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James Loewen, Author Of 'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' Dies At 79 npr.org/2021/08/23/103…
Ten years after the Port-au-Prince quake, fresh devastation strikes Haiti. "Both the dead and those remaining are owed the respect of our not looking away," says Haitian author Myriam J.A. Chancey, who recommends some reading on the situation: buff.ly/3DeBjrE
In 'Seeing Ghosts,' Kat Chow Relives Her Mom's Death And What Followed npr.org/2021/08/23/103…
These 3 YA Novels Will Transform Your Summer Into Something Fantastic npr.org/2021/08/22/102…
Your Laughing Muscles Will Get A Workout In This Sporty Romance npr.org/2021/08/22/102…
'The Debt Trap' Author On The Generational Setbacks From Student Loans npr.org/2021/08/21/103…
This Road Trip Is A Winding, Poetic Journey Through Ancestry, Trauma And Art npr.org/2021/08/21/102…
How Julia Alvarez Wrote Her Many Selves Into Existence npr.org/sections/codes…
Jill Murphy, Author Of 'The Worst Witch' and 'Five Minutes Peace' Has Died At 72 npr.org/2021/08/20/102…
WHOOOO it's #FridayReads! One of the great things about the Summer Reader Poll is that it's a discovery tool for everyone, even me -- so I'm taking a deep breath, setting aside my arachnophobia, and reading CHILDREN OF TIME, because @ann_leckie says I should. 🕷🕷🕷😫😫😫
In VELVET WAS THE NIGHT, critic @Gabino_Iglesias says Silvia Moreno-Garcia proves her versatility, following up the stylish '50s chills of MEXICAN GOTHIC with a gritty, gorgeously-executed '70s noir-with-a-heart-of-gold: buff.ly/3iZaBuS
This Noir Adventure Shows Silvia Moreno-Garcia Can Do It All, With Style To Spare npr.org/2021/08/20/102…
How Ross Gay Finds Joy In The Smallest of 'Delights' npr.org/sections/codes…
When I went back and looked at the original 2011 SF/F poll, I noticed there were some, umm, ommissions. (Octavia Butler?!?!) So here's my very small and entirely unscientific supplemental list of Things That Shoulda Been. What would you have added? buff.ly/37UCu0D
Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint's memoir NAMES FOR LIGHT "reads like poetry," says critic @marthaannetoll, who compares Myint's style to Claudia Rankine: buff.ly/2W0rlJH
A witty, intelligent rendering of a rich and rarely-seen world, critic @jennybhatt calls SILENT WINDS, DRY SEAS "a much-needed addition to the small body of contemporary Mauritian literature." buff.ly/3mcJE93
The Taliban are back, "and they're saying there's nothing to be frightened of, and that's very hard to believe," THE KITE RUNNER author @khaledhosseini tells @MorningEdition. "I'm concerned for a large swath of the Afghan population." buff.ly/2Wa5nDH
So please explore, discover, argue, enjoy & thank you again to everyone who worked so hard to make this possible! May the Great Bird of the Galaxy roost on each & every one of your planets. (Yes, that's TV, not a book, but I can't resist a TOS reference.) buff.ly/37WNj2t
Thank you so so much to everyone who told us about your favorite sci fi and fantasy books -- we hope this list helps you find a few new favorites to overload your shelves! (I, uhhh, certainly may have hit the library like a ton of bricks, or possibly books, myself.)
Of course, it's not a favorites list if you can't argue about your favorites that didn't make it on. (We know, Neil Gaiman, we're sorry, but with only 50 titles we had to make some hard choices! And for RAYBEARER and Grishaverse fans -- YA will be coming next year!)
This year our judges decided to organize the list according to how we hoped each book would affect you -- so there are books that will mess with your head, mess with your heart, take you on a trip, or make you feel good; there are worlds to get lost in and beautiful words too!
It's here it's here it's HERE!! This year's Summer Reader Poll list, 50 great books celebrating the past decade of sci-fi and fantasy, curated for your reading enjoyment by the best possible judges: @tithenai, @ann_leckie, @TochiTrueStory and @FondaJLee: buff.ly/37WNj2t
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Puts It 'All In' Her New Autobiography npr.org/2021/08/17/102…
Author @rafiazakaria describes her agenda in AGAINST WHITE FEMINISM as ""putting the fangs back in feminism is a very urgent project;" critic @jennybhatt says "this steely, incisive critique deserves your attention." buff.ly/3yW3Q2w
If you need a little distraction right now ... dive into this incredible list from critic @Jason_Sheehan of the science fiction reads that have blown his mind over the past ten years -- and what they mean for the genre: buff.ly/3yUcyhC
'Against White Feminism' Is An Urgent Call To Action For Solidarity And Justice npr.org/2021/08/17/102…
'The State Must Provide' Is A Lesson On Inequality In Higher Ed, Past And Present npr.org/2021/08/16/102…
Sci-Fi Has Changed A Lot In The Past Decade — These 7 Reads Will Show You How npr.org/2021/08/16/102…
Move Over, Steinbeck: Watsonville, California, Has A New Literary Star npr.org/2021/08/16/102…
Rebecca Donner Tells The Story Of Her Great-Great-Aunt, Who Mobilized The Nazi Resistance npr.org/2021/08/15/102…
'Paradise' Explores A Previous Record Breaking Wildfire Seasom npr.org/2021/08/14/102…
Kaveh Akbar Pits The Self Against The Sacred In His New Poems npr.org/2021/08/14/102…
If A Russian Doll Looked Into A Black Mirror ... You'd Have This Novel npr.org/2021/08/14/102…
The Late Winfred Rembert Documented His Life With Art — And Now A Book npr.org/2021/08/11/102…
In 'Mrs. March,' A Judgmental, High Society Woman Is Gaslit To The Brink Of Madness npr.org/2021/08/13/102…
Dolly Parton Teams With James Patterson To Write Novel npr.org/2021/08/13/102…
Writer @rhymeswithbee says her new poetry collection, WHAT TO MISS WHEN, is aimed at "certain laptop class of Americans" who were watching drama unfold online during the pandemic. buff.ly/3CKls3N
THE LORAX warned us 50 years ago: "UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not." But we didn't listen. buff.ly/2VOykVg
Our own @camilareads digs into POWER PLAY, a new book on Elon Musk and the origins of Tesla: buff.ly/3scVKjB
"Fueled by a seductively explosive premise," says @nprfreshair critic @johnpowers, BULLET TRAIN is "fast, deadly and loads of fun." buff.ly/3fQgg4w
Alexander Vindman, Key Witness To Trump Impeachment, Shares His 'American Story' npr.org/2021/08/10/102…
Acclaimed South Korean novelist Hwang Sok-yong’s captivating, cinematic new memoir captures the tensions in his life and career “in a manner reminiscent of Jacob wrestling with an angel,” says critic @ThuyTBDinh: buff.ly/3lQ4HxT
All The Moving Parts Fit Together In This Smart, Emotional Debut Novel npr.org/2021/08/10/102…
YZ Chin's debut EDGE CASE "is a wonderful novel, smart but not showy, emotional but not sentimental," says critic @michaelschaub. "It asks us to examine a broken society that most of us have helped create." buff.ly/2VHNDQ6
5 Hit Men Board A 'Bullet Train' In This Fast And Fun Japanese Thriller npr.org/2021/08/10/102…
After A 20-Year Wait, Louis Edwards' Latest Novel Is Out npr.org/2021/08/10/102…
Best-Selling Book Helps Recast The Historic Battle At The Alamo npr.org/2021/08/09/102…
All Might Not End Too Well In Mona Awad's New Novel npr.org/2021/08/09/102…
David Brooks' New Book Takes A Look At How The Cultural Elite Broke America npr.org/2021/08/08/102…
In 'Like Other Girls,' You Can Be — And Play — Whatever You Want. Even Football. npr.org/2021/08/08/102…
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