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Daisy Ridley in Young Woman and the Sea

Daisy Ridley: “Libraries can take you on an incredible journey”

Glenn Stout’s 2009 book “The Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World” tells the story of the American Olympic-medal-winning swimmer who became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. And it’s now a new feature film from Disney starring Daisy Ridley as Trudy Ederle.

“It will take you on an incredible journey,” Ridley said in a special message she recorded for I Love Libraries. “Just like all the wonderful stories you can find in libraries do.” 

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C2E2 entrance

Pop Culture, Comics, and Book Ban Conversations at C2E2

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) rolled through the Windy City April 26-28, bringing with it thousands of fans and exhibitors of everything pop culture—from comics books to role-playing and video games to movies and beyond. Given the literary underpinnings of almost every bit of media showcased at C2E2, it’s no surprise that book bans and libraries would be represented.

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U.S. Book Challenges Update: May 10 Edition

Libraries and schools across the country are experiencing unprecedented levels of attempts to ban or remove books from their shelves. I Love Libraries will continue to raise awareness by highlighting attempts to censor library materials, as well as efforts by librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens to push back against them. This report includes news from Colorado, Utah, Florida, and a look at state efforts to ban book bans.

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