Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 


Zelensky: A Biography; Putin: His Life and Times reviews


Striking biographies by Serhii Rudenko and Philip Short pit Ukraine’s comic actor turned wartime hero against Russia’s pragmatic, inscrutable insider (from ‘The Guardian’):

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2022/jun/29/zelensky-a-biography-serhii-rudenko-putin-his-life-and-times-philip-short-reviews-biographies-ukraine-war?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


Monday, June 27, 2022

 


The 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years


Four writers and one bookseller gathered over Zoom to make a list devoted to fiction in which the city is more than mere setting. (from nytimes.com):

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/t-magazine/new-york-city-novels-books.html?referringSource=articleShare

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Michael Rosen marks Anne Frank anniversary with new poem


Seventy-five years after Diary of a Young Girl’s publication, Sonnet for Anne Frank reflects on the ‘awful paradox’ of the journal’s bright spirit and her fate (in ‘The Guardian’):

Saturday, June 25, 2022

One Elite High School’s Struggle Over Admissions. A Podcast.

A fierce debate about the criteria for enrolling students at Lowell, in California, has echoes of the soul-searching happening across the U.S. education system. (from nytimes.com):


https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/24/podcasts/the-daily/admissions-lowell-high-school-lottery-merit-system.html?referringSource=articleShare


Friday, June 24, 2022

Boston Globe—Horn Book Award Winners Revealed

Jason Reynolds and Sabaa Tahir are among the winners of the prizes for children’s and young adult literature. 

https://apple.news/AfBAszdbIQb2a6Hh9_qS5YA

Wednesday, June 22, 2022