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A total of 426 LGBTQ students and allies from more than 30 Fairfax County public high schools sent a letter Thursday to the county school board and the director of the school system urging them to reject requests to remove two LGBTQ-themed books school libraries. The two books, “Lawn Boy,” a novel by author Jonathan …

The 1960s were a time of mass civil resistance and free love. To recap the era, we’ve rounded up the best non-fiction books of the decade. The best non-fiction books of the 1960s were informed by the historical events of the decade. The civil rights movement, the beginnings of second wave feminism (which would explode …

Renovations have started for a new bookstore that will open in downtown Lubbock this fall. Wild Lark Books, located at the end of Broadway, will soon be filled with bespoke treasures. On Facebook, they posted: 2,500 square feet. 5,000 pounds. 495 feet of shelves. 800 square foot meeting space for events and private rentals. Full …

Looking for your next big read? We have what you need! EW asked authors Alexis Daria (A bit like Adios), Naïma Coster (What is mine and yours) and Gabriela Garcia (Women and salt) to recommend their favorite books from other Latinx authors. Here they offer an intriguing mix of poignant memoirs and romances about love, …

“It’s amazing to see our competition across the board go from five participating libraries to seven,” says the Barrie library manager; Local event airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Rogers TV The second annual Simcoe Reads contest takes place the next two Sundays and features seven Simcoe County libraries in a contest from coast to …

On September 9, Labor MP Zarah Sultana rose in Westminster Hall during a debate on Islamophobia. “When young Muslim girls ask me what it is, I would like to say that there is nothing to worry about, that they would face the same challenges as their non-Muslim friends and colleagues,” said the representative of Coventry …

“If this nation is to be both wise and strong, if we are to fulfill our destiny, then we need more new ideas so that more wise men read more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to everyone except the censor. We need to know all the facts and hear …

To mark the start of Black History Month 2021, Almaz Ohene meets inspiring leaders of the younger generation fighting the government’s “culture war”. The release of the government-commissioned Sewell report on racial and ethnic disparities in March saw politically conscious people consumed in disbelief and anger at the findings, which, over 250 pages, appeared to …

US stocks ended sharply higher on Friday after a series of mixed economic data, starting October with gains although the major indices posted losses for the week. The initial optimism on Wall Street was partly linked to the news that Merck & Co. MRK, -1.81% and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, said their oral antiviral treatment for …

McAuliffe doesn’t think parents should have a say in such matters Stacy Langton is furious. She stepped on the podium at the September 23 school board meeting to testify about two books in her child’s school library, when she was interrupted by school board president Stella Pekarsky. The books she spoke about that night contain …