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Danielle Steel Read-Likes

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Are you looking for something new to read, but you’re not sure where to start?  Check out our NoveList database or the website Fantastic Fiction for “author read-alikes.” Are you a fan of Danielle Steel? Try checking out books from the authors listed below. These authors are popular read-alikes for Danielle Steel and they have… read more >>

It’s Toni Morrison Day!

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Today, February 18th, is author Toni Morrison’s birthday! Not only was the renowned author an Ohio native, but the state of Ohio has passed a law that designates February 18th as Toni Morrison Day to celebrate and honor her tenacity to share her literary works with the world. As if that’s not cause enough to… read more >>

Trailblazers in the Deaf Community: Famous Authors

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250 million people around the world have a hearing impairment and two-thirds of those people live in developing countries. Half of deafness and hearing impairments can be avoidable. If a person is deaf, this is the complete loss of hearing in one or both ears; hearing impairment is the complete or partial loss of one or both ears, according… read more >>

Author Spotlight: Happy Birthday, Octavia Butler!

June 22, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of Octavia Butler’s birth. Even though she passed away in 2006, Butler’s work has left an indelible mark on American literature, and specifically on the genre of science and speculative fiction.  As a child, Butler described herself as incredibly shy. When she wasn’t helping her widowed mother, who cleaned houses for a living, Butler made… read more >>

Everywhere Book Fest

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Register Now for Everywhere Book Fest! Enjoy the book festival experience straight from your living room! The #EverywhereBookFest is a free, 2-day virtual event taking place on May 1-2. Celebrating picture book, middle grade, and young adult authors, illustrators, books, and readers, Everywhere Book Fest is bringing everyone the book festival experience straight to their living room! You can find them… read more >>