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Amazon Removes Hundreds Of Reviews For What Happened

Isn’t the internet exhausting sometimes? Slate reported that Amazon had to remove hundreds of reviews of What Happened, Hillary Clinton’s memoir. The listing drew over 1,500 reviews the morning after it was posted with most reviews giving the book either one or five stars. Few of those reviews (338) were posted by Verified Purchasers. Amazon removed both negative and positive reviews from unverified purchasers, which jumped the rating from 3.2 up to 4.9.

Books On Race And Politics Lead National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist

The Los Angeles Times noted that books on race and politics lead the National Book Award longlist for Nonfiction. The 10 finalists include “four books directly addressing the history of race relations between blacks and whites in America; two that consider conservative forces in American culture; and one, by Naomi Klein, that advocates for progressive action during Donald Trump’s presidency.” Check out the article for the full list.

Teacher Creates Harry Potter Wonderland For Students

A teacher in Oregon spent 70 hours creating a Harry Potter themed classroom for his students. Kyle Hubler of Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro brought his own Harry Potter merchandise to school and set to work decorating his new classroom a month before the start of the school year. He said he did it because his students love the books and because of the impact the series had on him as a kid. “The lessons in the books about acceptance, loyalty, and integrity stayed with me and inform a lot of the philosophy I have in my approach to teaching and how I interact with my students,” said Hubler.

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