Children's entertainment

This image released by HBO shows some of the cast of "Sesame Street." In the wake of the national reckoning on race, "Sesame Street" is going further — teaching children to stand up against racism. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit, educational organization behind the children's program, will air the half-hour anti-racist special "The Power of We Special," composed of skits and songs in a Zoom-like format that will stream on HBO Max and the PBS 24/7 streaming channel Oct. 15, and air on PBS Kids the same day. (Sesame Workshop/HBO via AP)
October 08, 2020 - 7:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of the national reckoning on race, it's going further — teaching children to stand up against racism. Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit, educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will later this month air the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Alexie's prize-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 27, 2020 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Sherman Alexie's prize-winning...
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Sam McBratney is pictured with artwork from his children's book "Guess How Much I Love You." McBratney, the author of the classic bedtime story, has died. He was 77. Candlewick Press says McBratney died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Walker Books Ltd. and background Anita Jeram via AP)
September 21, 2020 - 1:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sam McBratney, the Irish children's author whose picture story of ever-wider and higher devotion “Guess How I Much Love You" became bedtime reading for millions of families, has died. Candlewick Press announced that McBratney died Friday at age 77. Additional details were not...
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September 16, 2020 - 8:05 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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In this May 23, 2020 photo provided by Tito Anchondo, Paul Anchondo is held by his grandmother, Brenda Anchondo in El Paso, Texas. The toddler is unlikely to learn until years from now what happened to his parents in events that many El Paso residents still struggle to comprehend, said uncle Tito Anchondo, whose brother Andre and sister-in-law Jordan died in the shooting at a Walmart store last year. (Herman Delgado via The AP)
August 02, 2020 - 4:04 pm
An infant boy who survived a shooting last year that left his parents and 21 others dead now likes to thumb through picture books and dance to a Batman jingle with his grandmother, according to an uncle who helps care for the 1-year-old. It will be years before Paul Anchondo learns what happened to...
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This combination photo shows Demi Lovato arrives at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2017, left, and actor-singer and Max Ehrich arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" in Los Angeles on June 28, 2017. The couple made their engagement announcement on Instagram on Thursday, both posting a photo of themselves kissing on the beach. Lovato also posted a picture of her new ring. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 23, 2020 - 11:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-actors Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are engaged. The couple made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday, both posting a photo of themselves kissing on the beach. Lovato also posted a picture of her ring. “I knew I loved you the moment I met you," she wrote. “It was something...
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This combination photo shows a cover image released by Penguin Young Readers of "She Persisted in Sports" by Chelsea Clinton, left, and Chelsea Clinton at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts American Songbook Gala on May 29, 2018, in New York. (Penguin Young Readers via AP, AP Photo)
July 20, 2020 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is extending her celebration of women to chapter books and the world of sports. Clinton's “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changes the Game” will be published Sept. 22, the children's imprint Philomel Books announced Monday. The latest of Clinton's...
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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 - 8:01 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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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo, Padma Lakshmi arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The “Top Chef” host and best-selling author is working on her first picture book, “Tomatoes for Neela.” Viking Children’s Books announced Tuesday that the book is scheduled for fall 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 16, 2020 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Padma Lakshmi's next book is designed for the children's table. The “Top Chef” host and best-selling author is working on her first picture book, “Tomatoes for Neela.” Viking Children's Books announced Tuesday that the book is scheduled for fall 2021. According to the publisher, “...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers upon her arrival at the premiere of the film 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', in London. JK Rowling is publishing a new story called “The Ickabog,” which will be free to read online to help entertain children and families stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The “Harry Potter” author said Tuesday May 26, 2020, that she wrote the fairy tale for her children as a bedtime story over a decade ago. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
June 12, 2020 - 11:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The Sun newspaper said Friday it did not intend to “glorify’’ domestic violence by giving a platform to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s ex-husband just days after she revealed she had been a victim of domestic abuse. Following a story headlined “I slapped JK and I’m not sorry,” the...
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