Our #FridayReads are a couple of fascinating biographies: JACK AND NORMAN: A State-Raised Convict and the Legacy of Norman Mailer’s “The Executioner’s Song” by Jerome Loving The tragic behind-the-scenes story of Norman Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, THE EXECUTIONER’S SONG, one of the most sensational literary events of the 20th century. “Loving’s gripping book offers a […]
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Holt Celebrates 150 Years!
Holy smokes, Henry Holt & Company is 150 this year! (We see your awesome tweets via #Holt150!) Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, the imprint focused exclusively on publishing translations and textbooks. A fruitful relationship with Robert Frost began in 1915 with the publication of NORTH OF BOSTON, and his books became […]
Banned Books Week 2011!
Welcome to Banned Books Week, librarian friends!
This is the week to re-read and recommend all your favorite banned and challenged books. And if you're feeling inspired to read aloud, we highly recommend that you submit a banned book reading video the the Virtual Read-Out page on YouTube.
If you finish all of your favorite banned books before Friday, we recommend two excellent author biographies that uphold the spirit of the week: AND SO IT GOES, the first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and JUST ONE CATCH, an illuminating biography of Joseph Heller.