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Attempt to ban book backfires with 700 copies given away in the community

Apr 28 2014: Earlier this year, the local school board in Meridian, Idaho, removed Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian from the 10th grade curriculum following complaints by some parents.

Hundreds of students signed a petition to have the book ...

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    World Book Night Today!

    Apr 23 2014: Today is World Book Night - in the USA 29,000 givers are handing out 580,000 free books in the hopes of reaching people who are not normally readers, both adults and younger readers. The event, which originated in the UK, takes place on April 23 which is the birthday of...

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      Colorado House passes sales tax fairness law. Bill now with Senate for consideration.

      Apr 18 2014: On Monday, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Marketplace Fairness & Small Business Protection Act (HB 1269), which "clarifies Colorado's sales tax laws to note that remote retailers that maintain a warehouse in the state, or that have online affiliates ...

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        Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies

        Apr 17 2014: Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best known for his classic, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Marquez is considered the father of the magical realism genre. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.

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          Authors Guild: Google must not be permitted to build its financial empire off the backs of authors

          Apr 14 2014: Late Friday afternoon, the Authors Guild filed its appeal in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, asking the appellate court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that granted summary judgment to Google, while denying the Guild’s request for partial summary ...

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            The Goldfinch and Toms River win Pulitzers

            Apr 14 2014: The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners in the books category are:

            Fiction: "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown)

            History: "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832" by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton)

            Biography: "Margaret Fuller: A New American ...

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              Adrian Mole author, Sue Townsend, dies aged 68

              Apr 11 2014: Sue Townsend, 68, died at home on Thursday after a short illness following many years suffering with diabetes that left her blind.

              She will be best remembered for her 8 book series starting with The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4, which was published in ...

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                Ken Follett to write sequel to The Pillars of the Earth

                Apr 08 2014: UK publisher Pan Macmillan has acquired three new novels by Ken Follett, including a sequel to The Pillars of the Earth.

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