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June 26, 2019

A Promise Kept – Editing Gilbert Baker’s memoir, Rainbow Warrior »

A Promise Kept: Editing Rainbow Warrior

by Jay Blotcher

When a friend dies suddenly, the ritual of mourning is upstaged by pragmatic concerns: notifying the family, hunting for a will, making funeral arrangements, and cleaning out the apartment.

When my friend Gilbert Baker unexpectedly di…

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January 2, 2019

Reading Resolutions for 2019 »

Copy of santa, all i want for (2)

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October 15, 2018

Author Bob Burns discusses his newest book on the 1968 US men’s Olympic track and field team and modern activism »

Almost 50 years ago today, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in solidarity with the black power movement, one of the most iconic moments in sports activism. Bob Burns’s book The Track in the Forest: The Creation of a Legendary 1968 US Olympic Team describes how the 1968 US men’s Ol…

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October 12, 2018

Staff Reads – October 12, 2018 »

Check out what we’ve been reading below and let us know if you have any recommendations on what to read next!

9781101947135I recently finished Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It’s a beautiful debut novel that traces the ancestry of two half sisters in Ghana that were never allowed to meet. Spanning 300 years, it…

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September 19, 2018

Bookalike – Podcasts »

As part of our new Bookalike series, we'll be pairing up a popular culture outlet with its Chicago Review Press book counterpart. This month, we're featuring podcasts! Read below to find the perfect book to complement your podcast tastes.

Under the Influence – This I Know

Canadian radio …

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September 7, 2018

Back-to-school encouragement and middle-grade nonfiction favorites »

In honor of back-to-school season, we've asked authors of our 2018 middle-grade titles if they have any words of encouragement for students. Read below for some motivation as well as new nonfiction picks to add to your reading list.



Elizabeth Raum, author of The Big, Bold, Adventurou

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November 21, 2017

Kirk Landers: Constructing an Angry Veteran »

JKLandersMugThe beginnings of Alone on the Shield originated when President George W. Bush landed on an aircraft carrier in full battle regalia and stood beneath the Mission Accomplished banner for a prolonged photo op orchestrated by a military band.

As a Vietnam veteran, the event made me crazy. A man who …

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November 10, 2017

Staff Reads: November 10 »

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


I am currently reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. I finally found a used copy at The Brown Elephant in Andersonville and started reading it last week. I

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September 29, 2017

Staff Reads: Favorite Titles »

At CRP this October, The Pickles are Electric, Monday Starts on Saturday, and everything goes Whoosh Boom Splat.  Creative titles make or break a book, so we’re sharing our favorite book titles of all time today. Check them out below!

What are your favorite titles? Share in the comments or on …

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June 16, 2017

Staff Reads: June 16 »

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

They closet they stood up inAnything is Possible cover Million Junes coverHeartbreaking work

"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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