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No, Authors Should Not Be Constrained By Gender Or Race In The Characters They Create

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 05.22.2017 | Home
Lorraine Devon Wilke

This was the headline: Spy Author Anthony Horowitz ‘Warned Off’ Creating Black Character: Author Anthony Horowitz says he was “warned o...

Celebrating Langston Hughes — Black, Red And Gay

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.20.2017 | Black Voices
Peter Dreier

Long before “make America great again” became Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, Langston Hughes’s 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again” i...

J.K. Rowling’s Mysterious 'Harry Potter' Prequel Has Been Stolen

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.12.2017 | Arts

On Friday, England’s West Midlands Police tweeted a callout to Harry Potter fans: Should they see a notecard covered front-to-back in handwritten Ho...

New York's 'Next Generation' Education Standards – The Proof Of The Pudding Is In The Eating

Alan Singer | Posted 05.11.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

At its May 9 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents began discussion of the newly revised “Next Generation” English Language Arts and Mathem...

Richard Ford On The Challenge Of Writing About The South

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.10.2017 | Arts

The preteens and teenagers in Richard Ford’s fiction are captivated ― if perplexed ― by their parents’ choices. A 15-year-old drifts around in...

10 Books To Wake Up Your Book Club

Kirkus | Posted 05.10.2017 | Home

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21...

New Books By Women You're Guaranteed To Love This Summer

Glamour | Posted 05.08.2017 | Women

For Glamour, by Elizabeth Logan. The sun is shining, the air is clear, and we have your new favorite book right here. Yes, summer means reading in th...

15 Stellar Short Stories You Can Read Online This Month

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.08.2017 | Arts

In April, America celebrates National Poetry Month; from June to August, beach reads occupy long summer days. Nestled nicely between, there’s anothe...

The First Saturday In May Means More Than Horses -- It's The Summer Season Of Hot Books

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.08.2017 | Home
Kim Michele Richardson

The first Saturday in May is not just about Derby horses or the best day to plant tomatoes; it’s more about getting the best summer reads for those ...

11 Characters Who Are Definitely Having A Worse Day Than You Are

Kirkus | Posted 05.03.2017 | Home

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Ill Will by Dan Chaon “A shadowy narrative that’s carried well by the author...

What I Learned From Keeping A Book About Books

Thought Matters | Posted 05.02.2017 | Home
Thought Matters

By Pamela Paul Introduction Why Keep Track? Like anyone else with a marriage and a home and children and family and work, and more work, I always have...

50 Of The Best Indie Bookstores In America

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.28.2017 | Arts

“Indie Bookstores are Back,” The New York Times proclaimed early last year. “People Are Still Buying Books At Indie Bookstores,” Forbes announ...

In A Bold New Book, Earth Is Left Uninhabitable By War

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.26.2017 | Arts

Lidia Yuknavitch’s latest novel, The Book of Joan, pays homage to a figure who’s inspired the author since her Catholic upbringing: a woman and a ...

How High School Teachers Are Using Dystopian Books To Explore The State Of America Today

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.25.2017 | Arts

The adage about the trend has become as ubiquitous as the trend itself: dystopian books are everywhere, and their popularity doesn’t seem to be wani...

The Beloved Book That Started YA Lit Turns 50 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.25.2017 | Arts

While other teens spent their time navigating the frustrating social hierarchies of high school, S.E. Hinton deigned to write about them. The result ...

17 Spine-Tingling New Books For Fans Of Dystopia

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.24.2017 | Arts

The end of 2016 brought with it a spike in classic dystopian book sales. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid...

'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Unequivocally A Story By, For And About Women

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 04.22.2017 | Women

With the much-awaited release of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” only four days away, much has been said in the past 24 hours about who the story...

Bill O’Reilly Wrote A Murderous Revenge Book About A Fired News Anchor

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.21.2017 | Arts

They say reality is stranger than fiction. In the case of Bill O’Reilly’s Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder, let’s hope it’...

Subscription YA Book Box Reflects The Dynamism Of Young Black Women

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 04.19.2017 | Black Voices

While black Americans are regularly left out of mainstream literary landscapes, when we are afforded racial representation, it’s sometimes limited t...

There's A Japanese Word For People Who Buy Too Many Books

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.23.2017 | Arts

Book hoarding is a well-documented habit. In fact, most literary types are pretty proud of the practice, steadfast in their desire to stuff shelves to...

7 Books That Need A Sequel

Kirkus | Posted 04.20.2017 | Home

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Walkaway by Cory Doctorow “A truly visionary techno-thriller that not only depict...

29 Inspiring Books About Immigration The NYPL Thinks You Should Read

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.19.2017 | Arts

No week is the wrong week to dive into good books by or about migrants and immigrants. During a time of heightened scrutiny and inflammatory rhetoric ...

7 Timeless Poetry Collections Every Kind Of Reader Can Appreciate

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.19.2017 | Arts

April may be the cruelest month, but it also happens to be National Poetry Month, a nationwide celebration of verse. An entire month may seem an outsi...

This Spring’s Most Anticipated Thrillers

Kirkus | Posted 04.13.2017 | Home

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel “Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring g...

What Critics Said About 'The Handmaid's Tale' Back In The 1980s

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.13.2017 | Arts

In 2017, Margaret Atwood is ascendant. The New Yorker has dubbed her the “Prophet of Dystopia.” The upcoming Hulu adaptation of her most well-know...