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Clarence Lusane Responds to A Birthday Cake for George Washington

A Birthday Cake for George Washington, a children’s book by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton, was withdrawn from publication by Scholastic in January 2016. The book’s publication was halted over its visual depiction of our first president’s … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Jewelle Gomez Reads “U Is for Ursula K. Le Guin”

This week for the “Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z” series, Jewelle Gomez talks lesbian vampire erotica and being unafraid to make yourself the center of your own universe. Jewelle chose to read the “U is for Ursula K. Le Guin” … Continue reading

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Rad Women Read Rad American Women A-Z: Arisa White Reads “A Is for Angela Davis”

City Lights welcomes the wonderful Arisa White for the second video of our new blog series, where we ask women we admire to read their favorite entry of our New York Times-bestselling children’s book, Rad American Women A-Z, and answer … Continue reading

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2015 National Poetry Month Playlist

National Poetry Month is this month. You now have permission to take an hour off of work today to listen to this poetry playlist featuring City Lights authors past and present. City Lights is publishing 3 poetry books in the … Continue reading

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