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Banned Books Week

5 Ways to Celebrate Banned Books Week

Did you know that every year hundreds of books are challenged across America? Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that reminds the literary community of the importance of speaking out against book banning and supporting our freedom to read. This year Banned Books Week takes place between September 23 and 29. To help […]

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Bonfire of Tom Wolfe’s Vanities

With Tom Wolfe’s passing at 87, the Hippie years are officially over. Made famous after his The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test became the book of the 60s counter-culture, Wolfe self-proclaimed himself as one of the authors of the New Journalism movement.  His non-fiction prowess continued through the 1970s, capping off the decade with the publication […]

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