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Librarians fear new penalties, even prison, as activists challenge books

Librarians fear new penalties, even prison, as activists challenge books

When an illustrated edition of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released in 2019, educators in Clayton, Missouri needed little debate before deciding to keep copies in high school libraries.
Book Review: Jen Silverman’s gripping second novel explores the long afterlife of political violence

Book Review: Jen Silverman’s gripping second novel explores the long afterlife of political violence

Earlier this year a former member of the far-left Baader-Meinhof gang who spent decades in hiding was arrested by German police in connection with a string of crimes.
Maia Kobabe's 'Gender Queer' tops list of most criticized library books for third straight year

Maia Kobabe's 'Gender Queer' tops list of most criticized library books for third straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — Maia Kobabe’s graphic memoir “Gender Queer” continues its troubled run as the country’s most controversial book, topping the American Library Association’s “challenged books” list for a third straight year.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces book detailing her rapid rise in Democratic politics

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces book detailing her rapid rise in Democratic politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will detail her rapid ascent in Democratic politics in a book out this summer, a move that will undoubtedly spark fresh speculation about her potential presidential ambitions.
Sex, drugs and the Ramones: CNN's Camerota ties up 'loose ends' from high school

Sex, drugs and the Ramones: CNN's Camerota ties up 'loose ends' from high school

NEW YORK (AP) — Wandering the former site of New York's famed CBGB nightclub, pointing to familiar names on band posters spread amid carefully preserved graffiti, is like being transported to a life that CNN's Alisyn Camerota has long since left behi
Eoin Colfer continues Juniper Lane series with 'Guardians of Cedar Wood'

Eoin Colfer continues Juniper Lane series with 'Guardians of Cedar Wood'

NEW YORK (AP) — Bestselling author Eoin Colfer has a new set of adventures ready for young Juniper Lane.
Bill Clinton reflects on post-White House years in the upcoming memoir 'Citizen'

Bill Clinton reflects on post-White House years in the upcoming memoir 'Citizen'

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton has a memoir coming out this fall about his years since leaving public office in 2001.

Robin Walter's 'Little Mercy' receives poetry academy's First Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Walter’s “Little Mercy,” a debut collection of verse that celebrates the natural world, has won the 2024 Academy of American Poets’ First Book Award. Walter will receive $5,000 and a six-week residency in Umbria, Italy.

With some laughs, some stories, some tears, Don Winslow begins what he calls his final book tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Don Winslow , embarking on what he calls his final book tour, had a feeling he might not keep it together “It’s a little bit of a bittersweet evening for me,” he said Monday, speaking before some 40 admirers at The Mysterious Bookshop
Claire Jiménez’s 'What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez' wins the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Claire Jiménez’s 'What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez' wins the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

NEW YORK (AP) — Claire Jiménez’s “What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez,” a hard-hitting and comic novel set in New York City about a Puerto Rican family's search for a missing girl, has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
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