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  • John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' survives censorship attempt in Idaho

    John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' survives censorship attempt in Idaho
    John Steinbeck's classic 1937 novella "Of Mice and Men" won't be banned from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, classrooms after all. The city's school board voted Monday to keep the book as part of the ninth-grade school curriculum, disappointing community members who wanted it restricted to "voluntary, small-group discussion," reports the Spokesman-Review of Spokane, Wash.
  • Feedback: What's your favorite book for the beach?

    Feedback:  What's your favorite book for the beach?
    "Tortilla Flat" by John Steinbeck. — Olayinka Hassan, Chicago "From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall: Travelers' Best, Worst and Most Ridiculous Stories From the Road" edited by David Slenk. It's a travel book that includes stories from multiple...

    National Endowment for the Arts announces new Big Read grants

     
    The National Endowment for the Arts will make 78 grants totaling $1 million for The Big Read projects nationwide in 2012-2013.

    88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?

    'Snow White's' Kristen Stewart still wants new 'East of Eden' pic

     
    "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart, who has long said she loves "East of Eden," wants a new film version of the John Steinbeck classic. KStew made the comments in an interview with Garrett Hedlund, her costar in "On the Road."