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August 18, 2017

A Statement from Chicago Review Press »

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Chicago Review Press affirms that we respect and value the diversity of our staff, our authors, our readers, and the stories we take part in sharing. Our unity in our differences makes us stronger. We recommend the following books as reminders of challenges in our history and stories of hope for the…

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Staff Reads: August 18, 2017 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below! Share what you’re reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag. #CRPreads

 

I am currently reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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August 18, 2017

Screen Schooled authors Joe Clement and Matt Miles discuss technology in the classroom, what’s really going on—think distracted kids with poor problem-solving skills and little intellectual curiosity—and how parents and educators can counteract it »

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SAMSUNG CSCAs much as parents, teachers and students hate to admit it, the new school year is just around the corner. Each new year it seems there are more changes being made to tried and true teaching methods. Students now have access to multiple screens in the classroom and use Twitter, YouTube, chat rooms a…

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August 9, 2017

Staff Reads: Favorite books to read in one day »

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Happy #BookLoversDay! For those who are a bit behind in their reading goal for the year, we’ve compiled some of our favorite books to read in one day. For additional quick reads, check out The Millions recent post.

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Middle grade books are great for quick reads with thought-provoking theme…

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July 20, 2017

Marina Antropow Cramer, author of Roads talks about life as a bookseller turned novelist and about writing family lore into fiction »

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Author Image Marina CramerIn Marina Antropow Cramer’s debut novel, Roads, a family of Russian refugees must find new meanings for loyalty, fidelity, grief and love among the chaos of World War II.

Filip and Galina grew up side by side in the sun-drenched beauty of Yalta, but what’s left of their youthful romance will …

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July 14, 2017

Staff Reads: July 14, 2017 »

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After a slight hiatus, we’re back this week with another Staff Reads. Check what we’re currently reading below! #CRPreads

 

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My Fourth of July weekend read was The Girl Who Drank the Moon, a gorgeous middle gra…

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July 7, 2017

In Riding With George, Philip G. Smucker strives to show readers the “real” George Washington with all his aspirations, talents and human flaws »

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Phil-w-HorseAs we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, there is no better time to reflect on the courageous Founding Fathers and the first president of our nation, George Washington. Long before George Washington was a president or a general, he was a sportsman. His horseback riding abilities and prowess wer…

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July 3, 2017

James W. Ure introduces teens to the fascinating life story of Gertrude Tompkins, who overcame a devastating childhood stutter and the gender barriers of her era to become one of 126 elite women chosen to pilot World War II fighter planes »

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JIM URE small_4898Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins by James W. Ure introduces teens to the fascinating life story of Gertrude Tompkins, who overcame a devastating childhood stutter, a troubled youth spent searching for her life’s purpose, and the gender barriers …

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June 16, 2017

Staff Reads: June 16 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below! Share what you're reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads

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"I am currently reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers." —Olivia Aguilar, publicist

My college roommate recently sent over Anyt

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June 15, 2017

The Many Lives of Catwoman turns the superhero genre upside down by showing the perspective of not only a villain, but a female villain navigating the male-dominated worlds of Gotham City and comic books »

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Tim Hanley, author of Investigating Lois Lane and Wonder Woman UnboundWith the recent announcement of Batman and Catwoman’s possible engagement in the comics, the astonishing success of Wonder Woman at the box office, and the outpouring of remembrances upon the death of Adam West, the beloved star who played Batman in the 1960s, there’s no denying that characters …

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