- Bland L.
The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners have just been announced. Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, about life under totalitarian rule in North Korea, won the fiction prize. Fredrik Logevall took the history prize for Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam, about the French Indochina War that preceded and paved the way for America's Vietnam tragedy. Tom Reiss's The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, winner of the biography prize, presents the life of Alexandre Dumas's father, whose real-life exploits and adventures served as the basis for Dumas's celebrated novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Sharon Olds, a well-known American poet who has been publishing since the early 1980s, won the poetry prize for her collection Stag's Leap. The nonfiction prize went to Gilbert King's Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, about a landmark early case in the civil-rights career of the future Supreme Court justice. Check out all these titles, as well as the other finalists in each category, from the Richland Library.
- Christina Fuller-Gregory
March is Women's History Month and what better way to kick off Teen Central's celebration of the contributions of women than to share our Top Ten list of the most powerful, brave, and downright awesome female characters in Young Adult Fiction!
- Leah B.