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You Should Be Reading Banned Books - #BannedBooksWeek

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

This week is #BannedBooksWeek and if you're wondering why we need an entire week to celebrate banned books you're probably one of those millennials who doesn't read anything longer than 140 characters.

Those Flying Finns: Is it Saunas or Reading That Make the Difference?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

I recently attended a conference in Stockholm, at which there were several Finns and a lot of discussion about the "Finnish Miracle," in which Finland...

Poverty and Education

Vicki Cobb | Posted 09.27.2016 | Education
Vicki Cobb

I am always looking for topics for this blog about learning that is interesting, exciting and engaging for both teachers and students. Last year I wr...

How To Rediscover Your Passion For Reading

Cathy L. Mason | Posted 09.25.2016 | Fifty
Cathy L. Mason

Our home was a literate and musical one, with little television or radio. This was the key to my motivation to explore the world through books.

This is Jamie: Actress, Activist, and Beloved Children's Book Author

Cristy Bertini | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Cristy Bertini

Jamie Lee Curtis has a knack for simplifying complex topics, such as adoption and human emotion, and interpreting them in a way children can easily understand when reading her books. Her latest title, This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Came From (Workman Publishing) is about emigration, immigration, and the idea of leaving the old behind for the promise of the new.


Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We never know what difficulty someone may be going through when we meet them...or when we receive a letter from them. In person, their demeanor and bo...

If You Can Read This, You May Be A Pigeon

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 01.15.2017 | Science

Mind what you read in the park, because pigeons could be reading it too. Well, kind of. Scientists have taught pigeons a bit about the English langua...

Participate in Banned Books Week with Outspeak

Outspeak | Posted 09.19.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It runs from September 25th to October 1st this year.

Roger Sedarat Talks About the First Poem He Ever Translated

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Roger Sedarat is a 2015 recipient of the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and a nominee for the Pushcart Prize in translation. The author of three poetry collections, his translations of classical and modern Persian literature have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Guernica, Brooklyn Rail, and World Literature Today.

7 Books With Badass Women Heroes | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.15.2016 | OWN


Is This An Impostor, Or Is It You God?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 09.13.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I've asked many people where they get their information from when they're facing serious decisions in their lives. They've respond with, "I just know these things!" I usually respond by saying, "Really, not me anymore, because I need daily reflections to guide me!"

Julianne Moore Wants This Book To Be Turned Into A Movie, ASAP

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts

It was the first day of class for New York City public schools, and Julianne Moore came prepared. After making sure to eat a substantive breakfast, sh...

My 10-Year-Old Can't Read

Shawna Wingert | Posted 09.26.2016 | Parents
Shawna Wingert

My son loves science. He constantly asks questions about the world, how things work, about animals, and chemical reactions. He subscribes to YouTube c...

When One Bed Partner Is Trying To Read And The Other Is Trying To Sleep

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

In some couples I interviewed for my Two in a Bed book, both partners often read in their shared bed before going to sleep. But it was more common for only one partner to read in bed before falling asleep, and in that there could be problems.

Translating Lithuanian Independence: An Interview with Laima Vince

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Laima Vince is a writer, poet, and literary translator. She is the recipient of two Fulbright lectureships, a National Endowment for the Arts grant in...

Top 10 New Books On My Nightstand as a Business Owner

John Rampton | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
John Rampton

You would think as an entrepreneur and new parent that I would have no time for reading, but I'm working on catching up with Warren Buffet who reads t...

Why Third Grade May Be The Most Decisive Year In A Child’s Education

Ossa Fisher | Posted 09.07.2016 | Education
Ossa Fisher

A week into her second grade year, as we lay snuggling at bedtime, I asked my daughter Anna what she thinks will be the hardest part of school this ye...

Why I Still Love Printed Books

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

I'm like most Americans, according to the New York Times: I read more printed books than ebooks. I have two different tablets with lots of ebooks and...

Alex Cigale: East Meets West And The Russian Absurd

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

In 2015, Alex Cigale was an NEA Fellow in Literary Translation, and edited the Russian poetry issue of the Atlanta Review. He was a guest blogger on c...

I Don't Want My Son To Read In Kindergarten

Jessica Smock | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Jessica Smock

I realized that my son would probably do just fine in public school kindergarten, but only if he could go back in time and attend kindergarten in 1980, not 2016. My son is not ready for kindergarten in 2016.

How Well Do You Know Your Spouse?

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 08.26.2016 | Home
Eva Lesko Natiello

Do you ever wonder this? Have you ever asked yourself in the middle of the night, as you turn to look at your husband or wife in bed next to you, "Do I know everything I should about this person?"? This is exactly what makes the "marriage thriller" the hottest, compulsively readable genre right now. It's the page-turning thriller that hits closest to home--both figuratively and literally--and is the most unsettling because of this.

Does Reading Make You A Better Person? Study Suggests It Depends On What You Read

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.25.2016 | Arts

In 2012, when bookstores and book clubs were alight with talk of Gone Girl, a vital modifier was attached to descriptions of Flynn’s fast-paced stor...

6 Fascinating Books That Peer Into How The Rich Live

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.24.2016 | OWN


Navigating the Digital Wild West of Educational Apps -- With Millions of Apps to Choose From, How do Parents and Educators Find Apps That Pass the Test?

Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
Stephanie Dua and Keith Meacham

Apps can have very meaningful impact on student learning. It's just not always that easy to figure out which ones really work. Having lived through what it takes to create an app with real learning value, we have a few suggestions and tips for parents as they are thinking about getting the most out of their children's limited screen time:

Back To School, Back To Reading

Christine French Cully | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Christine French Cully

"Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops," says writer Kellie Elmore. But, sadly, all good things--even summer--must end. Fall is hinting at its arrival, and already it's back to school.