For Neal Porter, vice president and publisher of Neal Porter Books at the children’s publisher Holiday House, the policy of separating families at the border marked a turning point. “Our life and work revolves around children, so it’s been a galvanizing force in our industry,” he said. This month, Mr. Porter released “Dreamers,” written and illustrated by the Mexican-American author Yuyi Morales, which recounts her journey with her infant son to the United States. Ms. Morales finished the book earlier this year, but it became especially timely as its publication date approached. When she appeared at a June meeting of the American Booksellers’ Association, several attendees burst into tears when they saw her. … [Read more...] about Children’s Books Authors Are Selling More Than Books. They’re Taking a Stand.
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KUWAIT CITY (AFP) – In 2014, the Kuwait press hailed Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a literary “giant”. But since his death, the Colombian writer and a slew of others have been banned as censorship takes root in the Gulf state. More than 4,000 books have been blacklisted by Kuwait’s information ministry over the past five years, according to local media reports, including Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. … [Read more...] about Kuwait Activists Combat Rise in Banning of Books
Other courts, too, have refused to acknowledge purported copyright protection covering recipes. See, e.g., Harrell v. St. John, 792 F.Supp.2d 933, 942–44. (S.D. Miss. 2011) (finding recipes not eligible for copyright protection where they lacked any literary expression and were “nothing more than a list of ingredients with very basic assembly or preparation instructions.”); Publications Intern., Ltd. V. Meredith Corp., 88 F.3d 473, 478 –82 (7th Cir. 1996) (finding recipes in a copyrighted recipe book excluded from copyright protection under 17 U.S.C. § 102(b)); Lambing v. Godiva Chocolatier, 142 F.3d 434, at *1 (6th Cir. 1998) (unpublished) (“[R]ecipes are functional directions for achieving a result and are excluded from copyright protection under 17 U.S.C § 102(b).”); Sassafras Enterprises, Inc. v. Roshco, Inc., 889 F.Supp. 343, 347 (N.D. Ill. 1995) (concluding recipes are ineligible for copyright protection because they … [Read more...] about Mixing Things Up: Let’s Talk Recipes, Part One of a Four-Part Series on Copyright
She’s been dubbed an “Aus-merican” by her mother, according to a report from The Bee’s sister-publication The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., because of the influence she’s taken from some of her favorite American singers. She puts Britney Spears at the top of the list. … [Read more...] about Here’s what to expect at Gavin Newsom’s California Rises wildfire relief concert
After the flowers are wilted, the bells done ringing, the flags hoisted back up from half-staff where they marked Parkland’s first anniversary Thursday, the problem of how to solve Parkland will remain for lawmakers. Book said she and other Broward legislators still live with the tragedy daily. … [Read more...] about State Sen. Lauren Book worries landmark Parkland legislation ‘wouldn’t pass today’