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  1. Hijabi Librarians

    This group of librarians works to give voice to Muslim literature and books with Muslim protagonists: “We aim to recognize, celebrate and honor the books and authors that get it right.” As the site’s authors cleverly say, “We’ve got it covered.”

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  2. Shady Characters

    “Here you’ll find un­usual marks of punc­tu­ation, books and book his­tory, and everything in between.” Keith Houston’s Shady Characters is full of smart, thoughtful writing on the secret lives of punctuation marks.

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  3. The Dutch House: An Excerpt From the New Novel by Ann Patchett

    Read a snippet from the first chapter of Ann Patchett’s new novel on Musing, the blog of her Nashville bookstore. The Dutch House follows two siblings over five decades, “from their early years to their exile, by their stepmother, from the childhood home they both cherished.”

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  4. It’s Not You, It’s Me: A Breakup Reading List

    Experiencing heartache? At Longreads, Jacqueline Alnes compiles a reading list of essays that have allowed her to grieve.

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  5. The Literary Edit

    Attention all bibliophiles and literary travelers! The Literary Edit is Lucy Pearson’s stylish blog focused on books, independent bookstores and literary festivals around the world, and literary city guides.

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  6. Public Books

    At Public Books, academics, public scholars, critics, and activists alike come together to “make the life of the mind a public good.” Uniting the “best of the university with the openness of the internet,” the digital magazine focuses on art, ideas, and politics.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. The Best Journalism Across the Web Is Published on WordPress

    Explore journalism from some of the oldest, most respected publications on the web.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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