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How fiction can change reality - Jessica Wise

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Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture.

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How to Read a Book was first written in 1940. It elaborates on ways to effectively read books from several different genres. It was revised in the 1970's to include a list of the top books you should read. Take a look to see how many of the books on the list you have read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Read_a_Book
Here's an article on how to become an author. http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Be-an-Author/45932/
The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States of America, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in four buildings in Washington, D.C., as well as the Packard Campus in Culpepper, Virginia, it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books. http://www.loc.gov/index.html
To some avid readers, The New York Times is an invaluable source for book reviews, best sellers, new release announcements, and general news about books. http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html
Take a look at the American Library Association's website and see if you agree with the decision to ban books. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/banned/
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  • Director Jeremy Jusay
  • Educator Jessica Wise
  • Narrator Emilie Soffe

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