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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: Where the Wild Things Are

Posted about 1 month ago by Eric P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, early literacy, Maurice Sendak, picture books and reading recommendations

Another classic title on the library's 101 Picture Book Challenge list is Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a timeless tale of temper tantrums and monster islands.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted 3 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Book, Humbug!

Posted 5 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and History, Politics, & Biography | Tagged with A Christmas Carol, British society, Charles Dickens, Christmas stories, classics, England - 19th century, Ghost Stories, holiday stories, holidays, novelists - biography, Short Stories, Victorian society, writers and writers - biography

The new movie The Man Who Invented Christmas purports to tell all about Charles Dickens and his most famous creation. But there's more to it than that.

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