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The 25 Best Children’s Books of 2021

The most notable picture, middle grade and young adult books of the year, selected by The Times’s children’s books editor. Source link
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What African Americans Thought of Barack Obama

THE BLACK PRESIDENTHope and Fury in the Age of ObamaBy Claude A. Clegg IIIThe election of the 44th president of the United States was not

Poem: [Thought at first that grief had brought him down.]

Indies Enter Holidays Confident

Investment Group Led by David Steinberger Buys Open Road

Magritte, Surrealism and the Pipe That Is Not a Pipe


David Olusoga: ‘Black people were told that they had no history’

Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga has been the face of a decolonial turn in British broadcasting that, in recent years, with series including the Bafta-winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners, A House Through Time and Black and British: A Forgotten History, has inspired new conversations about injustice in the story of

Anthony Doerr: ‘Rather than write what I know, I write what I want to know’

Anthony Doerr, 47, is the author of six books, including All the Light We Cannot See, which won the Pulitzer prize for fiction in 2015. The story of a blind French girl and an orphaned German boy during the second world war, it is the biggest selling title in the

Powell’s Interview: Meng Jin, Author of ‘Little Gods’ by Rhianna Walton

It was only when I started describing Little Gods to people that I realized how seamlessly debut novelist Meng Jin integrates the huge, complicated themes of revolution, rebirth, time, and language into an intimate story, without sacrificing their grandeur or significance. At its heart, Little Gods is the story of

Powell’s Interview: Anne Enright, Author of ‘Actress’ by Jill Owens

Photo credit: Hugh Chaloner Anne Enright is an extraordinary, masterful writer whose prose brims with confidence, intelligence, and wit. She might be best known for her Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Gathering, or perhaps The Forgotten Waltz, which won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her last book,

Powell’s Interview: Gail Tsukiyama, author of ‘The Color of Air’ by Rhianna Walton

Acclaimed novelist Gail Tsukiyama’s latest novel, The Color of Air, transports the reader to the verdant rain forests and smoldering lava beds of Hawai‘i in the early 20th century. Centering on the Japanese American immigrant community of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, The Color of Air takes an