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Jeff and Rebecca talk about the National Book Award for Fiction longlist, a bunch of red states leaving the American Library Association, a teacher getting fired for teaching The Diary of Anne Frank, and Oprah’s next surprising book club pick.

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Texas teacher fired after reading aloud from graphic novel of Anne Frank’s diary

Red states cut ties with ALA


Project Gutenberg releases 5,000 public domain audiobooks w/ AI narration

Bidding opens Tues 9/26, in the Authors for Voices of Color auction to support WNDB

Oprah’s next pick is also 600+ pages long, and she’s only giving it a month

National Book Award Longlist