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11 Teen Titles You Don't Want to Miss This Summer

Kirkus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Books

"This memoir's unique eyewitness view of epochal events makes it essential reading for an understanding of those times--and these. (Graphic memoir. 11 & up)" A living icon of the civil rights movement brings his frank and stirring account of the movement's most tumultuous years (so far) to a climax.

10 More Awesome Summer Reads

Kirkus | Posted 07.06.2016 | Books

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'The World's Oldest Profession' May Not Be What You Think

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the second of a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jen...

How I Became An Extended-Breastfeeding, Tandem-Nursing Mother Of Two

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Grayson

Suddenly, with the birth of our second daughter Mika, our family was four. I was becoming reconciled to the fact that I would be simultaneously breastfeeding a newborn and a Terrible Two in full tantrum mode, an arrangement known as tandem nursing (it's called that without the tantrums, too).

The Case for Fiction

Lyndsay West | Posted 06.14.2016 | Books
Lyndsay West

I'll be up front with you: I'm a fiction apologist. I can appreciate a good non-fiction piece, but I find that the payoff from fiction is

Five New Travel Books to Pack in Your Carry-On

Lena Desmond | Posted 06.09.2016 | Travel
Lena Desmond

Summer's here--meaning it's time to cast away those crochet blankets, switch off that Netflix series, and seek out a sun-kissed adventure. Whether you...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

7 Things You Need to Write a Bestselling Nonfiction Book

Amy Morin | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Amy Morin

I never set out to become an author. My main source of income had always been through my work as a psychotherapist. I'd only started writing articles ...

The 51 Greatest Baseball Books of All Time

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.04.2016 | Sports
Peter Dreier

These books will provide baseball fans with great enjoyment and food for thought. But readers with little interest in baseball will also discover much they didn't know about American society through the lens of this fascinating sport.

Mind the Gap: Entering the World of Shana Corey and Chris Sickels' The Secret Subway

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.09.2016 | Books
Monica Edinger

(All sketches and images, unless otherwise indicated, credited to Red Nose Studio) Last week I was honored to premier Shana Corey and Chris Sickels'...

My Mother, The Mayor of Quincy Park

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

My mother was the mayor of Quincy Park. Anything-goes soccer and homemade lemonade became her trademarks. When she pulled into the gravel lot and stepped out of the family van, children jumped off of the slides and out of trees.

Why I Refuse to Get a Smartphone

Alena Dillon | Posted 01.26.2016 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

I refuse to get a smartphone because I don't judge the people who are entranced by their devices; I understand them. I too am guilty of such detachment, of the tendency to disconnect from reality in exchange for virtual reality.

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction: Which Do You Prefer?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Kristen Houghton

New year, time to review what you're going to be writing in the coming months. Maybe like me you have a project or two already in the works from the previous year and you're working hard to reach a book launch deadline.

Book Review: The Daily Hazards of a Middle Eastern Wife by Soad Nasr

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 11.24.2015 | Books
Lara Lillibridge

Her conversational tone pulls the reader in, so that I felt like a new friend she was explaining her customs to, and not an unwelcome voyeur peeking through a window. Humorous, lighthearted, respectful but not unduly submissive, Soad Nasr's book gives a glimpse into one woman's life in the Middle East that will break down stereotypes and create space for real understanding.

A Passion for Telling True Stories: An Interview With Journalist Fernanda Santos of The New York Times

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Santos has reported in three languages, in Latin America and the United States. She began her career in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country. Santos says that this is where she "bore witness to violence, inequality and immeasurable hope."

CT Lions Distribute 'Price' to Local School Systems

Michael Putzel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Books
Michael Putzel

Robert Howard II was four years old when an American commander in Vietnam wrote him a letter telling him his father had died bravely in battle. The boy's father had been a hometown sports hero, and the son grew up trying to emulate a man he never really knew.

Conversation with Adam Parfrey (Part Two)

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Publisher Adam Parfrey was in town a few weeks ago for the Brooklyn Book Festival. I caught up with Adam at his hotel room to discuss the history of his publishing imprints Feral House and Process Media as well as several other things.

Teaching the Common Core 30 Years Ago

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.05.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The teachers didn't have to waste time filling in checklists to prove that they had met these standards because they are internalized in high-quality teaching.

Why Reading to Learn Is Seldom Taught; Part II

Vicki Cobb | Posted 08.10.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

In my last post, where I posited that high-quality trade books, like those in the picture, have a hard time getting into classrooms, several people challenged me: Where did I get my information?

9 Titles Every Book Club Should Read

Kirkus | Posted 07.22.2016 | Books

9 new titles to add to your book club's reading list.

Stages of Authorship

Michael Putzel | Posted 07.01.2016 | Books
Michael Putzel

Writing a book is not like journalism. For one thing, it takes longer. Sometimes a lot longer. In a four-decade career in news, I wrote on tight deadlines, often under pressure, and with no excuses for a story that didn't get done on time.

Bestselling Indie Author Rachel Thompson Talks About Writing to Heal

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2016 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released Broken Places (2015 Honorable Mention Winner, San Francisco Book Festival) and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed.

Amye Archer Turns Weight Into Words

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.19.2016 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Amye Archer is a writer and teacher living and working in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Wilkes University, and is a recipient of the Beverly Hiscox Scholarship.

Conversation With Author Robert Rosen

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Robert Rosen's newest book Bobby in Naziland: A Portrait of the Author As a Young Jew explores the author's childhood growing up in 1950's and 1960's postwar Jewish Brooklyn under the shadow of the Holocaust.

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Maria Ross | Posted 05.18.2016 | Books
Maria Ross

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?