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  1. PEN America

    “PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide.” Its WordPress-powered website is a resource for all writers and readers.

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  2. Little Free Library

    Little Free Library is a nonprofit that supports free neighborhood book exchanges around the world, builds community, and inspires a love of reading across all ages.

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  3. Simon’s Cat

    Simon’s Cat is the adorable, mischievous cat of British animator and illustrator Simon Tofield. On his official website, you’ll find his blog, films, and information about projects and merchandise, like books, games, and comic strips.

    Animals
  4. Toni Morrison on Reality TV, Black Lives Matter, and Meeting Jeff Bezos

    In an interview at Literary Hub, Toni Morrison says she wasn’t interested in writing at an early age. “No, I didn’t think about writing until I was 39. I read all the time. I could read when I was three years old and that’s what I did. At some point, I realized that there was […]

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  5. “Unite & Represent”: Asian American Writers on WordPress

    We’re a sponsor of this year’s annual conference of the Asian American Journalists Association! Here’s a showcase of Asian American writers that have built their online presence with WordPress.

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    The WordPress website of Esmé Weijun Wang.
  6. Chronicle Books Blog

    Chronicle Books is an independent publisher in San Francisco. “We are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others.” The blog shares bookish news, resources, and inspiration.

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  7. Haruki Murakami

    The official U.S. site of celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami invites readers to explore his books, tour his office, read interviews, and more.

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  8. 826 Digital

    826 Digital, a free online platform for educators, features inventive and innovative lessons, projects, and prompts from across the 826 National Network to ignite a love of writing in students.

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  9. Hachette Book Group

    The Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher in the U.S. Authors include J.K. Rowling, Sebastian Junger, David Sedaris, Sandra Brown, Malcolm Gladwell, and more.

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  10. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

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  11. Lonely Planet Kids

    Lonely Planet Kids — an offshoot of the popular travel guide company –inspires children to be curious about the world. The site features books, activities, family travel posts, and more.

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  12. Brightly

    Brightly, a site in partnership with Penguin Random House, helps parents grow lifelong readers. Find books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, exclusive author content, and more.

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  13. The sentences that make the stories

    At Nieman Storyboard, Jacqui Banaszynski highlights great sentences from two books, including Tommy Orange’s There There: From the dancing came the dancing. She writes: “It is lovely all on its own, as an arrangement of a few words between punctuation and white space. It is musical, especially when read aloud.”

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  14. Mary Laura Philpott

    Mary Laura Philpott is the author of the essay collection I Miss You When I Blink and the founding editor of MUSING, the digital magazine published by Parnassus Books. On her website, you’ll find links to her writing across the web, upcoming author events, and more.

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  15. Michael Pollan

    Bestselling author Michael Pollan writes about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.

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