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From the Page to the Screen

Watch a video from HBO film Fahrenheit 451 alongside the words of Ray Bradbury, then read which books Michael B. Jordan and the rest of the cast would choose to save from the flames.


Big fan of journalist Lisa Belkin's Show Me a Hero? The librarians at The New York Public Library have some suggestions for you.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning
by Jonathan Mahler

Another portrait of New York City, focusing on the shifting landscape of the city in 1977 through the lens of baseball and politics.

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
by Holly Tucker

Twists and turns that take readers down to the dark underworld of 17th-century Paris, and up through the exalted halls of French royalty.

by Natalie Y. Moore

Moore takes readers on a personal journey through her hometown of Chicago, one of the most racially segregated large cities in the United States.

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