What Famous Book is Your State Known For?

What Famous Book is Your State Known For?

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Every state is the setting of a famous book. What book is your state the setting of?     Alabama – To Kill a Mockingbird Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, which is based on Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Monroeville was also the hometown of Truman Capote.   image via amazon   Alaska – Into the wild Jon Krakauer’s 1996 non-fiction book is an expansion of his essay on Christopher McCandless, titled Death of an Innocent. Into the Wild was later adapted into the Academy Award nominated film of …

Explore Audible’s Top Picks of 2019

Explore Audible’s Top Picks of 2019

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget that reading doesn’t always have to be you, a book and a comfy seat. More so than ever before, people are listening to their literature on laptops, on smartphones, and on the go. Audible is the best option for this, as it’s available across plenty of devices with a wide range of titles. Audible has released a map that takes a look at 2019 listening data to see which titles were “more uniquely popular in some states compared to the rest of the country”. Our map below shows each state’s top Audible titles from 2019. …

Venezuelan Delegate Reads Book While Trump Addresses U.N.

Venezuelan Delegate Reads Book While Trump Addresses U.N.

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At the United Nations General Assembly, a Venezuelan delegate silently protested against President Donald Trump when he derided the Venezuelan president as a “Cuban puppet” and a “dictator”—by burying her nose in a book.   Image Via Plataforma   Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolás Maduro, did not attend Tuesday’s U.N. General Assembly. Instead he traveled to Russia to meet with ally President Vladimir Putin instead, but President Trump didn’t forget about him. After the 2018 Venezuelan presidential election, Nicolás Maduro was officially elected president, but Juan Guaidó declared the election illegitimate and declared himself acting President of Venezuela on January 23rd …

Ten Powerful Quotes About Juneteenth

Ten Powerful Quotes About Juneteenth

Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The proclamation was declared by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863, but the news did not reach Texas until two-and-a-half years later. Since then, generations have celebrated the day as Juneteenth and forty-five states recognize it as a state holiday. As we remember this historic day in United States history, below are ten powerful quotes by central figures about the ugly history of slavery and this holiday’s meaning.   Image via CNN   1. “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, …