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June is Pride Month. Originally commemorating the Stonewall riots in New York City, Pride Month celebrates the LGBT rights movement and its culture. Over the years, PBS has interviewed numerous LGBTQIA+ authors and is thrilled to be able to highlight some stories below: Nic Stone on "Odd One Out" at the 2018 Miami Book Fair interviewed by Ashley Ford. From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin comes an honest and touching depiction of friendship, first love, and everything in between. Perfect for fans of Love, Simon and What If It's Us. [...]
“VISIONS OF AMERICA” Coming to Museums and Libraries This Summer in Celebration of the U.S. Semiquincentennial (America250) Approaching and celebrating the semiquincentennial anniversary of America's independence, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and PBS Books are joining together to produce “Visions of America: All Stories, All People, All Places,” a digital-first series of videos and virtual conversations that explores our post-pandemic nation with a renewed interest in the places, people, and stories that have contributed to the America we live in today. “We must encourage shared knowledge, literacy, including historical literacy, always remembering the foundation [...]
Think about the important icons in your community and in your life as an American. Wednesdays, April 26 – July 17, and Tuesdays, July 11 – August 1. Also available on streaming at PBS.org/iconicamerica or the PBS app. ICONIC AMERICA: OUR SYMBOLS AND OUR STORIES WITH DAVID RUBENSTEIN explores American history through a close examination of iconic national symbols: indelible artifacts, places, and archetypes. Hosted by co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist, David M. Rubenstein engages in conversation with historical thinkers, community members, and subject matter experts. Together, they dive deeply into each symbol’s history and how [...]
Booklist, the official book review journal published by the American Library Association (ALA), and PBS Books, a multi-platform initiative celebrating the love of reading, are pleased to announce a partnership. Booklist launched Booklist Reader for library patrons and visitors digitally in September 2021 and in print in January 2023. Beginning in May 2023, PBS Books content will be featured each month in Booklist Reader. This new partnership adds a multimedia dimension to Booklist Reader and will inform patrons and the public about must-watch author interview videos, detail highlights of online events and panels, and showcase exciting PBS series companion book [...]
May celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Month. In the United States, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a long history and have created an extraordinary legacy making our country what it is today. While the first Asians to come to North America were Filipino sailors in the late sixteenth century, immigrants from Asia and their descendants have made significant contributions to American culture for centuries despite numerous societal pressures, legislative policies, and cultural assertions. As a result, Asian American and Pacific Islander writers have created a literary legacy of published works and unpublished manuscripts since the nineteenth century; it is [...]
PBS Books is pleased to partner with WETA to offer libraries access to FINDING YOUR ROOTS NATIONAL CONVERSATION SERIES. Now in its ninth season, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., continues to be one of the most popular series in public media. The program expertly uncovers the long-buried secrets, hidden identities, and lost ancestors of today’s most compelling personalities, and explores the connections that bind us together. Join us for a compelling series of 4 virtual conversations on topics related to genealogy. Season Nine of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., airs on PBS stations nationwide [...]
"Making Black America: Through the Grapevine" Premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. on PBS Stations Nationwide PBS, in partnership with WETA, is proud to present "MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE." This four-part series is from executive producer, host and writer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Finding Your Roots"), premieres Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. on PBS stations nationwide. In this latest series from the acclaimed Harvard scholar and documentarian, Gates and director Stacey L. Holman chronicle the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people beyond the reach of the [...]
PBS Books, in collaboration with the Center for Asian American Media, will highlight the 1987 Academy Award® nominated film, “Who Killed Vincent Chin?” In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder, this film will be re-released in a special encore presentation by PBS’s POV and Detroit Public Television on June 20 at 10pm ET. Leading up to the broadcast on two Wednesdays in June (June 8 and 15), PBS Books will offer two virtual programs, including a special preview of the documentary film. 'Who Killed Vincent Chin?" (1987) On June [...]
PBS Books is thrilled to celebrate BENJAMIN FRANKLIN this spring as PBS stations across the country air Ken Burns's four-hour documentary, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, which explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. "Write things worth reading," he said in Poor Richard's Almanack, "or do things worth the writing." Benjamin Franklin did both. "BENJAMIN FRANKLIN," directed and executive produced by Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan, and produced by David Schmidt and [...]