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“A new series of woman-authored classics, Modern Library Torchbearers will kick off publication on May 21 with American Indian Stories by Zitkála-Sá, The Heads of Cerberus by Francis Stevens, and Passing by Nella Larsen. An additional trio of texts — The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Villette by Charlotte Brontë — are slated for a June 18 release. Random House also lists three other titles — The Transformation of Philip Jettan by Georgette Heyer, Nada by Carmen Laforet, and Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Triptych by Marie Vieux-Chauvet — as Modern Library Torchbearers on its website, but only Heyer’s novel has a new release date (Sep. 10).
All six books feature an all-new cover designed by a woman artist. Check out the first six Modern Library Torchbearers below:”
“Poetry isn’t dead — it’s just living its best life on social media.
“Meet Vincent, the one-year-old rat with a very important volunteer gig. Vincent is a therapy rat, heading into schools and libraries to help children learn to read. To be clear, this is not a genius rat able to sound out words and teach children about spelling and grammar. He’s there to provide comfort and a non-judgmental ear for kids who need a confidence boost when it comes to reading aloud. As part of Pet Partner’s Read With Me scheme, Vincent will sit with a child and accept strokes and cuddles as they read through whichever book they fancy.”