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Texas librarians face harassment as they navigate book bans

May 17 2022: For those librarians working at schools and at public libraries, the pressure to keep some challenged books off the shelves is growing. And some Texas librarians say the insults and threats through social media and the added pressure from supervisors to remove books are...

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Why do people, like, say, like so much?

May 15 2022: According to an article in The Guardian, saying the word ‘like’ has long been seen as a sign of laziness and stupidity. But its use is actually richly nuanced, goes back to Shakespearean times, and is an indicator of, like, intelligence...

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Robert Goolrick, whose books explored tragedy and endurance, dies at 73

May 15 2022: Robert Goolrick, a New York advertising executive whose firing at 54 liberated him to write a lacerating memoir of childhood sexual abuse and other family secrets, followed by acclaimed novels about endurance in the face of suffering and tragedy, died April 29 at a ...

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Pulitzer Prize: 2022 winners of book prizes

May 10 2022: The 2022 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced. See BookBrowse's awards page for winners of the book prizes including Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South by Winfred Rembert, as told to Erin I. Kelly

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Texas residents are suing their county after books were removed from public libraries

Apr 28 2022: Seven residents in Llano County, Texas, are suing county officials, claiming their First and 14th Amendment rights were violated when books deemed inappropriate by some people in the community and Republican lawmakers were removed from public libraries or access was ...

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Don Winslow announces retirement from book writing to focus on political videos

Apr 28 2022: Bestselling author Don Winslow has announced that the two already-written sequels to his current novel City On Fire will be his last books.

Winslow says he will devote his time to launching digital campaigns supporting Democratic causes and opposing “Trumpism.”

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A library's canceled romance book club calls attention to growing censorship

Apr 23 2022: A censorship battle at an Oklahoma library is calling attention to what critics say is the hypocrisy of legislative attempts to prohibit discussions and materials about LGBTQ issues.

Literary circles were up in arms after the Enid Public Library in Enid, Oklahoma, ...

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The artists of Ukraine find their voice in a cry of resistance

Apr 23 2022: More than 200 years after Francisco Goya commemorated Spanish resistance to Napoleon’s armies in "The Third of May 1808", his groundbreaking work on the horrors of war, Ukrainian painters, illustrators and cartoonists are trying to find an artistic expression as Russian...

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