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U.S. Wartime Propaganda Posters & African Americans Since 1926, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) has chosen the theme for Black History month. This year they have selected “African Americans in time of War”. We have put together a gallery to show African Americans in U.S. wartime propaganda posters. The U.S. government has used propaganda …

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Bookish Favorite – January 2018 Little Free Library: ‘Take a Book, Return a Book’ January, like most months, has been full of bookish treats. The new year brought on “best of” book lists & reading resolutions, there was a peak in interest for dystopian books and the already infamous release of Fire and Fury. At the end of each month we …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day On January 27, 1945, the Russian troops liberated the 7,000 remaining prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp. We now commemorate the 27th of each January as Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust assigns a relevant theme to the day. For 2018 the theme is Vision – The Power of Words. This theme highlights words. Both …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day A “Day On, Not a Day Off” MLK Day is a day of service. In fact, it is the only federal holiday observed as a ‘day on, not a day off’. Aptly observed on the 3rd Monday of January, MLK Day presents the perfect opportunity to start out the new year by thinking of others. As a wise man …

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Readers Return to Dystopian Books “Alternative Facts” and Orwell  When Kelly Anne Conway first used the term “Alternative facts” to defend the Trump administration’s claims, many were struck by its similarity to Orwell’s “newspeak” and “doublethink”. Her bewildering assertion was the catalyst for dystopian books to re-enter the charts. For instance, sales of George Orwell’s 1984 shot up nearly 10000% after her CNN interview. His book was not the only one to see their …

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Dr. Seuss Delicacies: Recipes Inspired by Dr. Seuss Looking for Dr. Seuss themed food with an elevated twist? Think Lorax Cheesy Dip & Buzzlenut Cocktails. Well here are some recipes inspired by Dr. Seuss. Perfect for a literary themed dinner & the child inside us all. Collaboration with The Frame Queen   If You Were A Kid Who Loved Dr. Seuss, …

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Bookish Holiday Tradition: Jolabokaflod What Iceland lacks in land mass, they make up for in letters. Many, many letters. Eyjafjallajökull became the most mispronounced news story of 2010 when it erupted and disrupted air travel.  Byggingarverkfræðingur is a 22-letter(!) word that simply means “civil engineer”.   And, of course, Bjork, which is not as difficult to say, but nearly impossible to …

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How to Make a Holiday Book Tree Lately, book trees are popping up everywhere. They are beautiful, festive, and make us bookworms feel warm & fuzzy. This year we set out to build our own book tree. We love our little tree & think every bibliophile should have their own. Wondering how to build one of these beautiful book towers? …

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Bookish Favorite – December 2017 In My Book®: “the greeting card and bookmark in one!” You may have heard about In My Book®, creators of the all in one, greeting card bookmark. Their product has been reviewed by the likes of The New Yorker, Daily News, and Book Riot. They all agree that these are unique, personal, and beautifully illustrated cards …

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Our 2017 Holiday Picks: 15 Bookish Gifts for Under $15 Here are some great ideas for book lover gifts. They all ring in under $15 and can all be purchased on Amazon (because who doesn’t love one-stop shopping shipped straight to your door) 1. Custom Bookplates Bookplates always make great gifts for book lovers. It is a great way to personalize your …