Thursday, April 29, 2021

A British study found
kids read more challenging books during the lockdown. From The Guardian:

‘ ...three in five children said reading made them feel better during lockdown, while 32% said reading has helped them when they felt sad about not being able to see friends or family.’

This is good. Conversations with reporters and artists and architects. Air Weiwei has a provocative, independent mind. It’s a new book, a paperback from Columbia University. It’ll be in stores or they’ll get it for you. $20. It’s worth it. 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

In a ‘Library of America’ video Amanda Gorman recites a poem of her own and one by Langston Hughes. And she says how important a place the Los Angeles Public Library was/is to her. She’s wonderfully unstoppable.