20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I have hard time believing that it happened two decades ago, when on bright sunny morning, a city and a world were changed forever. Today brings sadness and pain but like a phoenix, the world rised out of the ashes and continue to rebuild through strength, hope and unity. And although we still are dealing with the aftermath of 9/11, what we have felt and learned from that day will remain.

There are so many stories out there that reflect the events and the aftermath of 9/11. To keep the memory of that day alive, it is important to read the powerful historical accounts and inspirational stories of that horrid day. For the 20 years, here are 20 book recommendations that help commemorate September 11 and make us remember to never forget:

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Winner of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The winner of the 2021 Women’s Fiction Prize was announced this evening in the UK. The recipient of the award receives a “Bessie”, limited bronze figurine, and a £30,000 cash prize.

And the winner is…

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LeVar Burton to Host TV Special Featuring Library of Congress National Book Festival on PBS

LeVar Burton will host the special “Open a Book, Open the World: The Library of Congress National Book Festival” will premiere Sept. 12 on PBS. Photo credit: Robyn Von Swank

Celebrate the National Book Festival with Levar Burton!

Television viewers will get to see an inspiring introduction to the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival, airing on PBS. It will include an exciting lineup of authors, poets and writers in a one-hour special airing this September.

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Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging about Books!

This week marks six years that I decided to start this blog and cup of tea with this book, please was born! Every day I post and log on to see the notifications, I’m always amazed to see that there are people who are interested in what I have to say. It may be a lot of work, I always enjoy creating and developing this blog into something that I can be proud of.

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Issue Number Four of Library Zine Released

Library Zine: Voices From Across the New York Public Library released it’s latest issue of the literary magazine.

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Help Support Book Collections for New Yorkers in Jails and Shelters

Help support the Prison Library Support Network (PLSN) an organization that is trying to provide New Yorkers living in shelters, jails, and transitional housing access to library collections that reflect their needs and interests.

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The Diverse Book Awards Looking For Judges

The Diverse Book Awards, a literary award created by the Author School, is looking for judges to help determine the best books of 2021 that help promote diverse voices that are published in the UK.

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Life Sized Colin Firth Cake To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice

A life sized cake of the actor, Colin Firth, has been created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BBC’s miniseries, Pride and Prejudice. The six foot tall cake of Mr. Darcy was unveiled at the National Trust property, Lyme Park, in Cheshire, the house used as the character’s famous home in the miniseries, Pemberley.

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Wizarding World Introduces Harry Potter at Home

During these unprecedented times, Wizarding World is bringing Harry Potter home to it’s readers.

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