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The 101 Picture Book Challenge: The Monster at the End of This Book

Posted about 26 days ago by Eric P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Readers' Advisory | Tagged with 101 Picture Book Challenge, early literacy, eMedia, humorous books for kids, picture books, reading recommendations, ready to read and Sesame Street

This picture book has enough literary self-consciousness and existential dread to keep a whole room of graduate students busy for a month.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted 4 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 6 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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