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30 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out February 2 - 8

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowIn Four Hundred Souls, co-editors Keisha N. Blain and Ibram X. Kendi (author of How to be An Antiracist) assemble writing covering four centuries of African-American history. Through the...

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Books for teaching kids about race and racism

Race and racism are complex, difficult, and often uncomfortable topics to talk about. And trying to explain these concepts to kids is one of the toughest jobs a parent can take on.Where do you start? How much do you tell? How do you protect kids from things they...

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Emily Schultz on crafting characters through 90s mixtapes

In the novel Little Threats, Emily Schultz transports readers to the summer of 1993, when a teenage girl is murdered -- and her friend goes to prison for it. We spoke with Emily about her deeply personal inspiration for this story of crime and punishment, how she sees...

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31 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out January 26 - February 1

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowIn Gutter Child, Jael Richardson presents a dystopian world where intergenerational disadvantage is an explicit part of the social order. There are no debates in this society about the...

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What we're reading (and a bit of what we're eating)

Check out the latest eBook and audiobook picks from the Kobo staff....

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Joanne Vannicola was never going to let their story have a tragic ending

We spoke with actor Joanne Vannicola about their memoir, All We Knew But Couldn't Say and learned how they turned painful memories of their upbringing into a story of growth and self-discovery. They told us how it feels to see LGBTQ+ stories beginning to proliferate in movies and...

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30 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out January 19 - 25

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowWhat is work? What is a person doing when we say they’re “working”? In Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots anthropologist James...

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The best books on the Trump presidency

For readers prepared to look in the rearview mirror, these are the essential eBooks and audiobooks for understanding the administration of the 45th president of the United States.While it’s tempting to say that the administration of Donald J. Trump was good for the publishing industry, the truth is...

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Linden MacIntyre won't let history be washed away

We spoke with celebrated journalist and novelist Linden MacIntyre about his non-fiction book, The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami. We learned why this story about the community of St. Lawrence, where the author was born, is about so much more than a natural disaster. It's...

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32 new eBooks and audiobooks coming out January 12 - 18

Welcome back to New & Hot Reads, where we talk about some of the most anticipated books coming out nowIf the past year has taught us anything, one lesson might be that with enough will and patience and access to the right tools, even when we can’t get...

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