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Do You Love Books and Hate Racism? Check out the KidLit Against Anti-AAPI Racism Auction Fundraiser

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been increasing hate and violence directed at Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. In New York City, anti-Asian hate crimes rose by 1,900% in 2020. Many AAPI people have reported being coughed at or spat on, denied ride share services, and had racial slurs directed at them. There have been news reports of elderly Asian people getting attacked, and young AAPI children have faced bullying from their peers. Whether it’s overt racial attacks or “microaggressions,” facing this takes a toll: AAPI people who have reported these incidents describe ongoing effects of depression and...

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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny Teaming Up On New Political Mystery Novel

If you love political mysteries, you’re in for a treat this October when a novel hits shelves written from an interesting new perspective: that of former Secretary of State and presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton is teaming up with award-winning Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny to co-write State of Terror, which tells the story of a newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State who must solve a series of terrorist attacks. The book will hit shelves on October 12, and is being jointly published by Clinton and Penny’s publishers, Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s Press respectively. State of Terror...

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The 2021 Summer Scares Horror Winners Are Here

Whether you’re a huge fan of all things horror or are ready to dip your toes into the world of horror, the Summer Scares list is an excellent way to experience the incredible depths of these books. This year’s slate of 2021 Summer Scares winners is especially exciting, as it was open to international authors as well as U.S. authors, given the realities of the pandemic and virtual connectivity. In celebration of National Library Lover’s Day, the Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist, is delighted to announce the third annual Summer Scares...

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