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Native Son, Famously Adapted by NC Playwright, Receives New Treatment

Richard Wright’s 1939 novel Native Son sold 250,000 copies in hardcover within three weeks of being published. Not without controversy for its unflinching portrayal of the racial divide in America that existed at the time, Native Son has remained in print despite being frequently banned and challenged. North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Paul […]

Love Reading? You Can Win Some Schwag!

< In May, UNC-TV launched The Great American Read, an eight-part series that “explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels.” These 100 novels where chosen through a national survey. You may have seen displays in indie bookstores such as Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill highlighting some […]

Chapel Hill Kicks Off Great American Read Series

You may have noticed in yesterday’s NCWN Weekly e-Blast an opportunity for readers to let UNC-TV know about their favorite book. In return, readers have the chance to win some righteous Great American Read schwag and be named “Reader of the Week.” As part of the build-up to the re-launch of GAR, there’s a lot […]

CHPL Celebrates Banned Books with Trading Cards

National Banned Books Week runs September 24-30. It’s a time for readers, librarians, and booksellers to celebrate those works that sometimes find themselves on the wrong side of school administrators. Books such as Catcher in the Rye, Slaughterhouse Five, and even Where’s Waldo? have all been in the crosshairs at one point or another. In anticipation […]

Summer Library Reading Programs Start this Week

It’s summer! Which means it’s time to read more books (or, at the very least, it’s time for your KIDS to read more books!). Here’s what some library systems around the state having going on. By no means is this list comprehensive: Chapel Hill Public Library hosts The Summer Blast! Kids, teens, and adults are […]

“Watchman” Proves Books Still Matter

Yesterday marked the release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, her first novel since the 1960 debut of the much-celebrated To Kill a Mockingbird. Without spoiling anything for anyone who hasn’t been following the build-up on some form of social media, there’s been a flurry of excitement—and controversy—over the book’s release. But from coast […]