There is a lot of family togetherness these days. For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to spend more time with family and those in our innermost circle than we may have ever spent with them before.
At the Massachusetts School for the Feebleminded, we become acquainted with four remarkable young women in the historical fiction, “The Degenerates” (Simon & Schuster 青鹏棋牌) by J. Albert Mann.
Today’s column features two new well-received picture book biographies written by Illinois authors with Champaign-Urbana connections.
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Thomas Sanders started working on “Vietnam War Portraits: The Faces and the Voices” and photo series in graduate school. One of his professors asked him why this series was so important with all the other books and movies out there.
A shy, talented pianist, Hazel, falls in love with James, a gentle man who aspires to be an architect. But this is 1917 London and WWI is raging. James is unexpectedly called up and shipped out to France to fight in “Lovely War” (Viking 2019), by acclaimed author Julie Berry.
Today’s column features two creative and beautiful educational books that are being offered as free e-books on Amazon to help parents who are 青鹏棋牌-schooling their children while schools are closed. At the end of this column, please see links to more resources.
Checking in from the U.K. in Part 5 of our new UI alum-themed series: The Gies College of Business grad and award-winning novelist who is better known to her legion of fans as Rumer Haven. She told Editor Jeff D’Alessio what life’s like in locked-down London.
Set in the gritty parts of NYC in 1999, “Motherless Brooklyn” by Jonathan Lethem recently made the transition to the big screen. The novel and the movie take different paths, but they cover much of the same general acreage.
“The Boy Who Grew Dragons,” by Andy Sheperd, has all the elements of a classic middle-grade story: plenty silly and full of adventure and magic. The main character has great relationships with his family, even his three-year-old sister who he calls Lollibob Bobalob (instead of Charlotte). He…
Award-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are best known for their books that explore the lives and struggles of women in developing countries. In their latest book, “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope,” they turn their thoughtful analysis to the United States, focusin…
Artemisia’s mother died when she was 12 years old, in 1605. Artemisia could have joined a convent as a nun. Instead, she chose to grind pigment for her father’s art in “Blood Water Paint” (Dutton 2018) by Joy McCullough. Artemisia is now 17 and paints most of her father’s paintings, for whic…
Today’s column begins with the winner of the 青鹏棋牌 American Library Association’s Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor.
Kate Dawson has spent years sifting through thousands of never-before-seen primary materials to write this book about Edward Oscar Heinrich, the “American Sherlock Holmes.”
Marriage is supposed to be an unbreakable bond between two people. However, as real life would have it, that isn’t always how it works. “Mine” by Courtney Cole is a fictionalized account of infidelity in a marriage.
I am not a teacher. But I can imagine that seeing a student become impassioned by something you introduced them to must be magical and gratifying. That is what happens to science teacher Sofia Alamilla in the middle-grade novel “Song for a Whale,” by Lynne Kelly.
If Champaign-Urbana were to pick a Big Read book — a book that the entire community is urged to read and discuss together — my hands-down vote would be for Eric Klinenberg’s “Palaces for the People.”
As I write this, it is snowing. I noted earlier in the week that I had little shoots of daffodils, tulips and lilies coming up in the garden! Finally! Spring must come! And then it snowed. If you’re getting impatient to play in the dirt and admire beautiful spring blooms like I am, then I ha…