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Writer’s Bone Podcast: Sam Quinones’ ‘True Tale of an American Epidemic’ in ‘Dreamland’

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Author and journalist Sam Quinones talks to Daniel Ford about what led him to journalism, his research and writing process for Dreamland, and his experience testifying in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee about the opioid crisis in the United States.   Read a preview of Dreamland below:   To learn more Sam Quinones, visit his official website, like his Facebook page, or follow him on Twitter @samquinones7.       Sign up NOW for exclusive BookTrib news, interviews and giveaways!

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Video: Missed It? Watch Interview with Carolyn Carpeneti and Taking Flight: Mastering Executive Function

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What should we do when our children struggle academically? Should we let them fail so they’ll learn from their mistakes and do better next time? Perhaps. But what if they lack the organizational tools to succeed? Carolyn Carpeneti’s son had effectively coped with learning differences through high school and was accepted into the university of his dreams. Only weeks into his freshman year, Carpeneti was stunned to discover that her son was flunking. The problem, it turned out, was not lack of intelligence, interest, or motivation but weak executive function—the ability to plan, organize, manage time, initiate action, and achieve goals, a skill set that often does not develop in the human brain until the late teens and midtwenties. Executive…

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Malala Yousafzai’s #BooksNotBullets is Going to Save the World

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It’s not every day that we readers get a chance to help save the world, but Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is giving us that opportunity with her recently launched #BooksNotBullets campaign. The inspiring young woman drew up the hashtag in promotion of a program to celebrate her 18th birthday, which asks world leaders to redirect military spending toward education for eight consecutive days. This program is detailed on Yousafzai’s blog and, if successful, could literally make the lives of every single child on the planet better for years to come. Luckily for citizens of the world, Malala’s initiative is getting no small amount of traction. Authors and readers all over the world are joining in on the hashtag. All you’ve…

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Ready for midterms? Back to School will provide forgotten facts

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You may have graduated from college years ago, but this time of year may still give you the heebie-jeebies. Mid-terms are coming. Remember mid-terms? Just as you were settling into the new semester and getting comfortable—it was times for mid-terms. And suddenly, the professor in your least-favorite course was telling you how bad you were doing, just in time for you to realize that you had a boatload of homework to do over that Spring Break for which you had already made major vacation plans. And exams. Don’t forget mid-term exams. Well, we at BookTrib have got you covered. With the help of Benjamin Smith’s Back to School: 1,001 Facts You Learned and Forgot in High School (Adams Media, 2015)…

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