Gimbling in the Wabe – In Honor of Maya Angelou

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I consider myself to be fairly well read.  At the very least, I read a lot, and I try to read some works that are considered important, or classic, or even popular, not necessarily because they capture my interest but because experience (and educational English classes) have shown me that if works have lasted through [….]

Ohio Educator Seeks Ban of Pulitzer Prize Winner

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From The Huffington Post: Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” has come under fire yet again. This time, the board of education president in Morrison’s home state is criticizing the inclusion of the book on the Common Core Standard’s recommended reading list for 11th-graders, labeling the controversial work “pornographic.” And, if Ohio schools leader Debe Terhar has her way, [….]

LitStaff Pick: Our Favorite Top Five Must Reads

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  It’s a difficult task, narrowing down the novels that have impacted your life into a small, somewhat abstract list. For many of us, reading a novel, a well written novel, is more than a task set to those merely interested in reading a good book. The novels in this week’s picks are stories so [….]