Coming of age brings new challenges for central characters who are discovering their own sexuality.
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A scholar of young adult fiction presents a fresh list of LGBTQ ‘must-reads’ for the summer of 2023.
Former President Donald Trump’s many missteps made him an easy target for amateur jokesters.
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While derision and mockery permeate airwaves and social media feeds, satire holds the key to creating a more informed, engaged electorate.
The xenomorph from Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic, Alien.
A new book explores the enormous Alien franchise spawned by the 1979 film.
An illustration by Beatrix Potter from The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.
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Beatrix Potter’s silence concerning her sources means the Brer Rabbit folktales that helped create her stories are passed over without acknowledgement or celebration.
Reading becomes faster when you don’t have to say each word out loud.
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Called your ‘inner voice,’ it develops along with your reading skills.
Reading is a pleasure. And watching someone else read, too.
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Reading is “sexy”. Maybe it’s because watching someone read exerts a fascination on the beholder, be it St. Ambrose or Marilyn Monroe.
Our research showed reading as a teenager was a stronger indicator of curiosity than, say, their mathematical ability.
Science fiction has always been good at predicting distant futures and now governments are turning to them to ward off possible threats.
The late writer never shied away from hard topics, breaking down walls of silence around topics like disability and rurality in post-war Japan.
Pip Williams’ follow-up to her internationally bestselling debut novel explores World War I, women’s rights and sisterhood – but what makes it special is its unwavering attention to the making of books.
An uncompromising writer who wrote about the dark and light of postwar Japan
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What a new president needs to know as he takes the reins of a deeply divided and disillusioned country.
Bloody games where there can be only winner critique the ‘winner takes all’ mentality fostered under capitalism.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel ‘Purple Hibiscus’ intersperses Igbo words and expressions.
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Polyglot texts — texts that use many languages — have become increasingly common as writers document struggles between regimes of European hegemony and decolonizing movements.
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Evidence suggests that neither books nor electronic devices are directly to blame for the increase in myopia worldwide. Rather, they enhance this phenomenon by keeping children out of the sunlight.
The integrity of the academic project should underscore universities’ work at all times.
Where both capacity and integrity are weak, dysfunction is inevitable.
Reading, as the Prime Minister has reminded us, got many of us through lockdowns. And there are some major initiatives for writing and publishing in the new national cultural policy.
Canada’s extension of copyright to 70 years after an author’s death puts corporate profits ahead of the public interest.
Canada’s extension of copyright might be good for corporations that hold copyrights, but it’s bad news for creators and the public.
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It’s counterproductive to push your child to read a whole chapter book independently if they are not ready. You might turn them off reading altogether. Here’s what to do instead.
Making a book takes lots of brainstorming and writing, but there are many steps to printing it, too.
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It takes a lot of steps – and help from other people – to make a physical book you can hold in your hands.