Levar Burton Reads “Goodnight Moon” to Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Critical Linking, October 15, 2017

Critical Linking is sponsored by Life Detonated by Kathleen Murray Moran.

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I know this has been everywhere on the internet this week but it’s Sunday, and we need something joyous. 

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Lerner’s books have shaped my life and my career. I thought I was good at apologizing and making amends, but this book challenged me in an unexpected and profound way. Imagine a world where we move away from blame and defensiveness and toward real accountability. This is the road map.

Brené Brown shares 6 books that inspire her bravery and my must-read list just grew. 

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Morin’s life suggests he cared far more about something else: respecting other people. While he worked hard at maintaining his privacy, he still acted decently and kindly toward co-workers, students, and strangers. Even those who knew him only briefly saw this. “We really enjoyed him while he was here,” says an employee at Brookdale, the assisted-living facility. “He was a very sweet man.”

It was on measures like this that UNH cheated Morin by treating him less like a human being than a marketing prop.

This is an unbelievably well-written and researched piece and also unbelievably angering: the story of a humble librarian who donated $4 million to his place of employment and how they spun wasting that donation on an LED scoreboard for the football field into what the donor would have wanted.

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We’ve told you before about Folio Society, the London-based publisher that takes beloved works of literature – modern and classic – and spruces up their handsome hardbound editions with knockout original illustrations. Well, they’re gearing up for Halloween with electrifying editions of two iconic works of modern horror: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, illustrated by Jeremy Caniglia, and Stephen King’s The Shining, illustrated by Edward Kinsella. We’ve gathered a few of the scariest images from each, so check them out below – and see more in the books, available now, exclusively at the Folio Society website.

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A woman checked out a book called How to Win a Local Election. And she did. Listen to Annotated on Apple Podcasts or Google Play to hear her story.
Kelly Jensen: Kelly is a former librarian and a blogger at STACKED. Her latest book is HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD, a YA anthology of essays, art, interviews, and more about feminism. Follow her on Twitter @veronikellymars.