Books and literature

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. Michelle Obama was joined by her husband Monday on her popular online series “Mondays With Michelle Obama.” (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
May 18, 2020 - 2:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama was joined by a famous fellow reader Monday on her popular online series “Mondays With Michelle Obama.” The former first lady first read “The Giraffe Problem,” by Jory John and Lane Smith. Then she was joined by Barack Obama, seen over the weekend addressing the...
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Kerri Kaplan, a fifth grade teacher, stands next to a small library she has in her front yard in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, April 17, 2020. As government orders shuttered public libraries to slow the spread of coronavirus, some have turned to official and unofficial book-sharing means to satisfy their desire for new reading material. (AP Photo/Michelle A. Monroe)
May 17, 2020 - 10:52 am
Christine Gale Reynolds worked at the public library in Yosemite National Park before it closed in March when California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued shutdown orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. So, she filled the back of her car with donated books and began her own mobile library. “I know...
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Six-year-old Muneefa Nazir, a Kashmiri girl whose right eye was hit by a marble ball shot allegedly by Indian Paramilitary soldiers on Aug. 12, stands outside her home in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sept. 17, 2019. The image was part of a series of photographs by Associated Press photographers which won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
May 04, 2020 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes (all times local): 5 p.m. The Pulitzer Prizes had something new this year — the inaugural award for audio reporting. The award announced Monday went to the collaboration between the staff of “This American Life,” Molly O’...
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May 03, 2020 - 12:45 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gil Schwartz, the longtime CBS communications executive who wrote humorous novels and columns under the pen name Stanley Bing, has died. He was 68. CBS representatives said Sunday that Schwartz died Saturday at his home in Santa Monica, California. His death, they said, was...
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FILE - In this undated file photo, people portraying ghost players emerge from a cornfield as they reenact a scene from the movie "Field of Dreams" at the movie site in Dyersville, Iowa. The 1989 film was No. 6 in The Associated Press' Top 25 favorite sports movies poll. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball and tears, the ones streaking down cheeks. Tears, the kind leaving rifts between fathers and sons. “Field of Dreams” is about phantoms and phenoms on an unlikely diamond in an Iowa cornfield. Emotions gush like water across the fresh-cut grass, resonating three decades...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Joe Feld, owner of Flying Color Comics, loads comics into plastic bags for curbside delivery outside his shop in Concord, Calif. The biggest day of the year for comics retailers in America is May 2, Free Comic Book Day, which Feld created. There will be no such day this May, and no comics to populate it after the main distributor stopped shipping product. Will the industry that fuels millions of collectors' superhero dreams and provides fodder for Hollywood's biggest blockbusters be dealt a powerful death blow by the effects of the coronavirus? (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 01, 2020 - 2:16 am
The pandemic has transformed Christina Blanch, owner of Aw Yeah Comics, into a nightly TV host. Nine times a week, Blanch leads a livestream from the store she lives above in Muncie, Indiana, to sell some comics and interact with regulars. She holds up issues one by one, usually for $5 or $10, and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton takes part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tenn. Bolton’s book “What Happened In the Room,” has been delayed from May 12 to June 23 according to listings from Wednesday, April 29, 2020, on the website of publisher Simon & Schuster and booksellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 29, 2020 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Bolton's book has again been delayed, according to listings on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble, both of which say “What Happened In the Room” has been pushed back from May 12 to June 23. The new date also appears on publisher Simon & Schuster's web site. Bolton's book...
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FILE - This May 11, 2019 file photo shows former first lady Michelle Obama during "Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama," in Atlanta. Netflix says a documentary portrait of Michelle Obama titled “Becoming” will premiere on its streaming service next week. It chronicles her 34-city book tour in 2018-2019 for her memoir “Becoming.” (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2020 - 2:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary portrait of Michelle Obama titled “Becoming” will premiere on Netflix next week, the streaming company announced Monday. The film, described as “an intimate look into the life of former first lady Michelle Obama” chronicles her 34-city book tour in 2018-2019 for her...
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This combination photo of cover images shows, from left, "Hello Summer" by Mary Kay Andrews, "Girls of Summer" by Nancy Thayer, "A Week at the Shore" by Barbara Delinsky, "28 Summers" by Elin Hilderbrand and "Summer Darlings" by Brooke Lea Foster. (St. Martin's Press/Ballantine Books/St. Martin's Press/Little, Brown and Company/Gallery Books via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 9:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Parker is a nurse from St. Louis so caught up in the beach novels of Elin Hilderbrand that she makes an annual trip to Nantucket, the Massachusetts island community where Hilderbrand sets her stories. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Parker isn't sure she'll make it to...
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This cover image released by Chronicle Books shows "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Presents A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," written by Marlon Bundo with Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller. The book was among the top 10 challenged books in 2019, according to the American Library Association. (Chronicle Books via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 8:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories with gay and transgender themes, a spoof inspired by the family rabbit of Vice President Mike Pence, and classics by J.K. Rowling and Margaret Atwood were among the books that received the most objections last year at schools and libraries. On Monday, the American Library...
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