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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Anisfield-Wolf Winners Reaction To The Election

The 2012 election cycle was filled with a bombardment of political ads, 24-hour news cycles dissecting every possible angle, and an overwhelming sense of hype surrounding who will be our next batch of elected representatives. Some of our winners got in on the action and made a few comments about the election as well.  Junot Diaz, who has been writing consistently about the Latino effect in this year's election, wrote a special message on his Facebook page. "Obama WINS!" he wrote shortly after the race had been called. "The Latino community came out BIG for Obama. Very proud of my community, very proud of all the new voters, the very proud of all the Obama supporters who put in the time and the hard work to make this happen." Never one to shy away from his passions, David Livingstone... Read More →

VIDEO: Junot Diaz Cracks Jokes, Reads Excerpt From Latest Book At Authors @ Google

Junot Diaz made a lively appearance at Google's headquarters for its "Authors @ Google" interview series. Watch the video above and listen as Diaz reads the introduction to one of the short stories in his book, This is How You Lose Her.  Read More →

School Board Member Objects To Textbook Review Process, Cites “Song Of Solomon” As Example Of Inappropriate Book

More than 35 years after being published, Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" is behind a bit of controversy in the Frederick, Maryland school district.  From the Frederick News Post:  School board member April Miller would not vote to make "Song of Solomon" available in Frederick County high schools. The novel by Toni Morrison, which details the life of an African-American male living in Michigan from the 1930s through 1960s, includes graphic sexual and violent content. "It's definitely not something I want my 14-year-old reading," she said Thursday in a phone interview. Miller's daughter will be a high school freshman next year. "Song of Solomon" was set to be approved Wednesday in the Frederick County Board of Education's consent agenda, which requires only a yes or no vote with... Read More →
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