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Sherman Alexie: Librarians Are My Superheroes

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Alexie began his talk by saying that librarians “are my superheroes.” Because he grew up on a small Indian reservation in Washington state, Alexie said he checked out everything from his library—nearly 90% of all the books, he estimates—because it introduced him to the outside world.

 

-Sanhita SinhaRoy @ American Libraries Magazine


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Off-color book stirs debate at Old Rochester junior high

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The classic debate over what's appropriate for school children to read and when has a new local chapter — at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School and in the pages of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."

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‘Amazon is the 1%' - Sherman Alexie

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Alexie says he continues to be “mystified” by authors who defend Amazon, calling themselves rebels. “When I attack Amazon, I am not attacking Internet literary culture, which I am firmly and happily a part of,” he writes. “No, I am attacking a huge corporation that has escaped most liberal and literary rebel moral and economic scrutiny. I don’t think many or most people realize that Amazon wants to put bookstores out of business. All bookstores. That’s the only explanation for their business practices. And for you e-fundamentalists who are addicted to that $9.99 e-book price, you will be sobered up when Amazon gets their monopoly and begins to raise praises. To put it in recent terms, Amazon is in the 1% and independent bookstores are in the 99%. So who are you going to fight for?”


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