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3 Picture Books: How to Hike, Camp, Relax in the Great Outdoors

3 Picture Books: How to Hike, Camp, Relax in the Great Outdoors

3 Picture Books: How to Hike, Camp, Relax in the Great Outdoors 3 Picture Books: How to Hike, Camp, Relax in the Great Outdoors On limited outings in my Brooklyn neighborhood, children I see riding atop their dads’ shoulders or lounging in strollers are all wearing masks. Without having much to compare it to, their sci-fi pandemic version of life …

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David Walliams: Comedian’s children’s books accused of ‘sneering fatshaming nonsense’

David Walliams: Comedian's children's books accused of 'sneering fatshaming nonsense'

David Walliams: Comedian’s children’s books accused of ‘sneering fatshaming nonsense’ David Walliams: Comedian’s children’s books accused of ‘sneering fatshaming nonsense’ David Walliams has been condemned for the content of his popular children’s books. Activist and food writer Jack Monroe launched a scathing attack on Twitter on Sunday (5 July), branding the comedian’s stories as “sneering classist fatshaming nonsense”. In a …

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8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own

8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own

8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own 8 Picture Books That Let Young Minds Wonder and Wander on Their Own I DREAM OF A JOURNEY Written and illustrated by Akiko Miyakoshi. A plaque, next to rows of glimmering keys, reads “Solitude Hotel.” It is late in the grainy black-and-white night, and the eyes of …

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With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity

With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity

With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest humanities philanthropy in the United States, announced Tuesday that it is adjusting its mission to give greater emphasis in its grant-giving to programs that promote social justice. The strategic refocus was …

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Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much.

Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much.

Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much. Books Are a Great Fit for Quarantine. The Book Business, Not So Much. During a normal week, Jordan Pavlin, the editorial director at Knopf, seldom ate at her desk. Depending on the day, she might be meeting with literary agents over lunch, catching up with an author …

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16 Books to Watch For in July

16 Books to Watch For in July

16 Books to Watch For in July 16 Books to Watch For in July ‘Afterland,’ by Lauren Beukes (Mulholland, July 28) After the “Manfall” pandemic wipes out most of the men on the planet, Cole disguises her son — one of the last males on Earth — as a girl and tries to get him to safety before the government …

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6 Books to Help You Grasp How We Got to This Moment

6 Books to Help You Grasp How We Got to This Moment

6 Books to Help You Grasp How We Got to This Moment 6 Books to Help You Grasp How We Got to This Moment No book can provide a full understanding of the complex pain and enduring injustice that is the recent wave of countrywide protests. But books can provide context and texture, and memoirs and sociology texts by black …

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Why More Children’s Books Are Tackling Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Why More Children’s Books Are Tackling Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Why More Children’s Books Are Tackling Sexual Harassment and Abuse Why More Children’s Books Are Tackling Sexual Harassment and Abuse Writers like Jacqueline Woodson and Laurie Halse Anderson, whose 1999 novel “Speak” is considered a landmark Y.A. book on sexual assault, “have really been knocking at that door for a long time and banging the drum to talk about this …

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A Historical Novelist’s Decorating Scheme: ‘Books and Dog Hair’

A Historical Novelist’s Decorating Scheme: ‘Books and Dog Hair’

A Historical Novelist’s Decorating Scheme: ‘Books and Dog Hair’ A Historical Novelist’s Decorating Scheme: ‘Books and Dog Hair’ Beatriz Williams, the best-selling author of historical novels including “The Golden Hour,” “Summer Wives” and “A Certain Age,” had not quite bargained for 11 years in Greenwich, Conn. But her husband, Sydney Williams, had grown up in Greenwich, and when the couple …

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Anti-racist books top Amazon’s best sellers list amid George Floyd protests

Anti-racist books top Amazon’s best sellers list amid George Floyd protests

Anti-racist books top Amazon’s best sellers list amid George Floyd protests Anti-racist books top Amazon’s best sellers list amid George Floyd protests The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. Anti-racist books have risen to the top of Amazon’s best sellers list as protests continue across …

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