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North Carolina Freshmen Common Reads

By Lynsey Noe Because we live in the “Writingest State” and love literature, we wanted to share what some of North Carolina’s many colleges and universities have chosen for their first-year summer readers. The assignment of a common read is meant to create a shared experience among new students, something for freshmen to discuss in […]

2012 National Book Award Winners

The 2012 National Book Award winners have been announced, as follows: Young Peoples Literature: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) Poetry: David Ferry, Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press) Nonfiction: Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a […]