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THE 1619 PROJECT Limited Docuseries Set for January Premiere: Today in Books

PBS Names 12 Books to Read from 2022

Thursday on the PBS News Hour, NPR’s Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan and New York Times books editor Gilbert Cruz joined Jeffrey Brown to discuss their favorite books of the year. Recommendations included Trust by Hernan Diaz, The Candy House by Jennifer Egan, and Stay True by Hua Hsu. You can check out their full list of favorite books from 2022 at PBS’s website.

The 1619 Project Limited Docuseries Set for January Premiere

Disney’s Onyx Collective announced that its upcoming six-part limited docu-series The 1619 Project will premiere on January 26 on Hulu. The 1619 Project is a part of a long-form journalism project developed by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times to “reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.” The 1619 Project book was released in 2021.

True Crime Blogger Finds Child’s Drawing in Agatha Christie Book

Virginia true crime blogger Alice de Sturler was looking through her used copy of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders when she discovered an unexpected mystery within the pages of the book: a folded paper featuring a child’s drawing in red ink and the note, “To Mum, love from Kit.” de Sturler said, “If the card was meant for me, I would want it back.” And so she started her own investigation into who the card belonged to and how to return it to them. You can read her story here.

AI Isn’t the Threat to High School English. Censorship Is.

Use of AI in English classrooms would be cheating. Our real worry should be on book removal from schools. That, plus book censorship news.