Romance book club banned for sex content at Oklahoma library

A romance book club and Sexual Assault Awareness program were canceled after an Oklahoma library board banned displays and programs with sexual content. Google Maps/screengrab A library board’s decision to ban displays and programs “that focus on sexual content” at an Oklahoma library prompted the cancellation of a romance book club and Sexual Assault Awareness … Read more

‘The Year We Learned to Fly’ speaks to power of the mind – The Virginian-Pilot

On a rainy spring day when they are both stuck inside with nothing to do, a brother and sister heed the words of their grandmother: “Use those beautiful and brilliant minds of yours.” So, they do, as the story shows, in every season of the year. In the summer, after a fight, the siblings use … Read more

From the classroom: ‘Freedom Writers Diary’ faces backlash in Crete; younger Joel coming home | Education

A good school can lead to a lifetime of opportunities. Myriad data shows that lifetime earnings increase with every degree obtained. Bachelor’s degree holders will earn an average of roughly $26,000 more each year than high school graduates. And for those who decide that pursuing a college degree is not the best postsecondary option, a … Read more

Week of April 18, 2022

DEAL OF THE WEEK Pember Does Double at Pantheon In his first acquisition at Pantheon, David Treuer preempted two books by journalist Mary Annette Pember. The publisher said the North American rights agreement was struck after a nine-publisher auction and includes the author’s debut work of nonfiction, about “her mother’s experience at a Native American … Read more

The 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

ALBION, Ind. (WPTA21) – Earlier this year, retired nurse Mike Klinger published his first book: The History of the 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry XXIIIrd. Corps. Though the author, a former US Army medic, lives in Albion now, he’s spent over fifty years researching an obscure group of Civil War soldiers who were from Delphos, Ohio. … Read more

Pope Francis: ‘War is a sacrilege, let us stop fueling it!’

“Against War: The Courage to Build Peace” – a book by Pope Francis – hits Italian bookshelves and the newspaper “Corriere della Sera” on Thursday, and presents dialogue as a political art, and the artisanal construction of peace and disarmament as a strategic choice. We publish a working translation of the introduction. By Pope Francis … Read more

‘Raven Braids the Wind’: West Point poet publishes best-selling book of haiku | Community

West Point resident Linda Toren, a poet and teacher, can now add published author to her list of accomplishments. West Point resident Linda Toren is a poet, teacher, and now a published author with her new poetry book, “Raven Braids the Wind.” Courtesy photo/Linda Toren Toren has written one haiku–a type of short-form poetry originating … Read more

Cadott School District investigating vandalism in school library

CADOTT, Wis. (WEAU) – The Cadott School District is investigating an act of vandalism in one of its school libraries. In a letter to families and community members on Monday, Superintendent Jenny Starck said that over the last several weeks, two books had been intentionally damaged while some books had been either pushed to the … Read more

Omar Musa’s new book crosses oceans with poetry, woodcut art and fever dreams

Omar Musa’s new poetry and art book Killernova is a difficult one to pin down. It’s part of pandemic fever dream, it’s a reflection of family heritage in Borneo, and other parts, it’s autobiographical, and also a rustic woodcut art journey. Killernova, Released by publisher Penguin Books Australia, is the fourth book from Omar, an … Read more

Alexander City native publishes 6th book | News

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