Books All Georgians Should Read

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July 2016

Dan A. Aldridge Jr., July 25, 2016

The story of the first airplane flight in Georgia has not been told correctly in more than one hundred years. The year given for this flight, 1907, is not correct, the plane identified as the first to fly never got off the ground, and Ben T. Epps, Sr. is incorrectly credited, solely, with achieving this feat. To Lasso the Clouds sets the historical record straight and brings to light the complete, incredible story of the...

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Poetry Atlanta Presents...An Evening With Sibling Rivalry Press, July 26, 2016

Join Sibling Rivalry Press authors Theresa Davis, Brent Calderwood, Jessie Carty, Collin Kelley, Megan Volpert and special guest SRP publisher Bryan Borland for an evening of poetry. The writers will be reading from new and favorite work, as well as talking about their experiences with the award-winning small press. Borland will discuss SRP’s exciting transition to a nonprofit, which will create even more opportunities for authors. This event is presented by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia...

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George Hirthler, July 27, 2016

George Hirthler discusses The Idealist, the inspiring yet tragic story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French visionary who founded the modern Olympic Games. In its narrative scope, The Idealist spans two centuries, covering the 74 years of Coubertin’s life from his birth in Pairs in 1863 to his death in Geneva in 1937. It reveals how the transformation of Paris into the capital of modernity helped fire a young man’s imagination and how the...

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August 2016

Mike King, August 8, 2016

Most Americans have historically viewed the nation’s great public hospitals as refuges of last resort for poor and uninsured people. But these iconic institutions – some recently closed, some renamed, others rebuilt -- have also served as a safety valve for the nation’s highly profitable medical industrial complex. They are a key to understanding the evolution of America’s $3 trillion health care system, not just for the poor, but the affluent as well, argues veteran...

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2016 Fall Book Preview, August 10, 2016

Back once again by popular demand is one of our most exciting programs for the end of the summer. Representatives from America’s biggest publishers will return to the library to talk about the exciting new books that will be published this fall. It’s a unique opportunity to get an advance look at notable upcoming book titles in the fields of biography, fiction, history, young adult, mystery, fantasy and many more! Come meet and chat with...

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Angela Pisel, August 11, 2016

Angela Pisel’s poignant debut, With Love From the Inside, explores the complex relationship between a mother and a daughter, and their quest to discover the truth and whether or not love can prevail—even from behind bars.

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Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham, August 15, 2016

Human Rights in Children’s Literature investigates children’s rights under international law -- identity and family rights, the right to be heard, the right to be free from discrimination, and other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights -- and considers the way in which those rights are embedded in children’s literature from Peter Rabbit to Horton Hears a Who! to Harry Potter. This book traverses children’s rights law, literary theory, and human rights education to...

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2016 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony, August 18, 2016

The Georgia Center for the Book is pleased to present the 2016 Books All Georgians Should Read Ceremony. This will be the seventh installment of this prestigious list to be unveiled. Ten authors representing Adult literature and ten authors and illustrators representing Young People’s literature will be recognized for their literary achievements. Many of the authors appearing on the list will be present and available to chat and sign books. This year’s lists can be...

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