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King Cat John Porcellino On Comics, Zines And Trying To Make The World Less Crazy

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Copyright John Porcellino/Courtesy of Drawn & Quarterly

Brooklyn Librarian Becomes Unlikely Star With Her Bilingual Story Time

Tenzin Kalsang’s in-person story times in Tibetan and English on were held at the Williamsburgh branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. Brooklyn Public Library’s Facebook Page/Screenshot hide caption

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Brooklyn Public Library’s Facebook Page/Screenshot

Brooklyn Librarian Becomes Unlikely Star With Her Bilingual Story Time

To Summarize, 'Infinite Country' Can Be Frustrating

Avid Reader/Simon & Schuster

'It's Hard To Leave Him': 'Sympathizer' Spy Story Continues In 'The Committed'

‘It’s Hard To Leave Him’: ‘Sympathizer’ Spy Story Continues In ‘The Committed’

Love May Be 'For Losers,' But This Book Is For Everyone

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Photographers Make Kids' Wildest Dreams Come To Life

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Kahran and Regis Bethencourt

Photographers Make Kids’ Wildest Dreams Come To Life

'Hunt, Gather, Parent' Offers Lessons Collected Around The World

Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans, by Michaeleen Doucleff Avid Reader Press hide caption

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Avid Reader Press

‘Hunt, Gather, Parent’ Offers Lessons Collected Around The World

Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola

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Nanjala Nyabola

Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola

A Botched Execution Leads To A Search For Answers In 'Two Truths And A Lie'

Penguin Random House

A Botched Execution Leads To A Search For Answers In ‘Two Truths And A Lie’

Tim O'Brien On Late-In-Life Fatherhood And The Things He Carried From Vietnam

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Courtesy of Gravitas Ventures

Tim O’Brien On Late-In-Life Fatherhood And The Things He Carried From Vietnam

On 'The Kitchen Front,' 4 Women Cook Their Way To Victory

Ballantine Books

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small-Press Publisher, Dies At 101

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Beat Poet And Small-Press Publisher, Dies At 101

Pigeons Star In A Tale Of Mining In 'Flight Of The Diamond Smugglers'

Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa, by Matthew Gavin Frank Liveright hide caption

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Liveright

'Red Line' Examines Syria's Use Of Chemical Weapons, And The World's Discovery Of It

Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World, by Joby Warrick Doubleday hide caption

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Doubleday

‘Red Line’ Examines Syria’s Use Of Chemical Weapons, And The World’s Discovery Of It

Book Concierge: Nonfiction Recommendations

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Book Concierge: Nonfiction Recommendations

'Popular Longing' Digs Into Everything We'd Rather Leave Unsaid

Copper Canyon Press

‘Popular Longing’ Digs Into Everything We’d Rather Leave Unsaid

In 'Nubia: Real One,' Trying To Be A Hero When Society Thinks You're A Threat

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DC Comics

Winter Not Cold Enough? Here Are 3 YA Thrillers To Chill You

Walker Books

Exclusive 1st Read: 'Klara And The Sun,' By Kazuo Ishiguro
BONUS: Throughline — Octavia Butler: Visionary Fiction‬

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Joelle Avelino

BONUS: Throughline — Octavia Butler: Visionary Fiction‬