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Library Has Lots Of “Scary Books” Available | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo submitted to Times Observer The children’s department at the Warren Public Library is ready for Halloween. As Halloween approaches, it’s time to check out some spooky books. The Warren Public Library has exactly what the young Halloween enthusiast needs. “Halloween is a week away. “ Children’s librarian Susan Slater …

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“Lizard Boy”: Musicalizing Comics Like American Mythology

For decades, comics have lived in children’s imaginations, shaping their ideas of heroism, adventure and community. In these small panels exist some of our larger models, designed with spectacular detail. These heroes have made it to the big screen, but what if we could bring them on stage? This is …

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Banning books does more harm than good

Books are often considered the culmination of human knowledge, containing information and stories of all subjects and types. It is for this reason, however, that some groups target them for censorship on topics they prefer to avoid talking about, such as mental health or matters surrounding race. Illustration by Kaitlyn …

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Calls for children’s books to be affordable like generic drugs

Two decades after South African activists took on the global pharmaceutical industry and their own government to limit access to medicines, educators across the country are waging a similar battle to improve its learning standards. Just as patents on life-saving antiretroviral drugs restrict the treatment of the growing number of …

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