Poet Gwendolyn Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 7, 1917. Brooks moved to Chicago at a young age. She began writing and publishing as a teenager, eventually achieving national fame for her 1945 collection A Street in Bronzeville. In 1950 Brooks became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize, for her book Annie Allen. She died in her Chicago home on December 3, 2000… biography.com
Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the country draw attention to the problem of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a variety of events. The 2015 celebration will be held September 27-October 3 …bannedbooksweek.org
The world can be a dark and frightening place but not as dark as some science fiction writer paint it to be. Check out these dystopian novels.
Comic book lovers and educators got on stage for two different panels at New York Comic Con yesterday to talk both about how comic books can ignite classroom discussion and how librarians can digitally bring those beloved books into schools… mashable.com
Boris Strugatsky, the last remaining member of the legendary Russian science fiction duo best known internationally for providing the story behind Arseny Tarkovsky’s classic film Stalker, died on Monday. He was 79…en.ria.ru/