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Book ban efforts by conservative parents take aim at library apps

Book ban efforts by conservative parents take aim at library apps

She said book-ban campaigns that started with criticizing school board members and librarians have now turned their attention to the tech startups that run the apps, which had existed for years without drawing much controversy. “It’s not enough to take a book off the shelf,” she said. “Now they want to filter electronic materials that …

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Introducing The Atlantic's Expanded Books Section

Introducing The Atlantic’s Expanded Books Section

When Emily Dickinson encountered her first real book as a child, she experienced a moment of pure, joyful recognition. “This, then, is a book!” she exclaimed. “And there are more of them!” The Atlantic would go on to publish Dickinson’s poems; perhaps more important, it introduced her to a lifelong mentor, Thomas Wentworth Higginson. After …

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Actor Colton Haynes has written a memoir, "Miss Memory Lane."

Colton Haynes, Channing Tatum, David Sedaris: New books this week

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Tuesday. 1. “Miss Memory Lane,” by Colton Haynes (Atria, nonfiction) What it’s about: The “Arrow” and “Teen Wolf” actor pulls back the curtain on his life, from his …

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'Either/Or,' Elif Batuman's sequel to 'The Idiot,' questions ethics and identity : NPR

‘Either/Or,’ Elif Batuman’s sequel to ‘The Idiot,’ questions ethics and identity : NPR

Elif Batuman has turned her years in college into another book. Her highly anticipated sequel to the 2017 Pulitzer finalist The Idiot is out on Tuesday – and the lively, witty, inquisitive protagonist Selin is just as curious about “the human condition” as she was in the first novel. Elif Batuman Valentyn Kuzan hide caption …

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Sabba Khan and Maisie Chan triumph in Jhalak prizes for writers of color | Jhalak prize

Sabba Khan’s “striking” and “impeccable” debut, The Roles We Play, has won the Jhalak prize for best book by a writer of color, becoming the first graphic novel to win the award. The children’s and young adult prize, meanwhile, was awarded to Maisie Chan for her “warm and funny” children’s novel Danny Chung Does Not …

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Books by women that every man should read: decided by Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Richard Curtis and more | Books

The film-maker Richard Curtis realised during the first lockdown that he would at last have time to immerse himself in books. More specifically books by women, “to compensate for 63 years of male bias”, he explains. “It’s been an amazing two years: the glory of Anne Tyler, Ann Patchett, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Daphne du …

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