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7:26 am
Wed December 3, 2014

NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads

Originally published on Wed December 3, 2014 7:11 am

Introducing NPR's Book Concierge, your personal guide to the great books published in 2014. NPR staff and critics selected some 250 of their favorite titles. You can find a list of all our recommended titles below or ...

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2014 Book Concierge: The Complete List Of Recommended Titles

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Education
1:57 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

These books for daily, independent reading have been sorted by difficulty and labeled with letters. Popular writers, including Dahl and Rowling, get their own bins.
LA Johnson NPR

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:20 pm

The last in our four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.

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Good Reads
2:05 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

'A Place to Read' - Personal Essays by Michael Cohen

A Place to Read: Life and Books
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For WKMS, Michael Cohen contributes a series titled "Uncommon Mysteries" in which he writes about unique examples of the genre. He is celebrating the publication of an autobiography in the form of 22 personal essays titled A Place to Read: Life and Books. He speaks with Kate Lochte about his new book, on Sounds Good.

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Arts
3:49 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

'Spit' Poet Lee Reads at Murray State MFA Series

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Two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Esther Lee, is the author of the poetry collection Spit, which received the 2010 Elixir Press Poetry Prize. Having won many other literary awards, Lee is also Kundiman fellow. Kundiman is a national organization dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American creative writing. lee' son faculty at Agness Scott College in Atlanta and reads her poetry tomorrow night (July 17) at 7:30 in the Clara Eagle Gallery of Doyle Fine Arts. Kate speaks with Dr. Lee on Sounds Good.

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Arts
4:58 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

'Savvy Storyteller' D'Souza Reads at Murray State's MFA Series

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Former U.S. Peace Corps rural AIDS educator, Tony D'Souza is tonight's presenter for the Murray State MFA Residency Reading Series that's open to all at 7:30 in Clara Eagle Gallery.  His fictional works, like Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight grow from non-fictional stimuli, and have won him prestigious literary awards, national publication, and academic fellowships.

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Arts
4:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Acclaimed Nashville Writer Kicks Off MFA Reading Series

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Two decades after his debut collection "Here We Are in Paradise" heralded Tony Earley as one of the most accomplished writers of his generation, his latest work coming out in August re-affirms his story-telling prowess. We meet Mr. Earley on Sounds Good today, in advance of his 7:30 p.m. Sunday presentation for the Murray State MFA Reading Series.

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The Two-Way
9:10 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Nation's Report Card Shows Stagnant Scores For Reading, Math

In the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, 26 percent of high school seniors scored at or above grade level in math compared with 38 percent in reading.
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Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 9:26 am

The government released the latest national test scores on Wednesday, and the news isn't good: 12th-graders are headed toward graduation, but many don't have the skills they need to succeed in college or work.

The test is the National Assessment of Educational Progress, often referred to as "the nation's report card."

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Arts
11:20 am
Tue December 31, 2013

YA Novelist and Poet Cristina Garcia Comes to MSU for Reading Series

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The darkly comic novel King of Cuba is Cristina Garcia's latest work. Garcia  is one of the writers featured at next week's Murray State MFA in Creative Writing January Reading Series. She reads Tuesday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Clara Eagle Gallery, sixth floor,  Doyle Fine Arts Building. Born in Havana, and raised in New York City, Garcia has written six novels; she's edited two anthologies; she's authored works for young readers; a collection of poetry, and a young adult novel.

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Culture
3:32 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Summer Activities at the Calloway County Public Library

Calloway County Public Library’s Sandy Linn visits Sounds Good for an update on activities there, including art workshops for kids, a book to movie club, staff reads coming soon to WKMS, and a book sale on July 27th. See more about events at Calloway County Public Library.

Education
4:37 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Summer Starts at Calloway County Public Library

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Chad Lampe has an update on activities happening this summer at the Calloway County Public Library. he speaks with Acquisitions and Programming Director Sandy Linn about adult and teen summer reading programs, special guests to the library for kids like puppet theatres and magicians, and summer family movie afternoons. Visit Calloway County Public Library online to see the calendar

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