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Mariah Carey is looking to extend her Christmas dominance by conquering the book charts. Fresh off of another successful holiday season, in which her 1994 hit All I want for Christmas is you won first place on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, the singer released her first children’s book. Co-written with Michaela Angela Davis, …

Feminism is a constant cry in literature. Whether you prefer to read romance or young adult fiction, or detective and historical novels, there is a feminist character in every genre. Mark these books for your next visit to the bookstore, to learn more about feminist book characters who create and live by their own rules. …

growing in the Bristol suburbs of the eighties and nineties, my reading material was suitably timeless in layout, though it rarely, if ever, included an Enid Blyton. Amid the colonial and deeply anti-PC tastes of Biggles and Rider Haggard, my trio of favorite characters never really changed: Jennings, Billy Bunter, and William Brown. Of the …

Kharis Publishing today announces the release of “The Kennedy Chronicles: Losing Rylie (2nd Edition)” (ISBN: 978-1637461037) by Clarissa Lee-Kennerly, a modern story of loss and discovery, faith and family adapted to both a young adult audience and an older audience. CHICAGO, Illinois – The 21st the adolescent experience of the century of living for God …

Before the era of superhero mania and reboots galore, cinemas were filled with fans flocking to see a different kind of feature. The early 2000s saw a massive increase in the young adult genre, with many beloved young adult novels ending up with counterparts on the big screen. Perhaps the most popular of these was …

The main character in Lois Lowry’s most famous novel, “The Giver”, is an old man who retains all of human history and memory. The protagonist of the book, Jonas, is his apprentice. Jonah’s training involves resisting the prismatic flood of the past – memories of joy and pain, war and suffering – so that his …

Speaker 1: (00:00) The holidays are in full swing and Christmas is upon us. And with all the rush and the wrapping going on, it can be tough to get those final perfect gifts for the people on your list. Luckily, San Diego is home to some great independent bookstores, and we thought we’d check …

Late that night in September, non-binary author Maia Kobabe was tagged in a viral video from a school board meeting in Fairfax County, Va. The clip showed a parent yelling at a panel of board members while holding Kobabe’s award-winning book, “Gender Queer: A Memoir.” Telling Kobabe’s story from adolescence to adulthood, the 2019 fully …

Graphic literature has long since moved beyond the realm of mere literary appetizer, and is now a meal in itself, a buzzing and thriving feast of drama, suspense, and beauty that rivals any art published in most years. The “comics”, once wrote the great American cartoonist Art Spiegelman, “are a drug of access to literacy”. …

It has been a troubling year for books and education in Texas. Following the passage by the Legislature of a “Critical Race Theory” law that restricts the way teachers can talk about racism, history and current events in classrooms , Republican heads of state have increased their attempts to cancel the teaching of subjects which …