BLACK KLANSMAN Sweeps the 2019 Oscar Nominations

BLACK KLANSMAN Sweeps the 2019 Oscar Nominations

The 2019 Oscar race is on, and Spike Lee’s adaptation of BLACK KLANSMAN: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth is nominated in 6 categories! Best PictureSupporting Actor (Adam Driver)Director (Spike Lee)Adapted ScreenplayFilm Editing (Barry Alexander Brown)Original Score (Terence Blanchard) Here is the full list of Oscar nominees. The Academy […]

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Happy #BookBday (7/31/18 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (7/31/18 Edition)

Oh, what a lovely day for a #BookBday! BLACK KLANSMAN: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth (movie tie-in edition) Also available in audio & mass market The extraordinary true story of the African American police officer who goes undercover to investigate the KKK, the basis for the forthcoming major […]

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Movie/TV Tie-Ins (July 2018 Edition)

Movie/TV Tie-Ins (July 2018 Edition)

It’s a book! It’s a movie/TV show! It’s a book and a movie/TV show! DISCUSS! BLACK KLANSMAN: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth Also available in audio The extraordinary true story of the African American police officer who goes undercover to investigate the KKK, the basis for the forthcoming […]

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Happy #BookBday (1/10/17 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (1/10/17 Edition)

Oh what a lovely day for a #BookBday! LOTUS by Lijia Zhang This “compelling” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel follows a young Chinese woman as she defies her fate and escapes to the neon lights of Shenzhen and all it holds for her—be it love, danger, or destiny. “With expert pacing and description, Zhang vividly draws […]

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Coming to a Screen Near You!

Coming to a Screen Near You!

Keep an eye out for these book adaptations headed to the big and small screens: Movie Mania! SILENCE by Shusaku Endo This movie adaptation of Endo’s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver is “shaping up to be this year’s THE […]

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Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Your Next Book Club Pick Is…

Well, only you know what your library’s book club is reading next, but we will happily share these expert suggestions: The NEA Big Read recently expanded their selection to “offer a selection of books that is contemporary, diverse, and relevant to our times.” Their Macmillan picks are: CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine GILEAD […]

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Happy #BookBday (1/5/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday (1/5/16 Edition)

Hooray, it’s the first #BookBday of the year! Cheers to these books on shelves now: CITY OF THORNS by Ben Rawlence A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick! What Katherine Boo’s BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS did for the slums of Mumbai, India, CITY OF THORNS does for a massive refugee camp in Kenya, […]

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