Amidst the unprecedented surge of book bans in schools and public libraries this past year, a group of Democratic members of Congress introduced the “Fight Book Bans Act,” which would offer school districts funding to defend against the ongoing challenges to books and educational materials.
“Book bans in Florida and in states across the nation are a direct attack on our freedoms and liberties everywhere,” stated Florida Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost, who helped introduce the bill on December 5. “The Fight Book Bans Act takes a stand against censorship to firmly stand on the side of history, education, our students, teachers, and schools, who don’t deserve to suffer the consequences of radical politics in the classroom. This is about protecting our libraries and protecting truth and history.”
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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — until now. Bestselling literary giant James Patterson shows the real Vegas in a dazzling journey through the city, transporting readers from the thrill of adrenaline-fueled vice to the glitter of A-list celebrity and entertainment.
In the new fast-paced medical thriller from New York Times bestselling author Robin Cook, fan favorites Jack and Laurie are inadvertently drawn into a dangerous vortex of a series of homicides that have been cleverly staged as suicides.
Marguerite is a spy whose former employer wants her dead. Shane is her far too good-looking paladin bodyguard with a martyr complex. Add in a brilliant artificer with a device that may change the world, a glittering and dangerous court, and a demon-led cult, and Shane and Marguerite will be lucky to escape with their souls intact, never mind their hearts…
Oxford University Press has named “rizz″ as its word of the year, highlighting the popularity of a term used by Generation Z to describe someone’s ability to attract or seduce another person. It topped “Swiftie” (an enthusiastic fan of Taylor Swift), “situationship” (an informal romantic or sexual relationship) and “prompt” (an instruction given to an artificial intelligence program) in the annual decision by experts at the publisher.
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Jude Maddox, Hand of Death and commander of the Knights of the Eternal Star, finds himself with a new recruit as spunky and sharp as they come — Kiara Frey, a fierce young woman with a past that haunts her. As Jude and Kiara are forced together, it becomes apparent that in Kiara, Jude may finally have met his match.
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Diplomats and Admirals
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Killer in a Winter Wonderland
by Wendy Sand Eckel
The Grave Robber by Darynda Jones
The Heirloom by Beverly Lewis
“When you lose yourself in a book the hours grow wings and fly.”
— Chloe Thurlow