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August 31, 2014

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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 [...]