Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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According to the American Library Association, Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of … Read the rest

International Literacy Day

Did you know thatĀ more than 780 million people cannot read or write, two-thirds of whom are women? Did you know that between 94 and 115 million children have no access to a basic education?

Founded in 1967 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day is an annual event on … Read the rest

Nobel Prize-Winning Author Dies

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“At five o’clock that morning reveille was sounded, as usual, by the blows of a hammer on a length of rail hanging up near the staff headquarters.” This is the opening sentence (translated) of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, his short, powerful novel describing a … Read the rest