YA Version of Maraniss’ Strong Inside Opens Civil Rights Story to Middle Schoolers

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Andrew Maraniss’ Strong Inside, which chronicles the career of Perry Wallace, the first African-American college basketball player in the south, and serves an important role in facilitating campus and community discussions around racial tensions in the US, is now available in YA format.

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Leonard Pitts: Gentle Demeanor with a Tough Message

Leonard Pitts, Jr., Grant Park

As divisive messages filter down from our new administration, colleges and communities are hurriedly working to balance it with discourse about embracing the current situation of race relations in America and nurturing a community of diversity and kindness. With “a gentle demeanor,” Leonard Pitts, Jr. delivers a “tough message that we all need to hear.”

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James E. Mills Highlights Another Racial Disparity — Minority Outdoor Adventurers

James Edward Mills, The Adventure Gap

Adventurer and journalist James Edward Mills highlights another racial disparity: the low number of minority wilderness adventurers. This concern carries the opportunity to stimulate healthy conversation about race and gender disparity in our schools and communities.

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Sheff Brings New Insights to Campuses & Communities re: Addiction

Photo from New York Times, "Addict's Father, Now Advocate"

As drug and alcohol addiction continue to plague our campuses and communities, parents and campus leadership struggle to find a working approach for awareness, prevention, and healing. New York Times #1 Bestselling author, David Sheff, has new ideas about the topic having experienced the impact of his son’s meth addiction first-hand. Dave Sheff is an […]

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Thor Hanson’s The Triumph of Seeds Takes Science Award

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Biologist Thor Hanson’s THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS has just won the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.

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Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench More Relevant Than Ever

Sanderia Faye, author speaker and her novel Mourner's Bench

Now more than ever before, it’s important to get the conversations going about Black History and the future of racism in America. Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench is an ideal choice to help navigate these conversations.

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TV’s Eva Toole Based on Historical Olive Oatman

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If you’re a fan of the strong-willed tattooed character, Eva Toole, from TV’s western drama, Hell on Wheels, you may be interested to know that she’s based on a real person from America’s southwest.

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R.W. Alley Signs On For New Paddington Bear book

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Children’s book illustrator, R.W. Alley, has signed on for the next Paddington adventure, Paddington’s Finest Hour.

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Conor Grennan’s Little Princes Captures the Hearts of West Kentucky

Conor Grennan, Little Princes

West Kentucky Community & Technical College has selected Conor Grennan’s Little Princes as the One Book Read selection for the Paducah, KY community.

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Indian-American Author to Speak on The Immigrant Experience

Prominent author, Chitra Divakaruni, will speak in Bend, OR as a part of Central Oregon Community College’s Visiting Scholar Program.

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