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9 Great Books to Read While Social-Distancing

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With the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) causing lock-downs across the globe, social-distancing continues to be a key practice in slowing the spread of sickness, or “flattening the curve” as they say.

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The Boom of Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

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For us adults out there, we may not be aware, but there has been recent boom in graphic novels for middle-grade readers. This is especially interesting because (most of) these

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How Coronavirus is Affecting Bookstores & What You Can Do To Help

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Across the country, bookstores are experiencing major setbacks due to the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Some local stores, like the one I work at for example, are temporarily closing to

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Behind-the-Scenes of the (Canceled) 2020 Tucson Festival of Books

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For those of you who may not know, the University of Arizona hosts the Tucson Festival of Books every year. As an employee of the UA bookstore, the cancelation of

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Looking For Alaska & Character Expansion

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In John Green’s Looking for Alaska, Miles (a.k.a. Pudge) has just moved to Culver Creek and wandered into a world of hard studying and harder pranks at his new boarding

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Percy Jackson & the Power of Learning

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 Everyone feels like the content children interact with should be directly educational to the child. While didactic material is obviously good, I believe that books, shows, and other entertainment sources

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