Monthly Archives: May 2020

Five classic books to read on a rainy weekend

Can’t take a nice walk or go to the beach because of those big gray clouds hanging over you? Don’t worry, it won’t weaken your plans. Take advantage of this free time to indulge in simple pleasures. Brew yourself a cup of hot chocolate and make yourself comfortable by your …

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Five underrated classic books

I’m not proud of it, but unfortunately there are some writers whose work I do not discuss until after they die. So although I vaguely heard of the late great Paule Marshall, contemporary of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, I finally decided to open …

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Alaska school board rolls back ban on classic books

Following widespread protests from local citizens and national groups including the National Coalition Against Censorship, an Alaskan school board voted 6 to 1 to reverse its decision to withdraw five classic works of fiction from the Grade 11 English language reading list. Students will again be able to read: I …

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7 Classic Books You Can Complete In A Weekend During Lockdown

With a little more time for us in the foreseeable future, and another socially distanced holiday weekend on the horizon at the end of May, we’re going to have to start looking for new ways to keep things interesting like the conditions of the COVID pandemic. -19 Continue. Maybe an …

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Five classic books banned from the Alaska School District | UPDATE

UPDATE 7/7/2020 – The Mat-Su School Board held a meeting on 6/5/2020 where members were to reconsider their original decision. After hours of testimony, the vast majority of which supported conservation of the books, the board voted to defer their new vote until a meeting later in May. The NCAC …

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Coronavirus Notebook: Finding Solace and Connection in Classic Books

In this time of crisis, we are reminded that literature offers historical empathy and perspective, breaking down the isolation that we feel curled up in our homes to connect, across time zones and centuries, with others. who have experienced similar events. It evokes our worst nightmares (Poe’s Mask of Red …

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