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September 20, 2017

Bringing Home Baby Reveals Life, Death, and Everything in Between 0

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How could I go on when human life begins and ends? How could I go on with such a clear idea of the finiteness of existence? How could I do something as simple as brushing my teeth and climbing into bed in a cool, dark room knowing that babies are born and people die?

September 19, 2017

Querying the Card Catalog 0

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Looking up a book title on Google? The search results now include listings at your local library, reports The Digital Reader. See also our own Jacob Lambert’s entreaty, “An Open Letter to the Person Who Wiped Boogers on My Library Book.”

September 19, 2017

Consider Us Tucked In 1

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“Get yourself cozy, and get ready to go on a fantastic new adventure.” Idris Elba reading bedtime stories for #ProjectLiteracy? Yes please.

September 19, 2017

Introducing Our New Interns! 1

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We’re pleased as punch to introduce Millions readers to our new interns, Carolyn Quimby and Ariana Valderrama. Arianna is originally from Chicago but is currently based in Washington, D.C. where she works in communications. In high school she started a book blog, Reading in Color, where she reviewed over 200 middle grade and young adult books about […]

September 19, 2017

Writing for the Moment: The Millions Interviews Zoe Whittall 0

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Young women are able to refuse to take some of bullshit that women of my generation had to live with. It’s exciting to see how willing young women are to speak up about sexual assault and sexism in general.

September 19, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Newitz; O’Rourke; Kent; Peery; McDermott 0

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Out this week: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz; Sun in Days by Meghan O’Rourke; The Good People by Hannah Kent; The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs by Janet Peery; and The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

September 19, 2017

High School Reading as an Act of Meaningful Aggression 1

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I want my students to see reading as something combative, vulgar, assertive—a constant back-and-forth between reading and rereading, moments of stepping outside the text then coming back and battering at it with questions. Something better done in a flak jacket than pajamas.

September 18, 2017

Closer to Truth: On Nicole Krauss’s ‘Forest Dark’ 0

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Forest Dark is perhaps not particularly believable, but it is elegant and shimmering, a slant of light shining long enough to make us wonder.

September 18, 2017

Reading My Mother’s Mind: On Packing Up a Personal Library 0

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Books had always been a language my mother and I shared when she was well. And yet—once I was alone in her apartment with a stack of boxes, tasked with this move, and her books were all mine to do with as I liked, I knew one thing right away: I didn’t want them.

September 17, 2017

Sherman Alexie’s “Part-Time Indian” Turns 10 0

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To celebrate its 10th birthday, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie’s National Book Award winning YA novel, is being reissued. The special anniversary edition features a new introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, family photographs, a new afterward, and an excerpt from the book’s upcoming sequel, Rowdy, Rowdy, Rowdy. Also worth your time is Woodson’s 2016 year […]