‘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

Castle Rock book store owner to replace defunded federal book donations for elementary school | Education

CASTLE ROCK — Jennifer Engkraf still remembers her excitement when a national nonprofit donated books to the Castle Rock Elementary School she attended in the 1990s. Today, Engkraf is the owner of a Castle Rock bookstore and spearheading local efforts to resurrect the book donations that sparked her love for reading roughly three decades ago. … Read more

Tough Guy Book Club helping men connect, make new friends across Australia

It was like walking into a blind date. Matthew Gribbin was scanning each face in the pub, searching for someone else who seemed equally lost. He found Matthew Johnson and, along with another man, they were the first attendees of the Tough Guy Book Club’s Central Queensland chapter. “I think we only had three people … Read more

Bookmarks for April 3 | Books

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will take place from 10 am to 7 pm daily through April 10 at 300 Albemarle Square in Albemarle Square Shopping Center. Half-price days are planned for Saturday and April 10. There will not be an educator/bag day after the sale this time. Categories include fiction, mystery, science, … Read more

O, Miami Poety Festival 2022: Nicole Tallman Presents Heroic Sonnet Crown Reading

A herd of miniature brass and wooden animal figurines stand guard on the corner of Nicole Tallman’s desk on the 29th floor of County Hall. The elephant, penguin, rhinoceros, and camel all appear to take their protective role quite seriously. The Michigan native currently serves as the director for Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. … Read more

Best Sci Fi Books For Women’s History Month — Brit + Co

Science fiction as a genre across film, television, and literature is historically known for its gender imbalance. Fans of science fiction are often imagined to be young men – typically white-aged 18 to 28. However, this stereotype is rapidly becoming outdated. While historic surveys portraying a demographic dominated by young male readers (93.3% male in … Read more

New Worlds Reading Initiative reaches more than 100,000 Florida students in free book program – News

This story was originally published by PR Newswire. Created to help approximately half a million Florida K-5 students read on grade level, the New Worlds Reading Initiative is a new, free book delivery program advancing literacy and a love of reading across the state. In less than five months since the first books were delivered, … Read more

Always Getting Same BookTok Recommendations? Here’s Help

In the last year, TikTok has rapidly become one of the most influential social media platforms. The platform has also influenced publishing—mainly through the community known as BookTok. BookTok consists of booksellers, authors, publishers, and (mostly) readers making videos about reading. After creators featured They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, sales of … Read more

15 More Excellent General-Interest Nonfiction Books Read During The Second Year Of The Pandemic

One year ago, I wrote a piece about 15 of the best nonfiction books I’d read during the first year of the pandemic. I didn’t know at the time that we had another whole year of the pandemic left, but here we are. Society has been a bit more open over the past 12 months … Read more