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  • January 18, 2019
    Friday Reads: Walter Dean Myers

    This week The Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature was announced. Named​ ​for​ ​prolific​ ​children’s​ ​and young​ ​adult​ ​author​ ​Walter​ ​Dean​ ​Myers​ ​(1937-2014), “The​ ​Walter​” ​awards ​honor​ ​Myers’​ ​memory and literary legacy. A two-time Newbery Award winner, Walter Dean Myers​ ​was​ ​the​ ​third​ ​National​ ​Ambassador for​ ​Young​ ​People’s​ ​Literature,​ ​appointed​ ​in​ ​2012​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Library​ ​of​ ​Congress.​ ​He​ ​was​ ​a​ ​champion of​ ​diversity​ ​in​ ​children’s​ ​books.​ ​

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  • January 18, 2019
    Featured Author Event: Dani Shapiro (Washington, DC)

    Colleagues in the vicinity of Washington, DC take note: New York Times bestselling author Dani Shapiro will be discussing her new book, INHERITANCE: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love, published by Alfred A. Knopf, on Monday, January 21, at Politics & Prose. Shapiro will be in conversation with journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Slate.

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  • January 16, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Diversity at Work

    “The more conversations you have … the more awareness and empathy there will be for the unique challenges people of color face at work.” – Porter Braswell, author of LET THEM SEE YOU As we talk about diversity in the workplace, and actively listen to one another, books can enlighten and assist the conversation.

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  • January 15, 2019
    LET THEM SEE YOU Author Porter Braswell Tackles Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

    Porter Braswell, the CEO and co-founder of Jopwell, the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals, shares straight-talking advice and mentorship for diverse careerists, from college students to mid-level professionals, in LET THEM SEE YOU: The Guide for Leveraging Your Diversity at Work, published by Lorena Jones Books/Ten Speed Press on Tuesday, January 15.

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  • January 14, 2019
    Featured Author Event: Karen Thompson Walker (Brooklyn)

    Join Karen Thompson Walker, the New York Times bestselling author of THE AGE OF MIRACLES, for a discussion of her new novel, THE DREAMERS, with fellow Penguin Random House author Emily St. John Mandel (STATION ELEVEN), on Tuesday night, January 15, at Books Are Magic in Brooklyn. The hour-long free event begins at 7:30 p.m.

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  • January 11, 2019
    Friday Reads: Walls

    “The wall” is a dominant image and concept of the moment. Throughout history, walls have gone up and come down. Many books about walls are often really about building bridges, metaphorically speaking.

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  • January 10, 2019
    Virginia Governor Cites THE WAR FOR KINDNESS Author’s Works in “Random Acts of Kindness Week” Proclamation

    Virginia Governor Ralph R. Northam proclaimed that February 10-16, 2019 will be recognized as “Random Acts of Kindness Week” for the commonwealth of Virginia, and referenced the works of Crown author Jamil Zaki, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University: Studies show that “people imitate not only the particulars of positive actions, but also the spirit underlying them … this implies that kindness in itself is contagious and that it can cascade across people, taking on new forms along the way.” — Jamil Zaki

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  • January 9, 2019
    Penguin Random House Teams with lululemon to Create a “Cozy Pop-Up Library” in NYC’s Flatiron Building

    Penguin Random House has partnered with lululemon, the pioneering technical athletic apparel company, to launch a cozy pop-up library in lululemon’s HUB Seventeen community space in NYC’s Flatiron building. The pop-up library is an opportunity to connect Penguin Random House books and authors with wellness-focused readers, yoga enthusiasts and other mindful consumers.

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  • January 9, 2019
    Featured Author Event: Chris Bohjalian (Westminster)

    New York Times-bestselling author Chris Bohjalian will be discussing his novel, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, on Thursday, January 10, in Westminster, Maryland at “A Likely Story Bookstore” event at Carroll County Community College’s Scotts Center Theater, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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  • January 9, 2019
    There’s a Book for That: Plant-Based Diet

    In this month of resolutions, most of us want sustainable solutions for our health and happiness rather than the quick fix. When you sort through the overwhelming spate of diet and nutrition information – from Ayurvedic to Keto to Vegan to Zone diets – plant-based eating rises to the top of healthy recommendations. And, although January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation Day – we do not recommend nibbling on your spider plant!

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