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  A Devastating Friendship Forged in India’s Underbelly After being drawn into the world of human trafficking, two Indian girls encounter relentless cruelty at home and abroad in Shobha Rao’s novel, “Girls Burn Brighter.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-05-26 Join the #ReadWokeUK Reading Challenge! I was recently inspired by an article in School Library Journal by Librarian Cicely Lewis on how she developed a “Read Woke” Reading Challenge in her high school. Cicely’s goal was … Read More

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  What We Get Wrong About Animals From the marvelous to the utterly bizarre, the astonishing diversity of life is on display in Lucy’s Cooke’s “The Truth About Animals.” … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-05-25 Review: ‘In Praise of Wasting Time’ Speaks Ominously of a Digital ‘Grid’ “In Praise of Wasting Time,” a new book by the M.I.T. physicist Alan Lightman, argues that the increasingly frenetic pace of life is hurting creativity. … Source: The New … Read More

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  An Affable Canadian Author With a Penchant for Murder The best-selling novelist Louise Penny reflects on her love of Quebec, struggles with alcohol, and how Inspector Gamache changed her life. … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-05-25 Jimmy Kimmel, No: Shaming People Who Aren’t Bookish Isn’t Cool Maybe you saw the Jimmy Kimmel short last week. He asks folks on the street to name a book, any book. And they can’t. One guy says, “The Lion … Read More

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  In a Newbery Medalist’s Latest Novel, Friends Find Solace in Words In Erin Entrada Kelly’s charming new book, “You Go First,” misfits connect long-distance via online Scrabble. Is it an escape, or the start of a real bond? … Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2018-05-24 What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew His books answered the question of how my Jewish education would translate into the real world, should I survive the ordeal … Read More

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  Cover Revealed for Michelle Obama Memoir BECOMING In February, former first lady Michelle Obama shook the book world when she revealed via Twitter that she’s writing a new memoir, Becoming, coming out on November 13th. Today, Penguin Random House unveiled the official cover of the memoir. Becoming by Michelle Obama – photo by Miller Mobley, courtesy of … Source: Book RiotPublished on 2018-05-24 THE HATE U GIVE Movie Gets A Release Date Good news for fans of the book, … Read More

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