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Arts Wrap: Latah Books celebrates new anthology release

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

Latah Books and the Community Building team will host a party celebrating the release of “One-Block Revolution: 20 Years of Community Building,” an anthology chronicling more than 20 years of community building history. Contributors to the anthology include Breann Beggs and Jim Sheehan.

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Meghan apologizes to court for forgetting book discussions

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 12, 2021

LONDON — The Duchess of Sussex has apologized for misleading a British court about the extent of her cooperation with the authors of a sympathetic book about her and Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle, 40, is embroiled in a court battle in London over a British newspaper’s publication of portions of a letter.
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George Floyd biography to be published in May 2022

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 10, 2021

Two Washington Post reporters are working on a biography of George Floyd, from his family history in the tobacco fields of North Carolina to his murder last year in Minneapolis by a white police officer. Viking announced Wednesday that the book by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa will drop next May.
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Pulitzer-winning poet Jericho Brown to read at Gonzaga on Wednesday

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 3, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown remembers a time where he took public gatherings and community events for granted, before the pandemic snatched away poetry seminars, readings and other in-person events. “I didn’t know how much I needed it until it was gone,” Brown said Tuesday.
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Author Jason Reynolds helps spotlight Banned Books Week

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 3, 2021

Students in Pennsylvania scored a victory last week in a battle to allow books about diversity and racism to be used in schools. The Central York School Board last fall "froze" teachers' and students' access to books about Rosa Parks, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and more.
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‘Black Boy Joy’ brings together 17 messages of positivity

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 26, 2021

Picking out a fresh outfit for the first day of school, skateboarding, baking a peach cobbler – these are just some of the fun things that kids do in the 17 short stories of "Black Boy Joy." "Every story moves toward a place of joy," said Kwame Mbalia.
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Water Cooler: Books that will teach you about Hispanic American experiences

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 20, 2021

What better tool is thereto learn more about Hispanic American life and history than a book? Here is a list of fiction by Hispanic American authors and nonfiction on Hispanic American history to help you commemorate the contributions and experiences of Hispanic Americans through Oct. 15 and beyond.

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