February 19, 2021

12 Books You Should Read This Black History Month And All Year Long

Did you tell yourself you’d read more this year? Well, there’s no time like the present to start tackling that goal! If you’re looking for more reading suggestions, Black History Month is the perfect time to get more acquainted with Black authors and stories. From remarkable works of fiction to the moving rhythm of poetry and the heartfelt prose of personal narratives, Black writers have been documenting the African American experience for decades.

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January 17, 2021

These Incredible Works of Literature, Film, and Music Entered the Public Domain in 2021

In intellectual property law, public domain is a term used to denote a work free from copyright or whose copyright has expired. There are many ways a work of art, literature, or film may enter the public domain. Each year, many classic works become public simply due to the passing of time. Works published between 1923 and 1977 pass into the public domain on January 1, 95 years after their respective year of publication.

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November 25, 2020

Empowering Children’s Books Remind Black Sons “They Are Every Good Thing” [Interview]

From 2010 to 2016, author Derrick Barnes could not get any of his book ideas published. The prolific writer penned 30 unpublished books during that time, and he was worried no one would ever want to publish his work again. But once his son told him to write “the Blackest children's book he could write” Barnes authored his critically acclaimed picture book titled Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut. Illustrated by Gordan C.

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