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Eat Fat, Lose Weight: The Anti-Hunger Diet

<i>By Alex Orlov, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Eat less, move more. That’s the theme behind most diets these days. If we just consume fewer calories and put in …

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#ReadWalkWater—How a Book Leads to Social Action by Holly Mueller and David Etkin

Posted by CBethM on September 12, 2013 in Pay It Forward | 23 Comments<p>You’ve probably seen this video already. As of this writing, it has almost 61 …

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (absolutely not) Reviewed by Donalyn Miller

Posted by donalynm on September 14, 2013 in Reading Lives | 44 Comments<p>On two occasions, Colby, Cindy, and I have declined contributors’ offers for …

Book News: Slam Poet's 'OCD' Love Poem Makes Waves

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>A video of poet Neil Hilborn performing his slam poem "OCD" went viral this week, garnering over 1,800,000 views on YouTube. In the video, Hilborn describes falling in love while battling his obsessive compulsive …

'The Blessing Cup': Polacco And Her Family Of Storytellers

Patricia Polacco has written and illustrated more than 90 picture books. Her young readers are drawn to her stories about family and growing up. She has won many awards for her illustrations, which are done in gorgeous, full watercolor. Polacco's latest book is called <i>The Blessing Cup</i>.<p>Polacco tells …

Book News: Malala, Girl Shot By Taliban, Calls Books 'Weapons That Defeat Terrorism'

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education, helped open Europe's largest public library on Tuesday with a speech claiming that "pens and books are …

The 'Wild' Story Of Cheryl Strayed And Her Long-Lost Half-Sister

Back in 1995, Cheryl Strayed hiked 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail along the West Coast of the United States. After the three-month journey, she came out on the other side stronger in every way: better able to cope with her divorce, her past drug abuse and her mother's death.<p>Strayed …

How One Unkind Moment Gave Way To 'Wonder'

In <i>Wonder,</i> R.J. Palacio tells the story of Auggie, a tough, sweet, 10-year-old boy, who was born with distorted facial features — a "craniofacial difference" caused by an anomaly in his DNA.<p>Palacio tells NPR's Michele Norris that the book was inspired by a real-life encounter with her own kids six …