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2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists in Fiction and Nonfiction Announced
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2017 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalists in Fiction and Nonfiction Announced

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize has announced its 2017 finalists in fiction and nonfiction. Honoring writers who have used their literary talents to create works advocating for peace, social justice and global understanding, this is the only peace prize to be awarded in the United States of America. The works shortlisted in both fiction and […]

Beyond Books: Memoirs That Reckon with Death
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Beyond Books: Memoirs That Reckon with Death

Being part of the “sandwich generation” caught between aging parents and almost-adult children means that mortality begins to loom heavier as the years pass. Sharing the burden of tragedy with thoughtful, wise, and gentle others through books is certainly one of the most readily-available balms. For those moments you need a little guidance, here are […]

Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Moviegoers who want to stay steeped in the deliciously overwhelming feelings they had watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will find plenty of tales of grit, despair, inspiration, and insurmountable odds while browsing the 940.53s. Librarians can save them a little time and look like heroes themselves by handselling these other retellings of epic events. (And, don’t forget […]

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2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

The Arab American Book Awards have been announced! Established in 2006, the Awards, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, celebrate “books written by and about Arab Americans” while sparking “greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing.” Winners will be honored at an upcoming ceremony at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Sherman Alexie Talks about YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

This week on Well Read, award-winning prose writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. The book traces his life story from birth, through his escape from the reservation and its traumatic legacies, to his groundbreaking writing […]

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Annual Conference Read n’ Rave Report, 2017

Annual Conference Read n’ Rave Report, 2017

Booklist and the Association of American Publishers convened another well-attended Read ‘n’ Rave at this year’s ALA Annual Conference. Modeled after the popular Shout ‘n’ Share panels that take place at the end of Book Expo every year, the program brings together a panel of collection development librarians who roam the exhibit aisles in search […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Gerda Saunders Talks about MEMORY’S LAST BREATH

This week on Well Read, former associate director of Gender Studies at the University of Utah Gerda Saunders will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her memoir, Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia, released June 13. Diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease, a precursor of dementia, at age 61, […]

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A Palestine Reader, Part II: Adult Books

A Palestine Reader, Part II: Adult Books

The unrelenting conflict between Palestine and Israel keeps the Middle East in the news. But for a fuller picture of the Palestinian and Palestinian-American experience than what the media can provide, here’s a starter reading list, with links to Booklist reviews when available. For a list of recommended titles about Palestine for young, middle-grade, and young […]

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A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

Book buyers love Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled  Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. Nine-to-fivers can live (and drink) vicariously through the 18 months this former Huffington Post editor spent preparing for the Certified Court of Master Sommelier exam. Oenophiles aren’t the only ones willing […]

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages
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A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages

  News about the transgender community—including banned books, bathroom laws, hockey, wrestlers, models, parades, Jackie and Juliet Evancho, and, most tragically, a horrifying murder caught on cellphone video—have all made recent headlines. Books can be helpful, entertaining, illuminating portals into the trans*/gender nonconforming (GNC) experience. The list below highlights books by and about the trans*/GNC community for […]

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