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40 best African American and black books, according to the NAACP

What are the Image Awards Within those Image Awards — which originally covered just two categories, motion picture and television — are now 60 categories comprising people of color in the arts, as well as people and groups who creatively pursue social justice and public service. This year, 40 books have been nominated in the […]

Dan Brown … Children’s Book Author?

Before he became a best-selling writer, Dan Brown was an aspiring musician. In 1989, he self-produced an album of children’s music he arranged on synthesizers, titled “Musica Animalia.” It sold around 500 copies, and Brown soon forgot about it. He had better luck as a novelist, with page-turners like “The Da Vinci Code,” “The Lost […]

Books: Ian Williams’ "Reproduction" | NCPR News

Feb 19, 2020 — Every year the best new fiction in Canada makes it on to the ScotiaBank Giller Prize long list, twelve books this year. Six of those books make it to the short list and the winner of the $100,000 prize is announced at a banquet in November. The winning novel this year […]

Trump says he knows identity of ‘Anonymous’ tell-all writer

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Tuesday he knows the identity of the author known as “Anonymous,” the senior administration official who wrote an inside-the-White House account that painted the president as inept and dangerous. Trump’s claim comes as speculation has grown inside Washington about the identity of the official who penned the book “A Warning” […]

Book-drive collects books to be placed in schools, buses, Rail Runner

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city’s annual Read to Me Book Drive kicked off Tuesday morning with the goal of collecting 60,000 new and gently used children’s books for children from low-income families. Kids react to lines from children’s book “My Litter Sister Ate One Hare” at kick-off ceremony for 18th annual Read to Me […]

Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon, Colson Whitehead are book prize finalists

Ronan Farrow, Emily Bazelon, Attica Locke, Michael Connelly and Colson Whitehead are among the finalists for the 40th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes announced Wednesday, with crime novelist Walter Mosley named as the winner of the 2019 Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit WriteGirl will receive the annual Innovator’s Award […]

Saving Stories book release celebrates history, culture

About an hour ago Traditional Nepali, Sudanese and Islamic tales that are passed down for generations among natives now will be preserved in the United States for years to come. More than 50 people gathered at the Whitehall Public Library on Feb. 17 for the launch of five new bilingual books through the Saving Stories […]

Books and Barbers: Local pastor making history one page at a time

ROCK HILL, S.C. — According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 85% of America’s black male students are not proficient in reading. Now, a Rock Hill pastor is hoping to change that by bringing books to barbershops.  “The barbershop is probably just as important to the African-American community as the church,” said Pastor […]

Westlake Middle School seeking volunteers for a ‘Human Library’

CLOSE Love books? Want to be one? Westlake Middle School in Thornwood is seeking walking, talking books to volunteer for a “Human Library” event on April 29. The idea is that small groups of seventh- and eighth-grade students will “borrow” books for 15-minute conversations during which they will listen to each book’s story and ask questions. Westlake is looking for […]

Drugs are easier to get than books

I have a new friend, sober and clean six months by the skin of her teeth, fighting like crazy to stay clean — and to spend her time finding new activities. Find some new people to talk to. She has a job now, at a local restaurant that is supportive of the struggle and understanding […]