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Bill Proposed to Create “Toni Morrison Day”: Critical Linking, August 30, 2019

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“Miller and Howse want Morrison’s birthday, Feb. 18, to be designated as “Toni Morrison Day” in Ohio. Their bill is now en route to the House Rules and Reference Committee and should get a committee assignment soon.

Morrison was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio. She won both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes for her groundbreaking novels that chronicled the African-American experience with wisdom and emotional force.”

Petition to make this a national holiday!

“Congratulations are in order for Gianna Zarley of Waimea Elementary School.

Over the summer, the second grader participated in the 2019 Summer Reading Program and she won the grand prize drawing.

She was awarded Tuesday with four round-trip Alaska Airlines tickets to anywhere the airline flies.”

Dang, and all I ever got was a pin, stickers, and some Pizza Hut.

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Is 2019 the year everyone finally realizes that audiobooks are the ish?

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