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Top Ten Reasons for Banning Books by Ethnic Minorities?

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Whenever a community of any sort starts banning books, you know they’re afraid of something, usually themselves.  But perhaps the Arizona illuminati deserve a little sympathy.  After all, there could be reasons for forbidding the teaching of books whose authors … Continue reading

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An Update On Contests

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Today (December 9th), we mailed notices of selection to the finalists of the 2011 Graybeal-Gowen Prize! We’ll be posting more specifics on the finalists later; while the USPS delivers whether snow or rain or gloom of night, they are not … Continue reading

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So we are supposed to judge the covers…

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I recently stumbled across an interesting article in the New York Times.  I’ve lately been interested in the ongoing print vs. electronic debate in the book world, and this article offered an interesting answer to the question: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/books/publishers-gild-books-with-special-effects-to-compete-with-e-books.html?ref=books One line … Continue reading

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