups and others targeted 1,651 different titles, the American Library Association said Books for children and young adults containing themes of…

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“Laguardia,” by Nnedi Okorafor, is a comic book set in the context of not-so-futuristic conservative fascist forces

In the comic book, Laguardia, by “a writer of strange things” Nnedi Okorafor, the airport by the same name—now an intergalactic way-station that is STILL…

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Over $100K raised so far after library defunded for having LGBTQ+ books

Patmos Library in western Michigan is getting a crowdsourced lifeline after conservative taxpayers voted against a proposal to use tax funds to support it because…

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George R. R. Martin Warns Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Novels Are Very Different from Story on TV

“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin just clarified that his upcoming novels are moving “further and further away” from the events of his saga…

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Some states are changing the laws that govern community libraries

At a time of concern about book banning, states are passing laws to tighten control over public libraries. The laws address how libraries are managed…

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‘Is he … you know?’: Literature’s best queer-coded characters

Literature is full of queer-coded characters like Jo March in Little Women, reminding us that LGBTQ+ representation has come far but still has a long…

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Unhappy birthday, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four!

The innumerable claims about George Orwell’s prescient genius are now cliché. It should be easy to dismiss the correlations that people draw to Orwell’s masterpiece…

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What ‘Queer Ducks’ can teach teenagers about sexuality in the animal kingdom

The new book, Queer Ducks (and Other Animals), is designed to be teenager friendly. It’s filled with comics and humor and accessible science on the…

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Supreme Court won’t take case on security reviews of government tell-all books

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take the case of several former national security officials arguing the government’s prepublication review requirements for their books…

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That time Benjamin Franklin published a book on DIY abortions

If you are at all engaged in the abortion debate, you’re already aware that every anti-choice argument is inherently hollow. Even if the person making…

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Hitting the Books: Dodge, Detroit and the Revolutionary Union Movement of 1968

After decades on the decline intro, America’s labor movement is undergoing a massive renaissance with Starbucks, Amazon and Apple Store employees leading the way. Though…

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Tennessee House passes bill to let state commission approve school library books

Tennessee legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would allow the state’s textbook commission to approve or reject books in school libraries. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/tennessee-house-passes-bill-giving-state-commission-approval-school-li-rcna26362 Droolin’ Dog…

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How to Access Banned Books If Your Local Library Sucks

Book-banning is one of those nosy-neighbor hobbies that becomes popular in waves. We’re currently in one of those waves, with parents and concerned citizens “challenging”—and…

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This Earth Day, one book presents global warming and climate justice as inseparable

It’s still an open question to what degree our planet will remain habitable in the coming years. Elizabeth Cripps offers an urgent message in What…

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Ohio school board bans children’s book for its highly offensive rainbow and unicorn images

An Ohio school district just banned the children’s book It’s Okay to Be a Unicorn after deciding that, well, unicorns and rainbows are just not…

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Similarities between Tolkien and Orwell

Superficially, Tolkien and Orwell pose in opposition: Tolkien the devout Catholic buried in English origins, Orwell the committed Socialist unraveling English outcomes. But much was…

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New Dr. Seuss-inspired books will feature diverse writers and illustrators

The new line of books will include original stories inspired by previously unpublished illustrations of the author’s. Six Dr. Seuss books are no longer being…

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Great stories and details in new Hendrix book

There are plenty of books about Jimi Hendrix so why did I like this new one? Rock journalists and brothers Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik  have…

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Where to start with: James Joyce

Always wanted to tackle the great Irish writer but not sure Ulysses is for you? This handy primer may just help you find a way…

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