Seasoned thespian LeVar Burton is expanding his brand in media by launching a book club with Fable.
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Jeanine Cummins’ controversial novel “American Dirt” has canceled the remainder of her promotional tour, citing concerns for her safety. The novel about a Mexican mother and her young son fleeing to the U.S. border had been praised widely before its Jan. 21 release and was chosen by Oprah […]
ATLANTA (AP) — America’s eighth graders are falling behind in math and reading, while fourth graders are doing slightly better in reading, according to the latest results from the Nation’s Report Card . But there were some exceptions to the findings, which also showed declines among fourth graders in math. Mississippi and the District of […]
Coach Tony Dungy is still coaching! This time he and his wife Lauren are coaching kids through books. The Dungys, or Team Dungy, have written a series of children’s books that showcase diversity and positive messages. While Coach Dungy was coaching in the NFL, Mrs. Dungy read to children at elementary schools and that’s when […]
17-year-old Memphis-based entrepreneur Journi Prewitt created the Black Butterfly Beautiful box to inspire Black girls to read.
NEW YORK (AP) — For this interview, President Barack Obama was the one asking the questions. In a discussion held last month in Iowa and posted Monday by The New York Review of Books, Obama asked Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson about faith, democracy, education and writing. Obama explained that he met with Robinson because […]
Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque Park, Iowa, has been nurturing the fundamental gift of reading for the children in his community. When they come for a cut, Holmes shows them precisely what is most important. Listen to the audio player to hear the rest of this amazing story about our latest Human Being of the Week! Sign Up For […]
A Barber took part in Dubuque's Back to School Bash in Comiskey Park on Saturday to give free haircuts to children who read books to him
A New York barbershop has an outreach program for their young customers called Barbershop Books. Instead of playing games or watching TV, they read. Listen to the audio player to hear more about our Human Being of the Week who made all this possible! Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Listen to the “The D.L. Hughley Show” LIVE […]
Do you know what makes me happy? The feeling of the sun on the back of my neck, lazy Sunday afternoon barbeques and the laughter of my children. And a really good book. All of that and more is achieved in Deborah Johnson’s The Secret of Magic. Her phrasing is impeccable and her characters are […]
NEW YORK (AP) — From the very first sentence, Oprah Winfrey loved what became her latest book club pick. “I thought, ‘Wow, this is so good I have to wait until I actually have the time to absorb the language,'” said Winfrey, during a recent telephone interview with The Associated Press, of Cynthia Bond’s novel […]
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