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An ‘Unexpected’ Treat For Octavia E. Butler Fans

By K. Tempest Bradford When a writer passes before her time, readers and fans often mourn not only the loss of her presence in the world, but the loss of the words she may yet have written. Such was the … Continue reading

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James Cameron Spins Off ‘Avatar’ Book Series

By Andy Lewis James Cameron has tapped noted science fiction writer Steven Charles Gould to write four stand-alone novels that will be set in and expand the Avatar universe originated in the 2009 film. Titles, stories and release dates for … Continue reading

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As Demographics Shift, Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White

By Elizabeth Blair When it comes to diversity, children’s books are sorely lacking; instead of presenting a representative range of faces, they’re overwhelmingly white. How bad is the disconnect? A report by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University … Continue reading

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Where’s Atticus Finch when you need him? Author of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in legal battle with agent

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” filed a lawsuit against her literary agent Friday claiming he took advantage of her age and ill-health to steal her royalties. By Robert Gearty and Ginger Adams Otis She needs a lawyer like Atticus Finch. Acclaimed … Continue reading

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What would Omar Little say about this?

HBO’s critically accalimed series The Wire (one of my favorite hours of television ever!!) has been taught at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and now, has gotten reconceived as a Victorian novel. Written by Joy DeLyria and Sean … Continue reading

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Black books are bigger than ‘ghetto lit’

Fantastic article from Ronda Racha Penrice and the Grio on the challenges of African-American literature in the age of the e-book. Black books are bigger than ‘ghetto lit’.

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