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This cover image released by Abrams Books shows “Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn," by writer Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham. The book, planned for next March, is the first of three books by the best-selling team behind the “Princess in Black” children's series. (Abrams Books via AP)
September 16, 2020 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The best-selling team behind the “Princess in Black” children's series is looking to an even younger audience for its latest project. Starting next March, writer Shannon Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham are launching a “kitty and unicorn” picture book series, Abrams Books for Young...
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This combination photo shows the book cover for "This Is Your Time," left, and a portrait of the author Ruby Bridges. (Random House via AP)
August 14, 2020 - 9:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges has written a children's book with a candid telling of the past and positive message for the future, inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests. Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, announced Friday that Bridges' “This Is...
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FILE - Stephenie Meyer attends a screening of Sony PIctures Classics' "Austenland" on Aug. 12, 2013 in New York. Meyer is planning at least two more books in her mega-selling vampire series "Twilight Saga" she said during a recent promotional event. Meanwhile, the author's long-awaited "Midnight Sun" sold more than 1 million copies in its first week, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announced Thursday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, FIle)
August 13, 2020 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer's “Twilight Saga.” Meyer is planning at least two more books in her mega-selling vampire series, she said during a recent promotional event. Meanwhile, the author's long-awaited “Midnight Sun” sold more than 1 million copies in its...
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FILE - Bette Midler attends Variety's Power of Women: New York on April 5, 2019, in New York. Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Random House Books for Young Readers said Thursday that Midler's picture book will be called "The Tale of the Mandarin Duck." It will be published Feb. 16. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2020 - 12:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story. Midler's picture book “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck” will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday. With a story based on a real duck seen in Central Park in 2018, the book...
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This cover image released by Random House shows "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson. Oprah Winfrey has chosen Wilkerson’s “Caste” as her new book club selection. The book looks at American history and the treatment of Blacks and finds what she calls an enduring, unseen and unmentioned caste system. (Random House via AP)
August 04, 2020 - 9:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — If not for the coronavirus, Oprah Winfrey says, she would be out in the streets and marching with the Black Lives Matter protesters. She has instead found other ways to add her voice. She is working with Lionsgate on a multimedia adaptation of The New York Times' “1619 Project” on...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 22, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell waits to take the field for the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Pittsburgh. Pirates first baseman Josh Bell watched George Floyd's death in horror. Rarely one to talk, Bell prefers to have his actions speak for him. Bell, who is Black, has started a book club and a weekly "Social Reform Sunday" movement on Instagram where he attempts to highlight one of the may issues surrounding the fight for racial (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 04, 2020 - 6:12 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell wanted to make a statement with his actions, a way to channel the disgust the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman felt in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May. Yet as the crowds surged in downtown Pittsburgh last month during a...
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FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead of the company's Nasdaq IPO in New York. Now that Zoom has emerged as one of the most popular ways to get together virtually while the coronavirus pandemic keeps people apart, the company is trying to build a more secure fortress around the billions of conversations occurring on its videoconferencing service daily. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 01, 2020 - 11:05 am
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight. And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups,...
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This cover image released by Kokila shows “Antiracist Baby” by Ibram X. Kendi, with illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky. A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi’s “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country’s top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14. (Kokila via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 9:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A picture book edition of Ibram X. Kendi's “Antiracist Baby,” one of the country's top-selling books since the death last month of George Floyd, is coming out July 14. “Antiracist Baby” went on sale this week as a board book and has been part of a wave of works about race and racism...
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This cover image released by Riverhead Books shows "Deacon King Kong," a novel by James McBride. Oprah Winfrey has chosen McBride’s “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride’s novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969. It pays tribute to community and to McBride's own childhood in a Brooklyn project. (Riverhead Books via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 8:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has chosen James McBride's “Deacon King Kong” for her book club. McBride's novel is set in a Brooklyn housing project in 1969 and centers on the shooting of a drug dealer by an aging and tipsy church deacon. But it also pays tribute to community and to McBride's own...
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A directional arrow on a street points to the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 15, 2020 - 12:10 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus...
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