Michelle Obama: Trump’s Birther Lies Were Meant To ‘Stir Up Wingnuts And Kooks’

Former first lady Michelle Obama tears into President Donald Trump in her new book, saying his false “birther” accusations against President Barack Obama threatened the safety of the family. According to a Washington Post review of the book, Obama writes in Becoming:  “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia…

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The Best Kids Books Of 2018 To Not Raise A Jerk

With everything going on in the world, parents have to make a lot of decisions about how they teach their kids about other cultures. Raising tolerant and accepting children is a complicated task, but a vital part of it is teaching kids to appreciate the differences among us all, and exposing them to it all…

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LGBTQ People Erased From Books In Russia Under ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

MOSCOW, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls,” a bestselling children’s book featuring 100 stories of prominent women, was published in Russia this year – but with one story missing.Liza Lazerson, a feminist blogger who owns a copy, said she was surprised to see that while the cover promised 100…

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Drawing With Liana Finck

Liana Finck and HuffPost On the jacket of Liana Finck’s graphic novel Passing for Human, the book describes itself as a memoir. But it’s also a love story, I think, between the protagonist Leola ― based on Finck herself ― and her shadow. “Everyone has a shadow,” Finck writes. “But not everyone’s shadow can move, and talk,…

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The Civic Dreams Of Idra Novey’s ‘Those Who Knew’

Viking Election Day and book publication day in the U.S. fall on Tuesdays. So Idra Novey’s sophomore novel, Those Who Knew, about a corrupt and misogynistic progressive senator in an unnamed “island nation,” happens to hit bookstores on the same day as Americans flood to the polls for the first midterm election under President Donald Trump.…

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