December 11, 2016

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An (Independent) Bookstore for Kids Grows in Brooklyn

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With a launch party on April 30, Independent Bookstore Day, one couple is confident that a writing program for children—and a community center vibe—can make their shop the little bookstore that could.

“When I Was The Greatest” Book Cover Provokes Concern From Brooklyn Parents

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Despite complaints from a contingent of parents about a photo of a gun on the cover, the New York City Department of Education has no plans to remove Jason Reynolds’s YA novel from lists of suggested reading material for seventh and eighth graders.

A Record 40,000 Attend New York’s Brooklyn Book Festival

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More than 280 authors attended the seventh annual Brooklyn Book Festival in New York on September 23 to celebrate books, free speech, and all things literary.

A Storied Past: The best tales are often found right inside your own front door

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A 1998 photo of Zetta Elliott in her classroom atDecatur Clearpool Beacon School.

When I tell people I’m the daughter of two public school teachers, many wrongly assume I grew up in a house full of books. According to my earliest report cards, I had an active imagination and at times my teachers had to curb my enthusiasm for sharing stories with my classmates. Yet when I look back on my childhood, I realize that storytelling skipped […]