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World Book Night to Distribute a Special Edition of ‘Twelve Years a Slave’

wbnWorld Book Night (WBN) is partnering with Dover Books to publish a special WBN edition of Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup.

This memoir will be distributed to participating bookstores and libraries on April 23, 2014. The critically-acclaimed film adaptation based on this book has received nine Academy Award nominations.

Executive director Carl Lennertz had this statement in the press release: “With the attention brought to this important book by the award-winning movie, we felt that we should make it available as part of World Book Night’s mission. One third of our half million free books each year go into underfunded rural and urban high schools, and when Dover Publications offered to work with us on this, we jumped at the chance.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.