Children’s book author and illustrator Catherine Gorski O’Connor to discuss the creative and practical process

Children’s book author and illustrator Catherine Gorski O’Connor to discuss the creative and practical process

APPLETON — A smile often comes to a person’s face when they recall their favorite childhood books. The genre of Children’s Books is diverse, colorful, and fun. Often these books engage children’s creative minds by using quirky, relatable characters and stories to share important life lessons and communicate meaningful messages. Have you ever thought about … Read more

‘Son of a Trickster’ is 2022 One Book, One Community selection

‘Son of a Trickster’ is 2022 One Book, One Community selection

WATERLOO REGION — Kitchener Public Library has selected Eden Robinson’s novel “Son of a Trickster” as the 2022 One Book, One Community read. The book was shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and is the first novel in the Trickster trilogy. “It is powerful to have people from different backgrounds, with different experiences, coming together as … Read more

New books explore the hidden world of sex workers

New books explore the hidden world of sex workers

Issued on: 22/09/2022 – 16:25 It’s an issue that’s seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers’ rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films. Two authors who have written very personal accounts about the subject join Eve Jackson in the studio. Poet, novelist and artist … Read more

2 Latina mothers behind Lil’ Libros on a mission to fill children with pride in their culture

2 Latina mothers behind Lil’ Libros on a mission to fill children with pride in their culture

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The co-founders of Lil’ Libros said their idea stemmed from a need for books teaching children with Latin American roots that they have a lot to be proud of. Patty Rodriguez remembers growing up not finding her story reflected in books, feeling shame as a child. “I grew up feeling ashamed … Read more

This year’s One Book, One Village selection in Arlington Heights has local ties

This year’s One Book, One Village selection in Arlington Heights has local ties

There are a few local ties that led to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library’s choice of “Clark and Division” as its One Book, One Village selection this year. Yes, the neighborhood in and around the Chicago street corner serves as setting for author Naomi Hirahara’s work that’s one part mystery and one part historical fiction. … Read more

Why does George R.R. Martin hate weddings?

Why does George R.R. Martin hate weddings?

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO The most recent episode of House Of The Dragon featured one of the most tense extended sequences we’ve seen on the show so far, and it didn’t involve dragons or a clash of swords on the battlefield. No, it was an event even more terrifying and dangerous in the world of George … Read more

Me’s Burgers & Brews drafts unique book-based menu for Southside customers

Me’s Burgers & Brews drafts unique book-based menu for Southside customers

DANVILLE, Va. – Emily Tomlinson is an avid reader, much like her parents. “We love books and reading, and Mom and I always had a dream of opening a bookstore. That wasn’t in the cards, but buying a restaurant was.” Four score and seven years ago, Me’s Burgers and Brews wrote its opening stanza in … Read more

The 2022 National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry

The 2022 National Book Awards Longlist: Poetry

This week, The New Yorker will be announcing the longlists for the 2022 National Book Awards. On Wednesday, we presented the lists for Young People’s Literature and Translated Literature. Check back this afternoon for Nonfiction. Rio Cortez’s “Black Frasier Crane,” published this summer in The New Yorker, reimagines the famous sitcom character as a Black … Read more

House of the Dragon Had a Wedding, So You Know What That Means

House of the Dragon Had a Wedding, So You Know What That Means

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO It is not a spoiler to say that weddings in the Game of Thrones franchise don’t often end well. There was, of course, the infamous Red Wedding, where Robb and Catelyn Stark were murdered after the former spurned a marriage/political alliance with House Frey. Then there was the wedding of the horrible … Read more