Black is (almost) back! Attention ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK fans: The Ladies of Litchfield return for a brand-new season on June 6. The acclaimed comedy-drama prison series is inspired by a true story and based on the book of the same name. Taylor Schilling stars as Piper Chapman, who earns prison time for carrying […]

LibraryReads and the Association of American Publishers are hosting the thrilling Mystery Authors Revealed Panel at PLA. Come listen to an exciting group of authors who are masters of suspense, including LibraryReads #1 Pick author Laura McHugh. McHugh’s debut WEIGHT OF BLOOD is a dark, gripping novel of literary suspense about two mysterious disappearances a […]

This week’s #FridayReads is an extraordinary debut, The Frangipani Hotel. Based on traditional Vietnamese folk tales told to the author by her grandmother, these fantastical, chilling, and thoroughly contemporary stories are a boldly original exploration of Vietnamese culture, addressing both the immigrant experience and the lives of those who remained behind. Lurking in the background […]

PROMISES KEPT is a groundbreaking practical guide and an urgent call-to-arms for parents, caregivers, and others concerned about the fate of black boys in America. The book is a key component of a major national campaign to close the black male “achievement gap.” The authors are also releasing a powerful documentary, AMERICAN PROMISE, which made its theatrical […]

With their new album, A Joyful Noise, out in May, and their European tour now in full swing, the indie rock band Gossip’s lead singer is about to get even more exposure.  Today’s excerpt is from the punk superstar and style icon’s raw and surprisingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir, Coal to Diamonds.  Born and raised in […]