September 03, 2021

What makes a book ‘appropriate’ for school?

Sep 03 2021 Author Nikki Grimes responds to the news that a school district in Leander, Tex., has removed her memoir, Ordinary Hazards, from the curriculum due to what they deemed "inappropriate content." "... Censors will find nothing salacious, graphic, or gratuitous in Ordinary Hazards. I specifically chose to write my memoir in poetry because the form allows for the delicate treatment of difficult content. As such, no one can reasonably charge the writing itself of being inappropriate. When it comes to sexual abuse, what is inappropriate—not to mention criminal—is the abuse itself. Writing about that abuse is both appropriate...

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Some fall books moved to 2022 due to paper shortages

Sep 03 2021 A recent report in The Washington Post warns, “Book publishers, dogged by paper shortages and shipping delays, are pushing fall releases into early next year." Ingram, a major book distributor, issued a statement noting that “the book industry, like all physical goods industries, is experiencing Covid’s negative logistic impacts due in large part to labor and supplies shortages and transportation issues.” The company warned of “a perfect storm brewing.” ... Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt tells me that reprints of popular books are of special concern because they’re driven entirely by customer demand and so are...

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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 3, 2021

Today's Featured Deals In Case You Missed Yesterday's Most Popular Deals Previous Daily Deals Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid for $7.99 The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski for $2.99 Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire for $2.99 A House is a Body by Shruti Swam for $1.99 The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver for $1.99 The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert for $2.99 The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae for $1.99 A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher for $4.99 Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall for $5.99 The Devil's Star by Jo Nesbø...

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12 New Coloring Books for Kids

I am well into adulthood, and coloring is just as fun and soothing now as it was when I was a kid. Kids gain a lot of pretty neat benefits from the simple act of coloring: it helps them learn to focus, develop fine motor skills and coordination, build color awareness, and stimulates creativity. Most importantly, it’s fun! Get them started with the fantastic new coloring books for kids! I wanted to highlight some recent coloring books for the littles in your life, both because school is starting back up, and because if they love to color, I’m sure at...

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