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W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists

W.E.B. Du Bois is widely known for his civil rights activism, but many sociologists argue that he has yet to receive due recognition as the founding father of American sociology. His groundbreaking study, “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study,” …

Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ − even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened

Eighty years ago, in the winter and spring of 1944, Brooklyn-born author Betty Smith was entering a new chapter of life. A year earlier, she was an unknown writer, negotiating with her publisher about manuscript edits and the date of publication for her first book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Reads to Ward off the Cold

(NewsUSA) - Plowman by Charles BruckerhoffAt twelve, Stella Young and Hana Sanada, enrolled in the Stanton Academy for Humanity, discover the wartime journals of their great-grandfathers, who served …

Serial Entrepreneur Teaches Us How to Go the Distance in Business and in Life

(NewsUSA) - “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”From closing multimillion-dollar licensing deals with IBM and Microsoft, to the Ironman World Championship, to ultramarathons and …

BookTrib’s Bites: Four Fascinating Reads

(NewsUSA) - South of Sepharad by Eric Z. WeintraubFleeing death by the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish doctor makes an impossible choice between home and faith, then struggles to lead his family on a …

BookTrib's Bites: Curl Up With These Cozy Reads

(NewsUSA) - A Winter by the Sea by Julie Klassen Return to the Devonshire coast In this latest book in the On Devonshire Shores series with the Summers sisters, where loyalties are tested, secrets …

Killer in a Winter Wonderland: Latest in Cozy Mystery Series Takes on Holiday Aura

(NewsUSA) - Holidays are fickle things — often good, but sometimes not so good. It’s December in the quirky town of Cardigan, MD, and Rosalie Hart has been thrown several curve balls.For one, …

New eBook From BookTrib Showcases Excerpts from Some of the Hottest Books

(NewsUSA) - BookTrib.com, a leading source of news, reviews and information about the book industry for more than 20 years, is excited to announce the launch of a new ebook showcasing excerpts from …

A Champion of Social Impact Communications Shares Insights in New Book

(NewsUSA) - Carrie Fox takes to heart the role—and the responsibility—that leading communicators hold in shaping how stories are told, how narratives are shaped, and how decisions are made.A …

BookTrib's Bites: Four Reads to Ring in Thanksgiving

(NewsUSA) - A Reaction to Messianic Missionaries by Cheryl SimaniA fresh, exciting perspective on the missionary/counter-missionary controversy. Appalled by the nefarious tactics of Christian …
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An Intense New Novel About Family, Fashion, Business, and Books
(NAPSI)­­—A fourth-generation retailer, author Martin Sneider started as a shoe salesman and rose to president, co-CEO, and chief merchant of the St. Louis conglomerate Edison Brothers Stores, …
Now teachers in Florida can excite students through hands-on and digital investigations that drive students to ask questions, make claims, and analyze evidence to explain real-world happenings.
Something New For Florida Science Classrooms
(NAPSI)—For students to learn best, their resources need to be tailored to them. That means by both learning standards—such as the Florida learning standards—and by content that’s put into a …
How We Have Fallen Short in Teaching Literacy -- And What To Do About It
(NewsUSA) - This may be difficult to read, but did you know:In the last 15 years, 15 million students graduated from high schools testing below the basic reading level.One in five college students …
A new book by Gene Heil offers a unique way of looking at—and dealing with—race relations in America today.
A Perspective On Race And Religion
(NAPSI)—Do you contribute to racial unity or disunity? That’s the focus of a new book, which offers a surprising perspective on race relations in America today, and offers suggestions to improve …
Humorous, Poetic & Allegorical Tale Reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno
(NewsUSA) - Theatrical essence, we know, relies upon a shared experience of space and time. How else does one describe the crescendo between the stage and stalls during a curtain call?In Presence, …
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
Twin Sisters at the Core of Dark Coming-of-Age Psycho Thriller By Debut Author
(NewsUSA) - Most good thriller novels keep readers guessing until the end. Then there are some that cause jaws to drop.TKO Rogue has launched debut author Janet Porter’s intriguing, intricate and …
BookTrib’s Bites: Some Tasty Morsels in Assorted Genres
(NewsUSA) -  The House at the End of the World by Dean KoontzSoon no one on Earth will have a place to hide in this novel about fears known and unknown by #1 NYTimes bestselling master of …
BookTrib’s Bites: Diverse Titles Sure to Hold Your Interest
(NewsUSA) -  The Violin Thief by Genie Higbee: A startling coming-of-age tale that twines magical realism with musical history and legend.It’s 1941. A wondrous violin is charming …
BookTrib’s Bites: True Crime Inspirations, Dystopian Gem, Making Great Factories
(NewsUSA) -  Reef Road by Deborah Goodrich RoyceWhen a severed hand washes ashore in the wealthy enclave of Palm Beach, FL, the lives of two women—a lonely writer obsessed with the unsolved …
BookTrib’s Bites: Epic Stories, Iconic Events and Personalities
(NewsUSA) -  “Battlefield Earth, Expanded 21st Century Edition” by L. Ron Hubbard: It’s the year 3,000, a thousand years after an alien invasion nearly exterminated …
BookTrib’s Bites: Plenty to Ponder for Your Next Read
(NewsUSA) -  “Love Letters to the Virgin Mary” by David Richards: King David is a mortal man who has spent all his life looking for a love he is unable to satisfy. As …
“Chicken Soup for the Soul” Man Provides Great Inspiration for Biographer
(NewsUSA) - If author Mitzi Perdue is using the example of Mark Victor Hansen for a little inspiration, well, she’s come to the right place. It’s hard to find somebody who hasn’t heard …
The funny, scary, romantic and thrilling new book in a unique series is now available.
New Book In The Exciting “Love And Murder...” Series
(NAPSI)—A uniquely American vision of love and murder, trauma, and healing around 2026, “Even Climate Change Can’t Stop Love and Murder” is the highly anticipated romantic suspense thriller …
BookTrib’s Bites: Stories for a Range of Reading Interests
(NewsUSA) -  “Mrs. R. Snugglesworth – Attorney-at-Law” by Amy Flanagan: Mrs. R. Snugglesworth is 70 pounds of low-to-the-ground PRECIOUS. She is The Best at Finding …
“UN/Reconciled:” Passionate, Powerful Poems On a Delicate Love Gone Off
(NewsUSA) - “This is a work of fiction -- really.” It’s hard for poet Pasquale Trozzolo to convince us that his brilliant “UN/Reconciled:” (Kelsay Books) is not intended to portray any …
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