2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced!  Awarded for journalistic and artistic excellence, the Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 21 different categories including Investigative Reporting, Criticism, Fiction, Poetry, and Music.  Were your favorite books honored this year?

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The Great American Read

Monday, April 16th, 2018

The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira, is an eight-part television and online series designed to spark a national conversation about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. The series will engage audiences with a list of 100 diverse books. Audiences are encouraged to read the books, vote from the list of 100, and share their personal connections to the titles.

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The Year's Most Challenged Books

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Each year, the American Library Association compiles a list of all the challenges raised against various books.  The reasons for these challenges range from content the challengers feel is age-inappropriate to outright "vulgarity."  Of course, the books that tend to raise the most controvery also tend to be among the most popular.  This week, the ALA revealed the 2017 list of most challenged books.  How many have you read?

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Happy Birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Beloved children's author Beverly Cleary is celebrating her 102nd birthday today!

Best known for her Henry Huggins series and Ramona Quimby series, Cleary has published dozens of books and has won the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.  As a young child, she developed a love of books from her mother, who was a volunteer librarian, but Cleary initially struggled with reading. 

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