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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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#OnThisDay in 1936 Margaret Mitchell first published Gone With the Wind. Mitchell began writing the book when, at age 25, she was stuck at home nursing injuries and needed to stave off boredom. When her husband brought her a typewriter, she began writing the tale of Patsy O'Hara. A publisher requested the name change, Mitchell told a friend: "We could call her ‘Garbage O‘Hara‘ for all I care, I just want to finish this damn thing." #HistoryGetsLIT

mabell I love that 😂😂 21h
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TheKidUpstairs
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Selected Poems | Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#OnThisDay in 1861 poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning passed away at age 55. Barrett was the first female poet to receive a nomination for Poet Laureate (although it would be another 150+ years before the first - Carol Ann Duffy - was appointed). While she is perhaps best known for her love poems, Browning also delved into the political in her poetry, advocating for the rights of children, the abolition of slavery, and more. #HistoryGetsLIT

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TheKidUpstairs
Peter and Alice | John Logan
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#OnThisDay* In 1932 a quiet meeting between two strangers took place in the back room of the Bumpus Bookshop in London. No one knows what was said (some say he wanted her to write a memoir, some say she wanted help selling a valuable manuscript), and yet the meeting remains remarkable, for both Alice Hargreaves and Peter Llewelyn Davies had served as inspiration for characters who captured the imaginations of countless children. #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs *I've seen two dates - June 26 and June 28. I chose to use the 28th only because I already had another entry for the 26th 😁 3d
Leftcoastzen Love your posts ! 3d
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The Last Cuentista | Donna Barba Higuera
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#OnThisDay in 1922 the first Newbery Medal was presented to Henrik Van Loon for his book The History of Mankind. Awarded annually for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children", it is yet another award named after an Englishman that only an American can win. In the 100 years of the award, only 6 authors have won the Medal more than once, and no one has won three. #HistoryGetsLIT

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#OnThisDay in 1997 a new children's book was published in a very small print run. Of the 500 books printed, 300 were sent to libraries. If you happen to have one of these 500 books, it could probably buy you a house - one recently sold for $471,000. In the years following that first print run, the world fell in love, and over 120 million copies have been sold. You simply can't deny the magic of the boy who lived. #HistoryGetsLIT

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#OnThisDay in 1982 SCOTUS upheld a ruling that is currently being stomped on throughout the country. Island Trees School District vs Pico held that "In brief…local school boards may not remove books from school library shelves simply because they dislike the ideas contained in those books." Please read more at: https://billofrightsinstitute.org/e-lessons/island-trees-school-district-v-pico-... #HistoryGetsLIT

vivastory Book Riot had a thorough article on the recent challenges/vandalisms at libraries
https://bookriot.com/book-censorship-news-june-24-2022/
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TheKidUpstairs @vivastory thank you for sharing. It's horrifying reading it all laid out together like that. Unfortunately, we are not safe from it all here in Canada. Today my library held a Drag Queen Storytime, and my boss has been dealing with constant complaints and harassment. One local church called is members and told them to call and complain. An alt-right website posted about the event, so calls were coming in from across North America. It's awful. 6d
Branwen I have been so anxious and worried with all the book banning/challenging that has been going on in school and public libraries. It's really very scary! I keep holding my breath waiting for someone to challenge any of the YA books we have at my library. It's exhausting! 6d
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CoffeeNBooks As an English teacher, I'm absolutely appalled by all of the book banning recently. I'm not sure what's going to happen with our school library as well as classroom libraries for those of us who have them. 6d
Megabooks Thank you for sharing this. My heart is sick about a lot of things in America right now. I‘m sorry you‘re dealing with it too. 😞 6d
Julsmarshall At this point, I feel like all of our freedoms are under attack. Such a difficult time and it is on us to support and lift all voices and vote and encourage others to vote like our lives depend on it. Because they do. 6d
BarbaraBB Book banning? In 2022? Vandalism at libraries? I had no idea. Maybe this news didn‘t make it yet across the pond. I‘m so sad to hear this. 6d
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#OnThisDay in 1900 the Hanlin Academy was destroyed by fire during the Boxer Rebellion. Who set fire to the ancient library is unclear - the Chinese blamed the British, the Brits blamed the Chinese. The Academy had been in operation since 708 CE, and its library held countless ancient texts which are now lost to history. #HistoryGetsLIT

Ruthiella Oh man! This is as bad as the Library of Alexandria! 😭 1w
Texreader Oh that‘s horrible!! 1w
Bookzombie I recently read the tagged and it blames the Chinese for starting the fire. I haven‘t read the second graphic novel yet. 7d
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The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova | Anna Andreevna Akhmatova
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#OnThisDay in 1889 Anna Andreyevna Gorenko was born in Odessa. Better known by her pen name, Anna Akhmatova, she was one of the most important Russian poets of the 20th century. Her clear, concise, restrained style stood out against the more florid works of her compatriots. At odds with her country's Communist government, she nevertheless chose to stay in Russia and document as best she could life under Stalinist rule. #HistoryGetsLIT

Velvetfur Wow.... She sounds fantastic! 1w
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TheKidUpstairs
Untitled | Untitled
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#OnThisDay in 1484 a Sachenspiegel was printed in Augsberg, Germany. Inscribed in the colophon of the volume is the name of the typographer and owner of the press: Anna Rügerin. After inheriting the press from her husband, Thomas Rüger, Anna Rügerin became the first (known) woman to print a book in the Western world when she set her name in the Sachenspiegel. #HistoryGetsLIT

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#OnThisDay in 1973 Virago Press held its first board meeting as a fledgling publishing company. Virago (originally called Spare Rib Press) was founded by Carmen Callil to "celebrate women and women's stories". Through the years, Virago has been home to such celebrated authors as Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Daphne duMaurier, and Zora Neale Hurston. #HistoryGetsLIT

LeahBergen Oh, how I love Virago! 🍏 1w
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