Monthly Archives: December 2020

California school district plans to ban classic books | UPDATE

UPDATE 4/12/2020: Burbank Unified School District Superintendent Matt Hill recently issued a statement outlining his reasoning for banning five classic texts from the district’s mandatory reading lists. Books will be allowed in class libraries, but no student may be required to read them. The NCAC is disappointed with the district’s …

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COLUMN: Classic Books You Will Really Like

Books that are considered classics often have two things in common: they are old and can be difficult to read. While ancient stories may seem disconnected from the world today, they usually still contain important messages that transcend time. Or maybe these books are acclaimed for being fun and interesting …

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Best Children’s Story Books in India

Story books are the best way to impart knowledge and instill morals in children. Books have the power to transport you to different eras, countries and imaginary places. A good book can convey the message better than a verbal conversation. Everything from vocabulary, grammar, language, articulation, expression, creativity to important …

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Classic books to read: the “Tai-Pan” by James Clavell

After finishing “Shogun”, I was eager to see how author James Clavell would keep the momentum going in“ Tai-Pan ”(1966), the second novel in his“ Asian Saga ”series. Needless to say, Clavell has produced yet another epic historical fictional adventure filled with thrilling characters, poignant themes, amazing detail, and a …

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