January 4th is Trivia Day. This blog is just one example of how the Village Book Shop family are fans of trivia.
On this day in 1809 Louis Braille was born. He was the inventor of the braille system of reading and writing used by those who are blind or visually impaired. This has allowed many people who cannot see to read.
Writers who were born on this date include:
Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878), Max Forrester Eastman (1883), Cyril Lionel Robert James (A.K.A J.R. Johnson) (1901), Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (1933), Doris Kearns Goodwin (1943), Hwang Sok-yong (1943), Harlan Coben (1962), Gao Xingjian (1940), and Nabila Jamshed (1988).
On this date in 2011 the world lost Ronald Gordon King-Smith. He often wrote under the pen name Dick King-Smith.
Today’s highlighted book is another classic. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Bantam Classic) by Mark Twain. This is a required reading title for many schools. We have this mass market sized version in our shop for only $4.85.
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