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FILE - Author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 30, 2016. Thousands of schoolteachers will receive $500 grants from Patterson. The grants are to help students build reading skills, especially as schools struggle to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. The grant program is administered by Patterson and by Scholastic Book Clubs. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
September 29, 2020 - 7:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers will receive $500 grants from author James Patterson to help students build reading skills, especially as schools struggle to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. “Whether students are learning virtually at home or in the classroom, the importance of...
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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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FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead of the company's Nasdaq IPO in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 01, 2020 - 10:05 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 - 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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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 14, 2020 - 11:10 pm
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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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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In this April 1, 2020 photo, Betsy and David Sheen are joined by their dogs as they walk up their driveway after getting the mail at their home in Bowdoinham, Maine. The driveway walks help them to get exercise while dealing with the isolation brought on by the coronavirus. Rural states with older populations like Maine are facing special problems in dealing with the emotional and physical toll of isolation. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
April 12, 2020 - 7:32 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — This isn’t the way Betsy Steen and her husband wanted to spend their golden years: Hunkered down at home, living with fear and isolation. Steen, 76, and her husband David, 75, both take immuno-suppressant medications, placing them at high risk if they contract the coronavirus...
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This cover image released by Doubeday shows Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road." The book, an in-depth and highly praised account of a 1950s family in which six children were diagnosed with schizophrenia, was selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club. Winfrey says that she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new ways to engage readers. (Doubleday via AP)
April 07, 2020 - 7:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's new book club pick is Robert Kolker's “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six of 12 children were diagnosed with schizophrenia. Winfrey says she will continue picking books during the coronavirus outbreak, and will seek new ways to...
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In this Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Oprah Winfrey, left, and “American Dirt" author Jeanine Cummins appear in a conference room just above Modern Studios in Tucson, Ariz., where they taped an Oprah's Book Club show about Cummins' controversial book. The two-part interview will begin streaming on Apple TV Plus at midnight ET on Friday, March 6. (AP Photo/Hillel Italie)
March 04, 2020 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Everything about her latest book club pick, “American Dirt,” was a surprise for Oprah Winfrey. Praised early on as a modern version of “The Grapes of Wrath,” Jeanine Cummins' novel about a Mexican mother and child fleeing to the U.S, border was strongly criticized by those who...
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In this 2018 photo provided by Victoria "V.E." Schwab, the author poses for a portrait. Schwab, who writes adult and young adult novels, says she doesn't change her style or vocabulary: The difference is in her mindset. For her “Shades of Magic” series and other books, she inhabits her 17-year-old self, a “pretty angry teenager.” For “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue," an adult story coming in October about a woman who endures and is ignored for centuries, she is closer to the person she is now. ( Jenna Maurice/Victoria “V.E.” Schwab via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After gaining millions of young readers for her “Divergent” fantasy series, Veronica Roth decided she and her characters were ready for the next phase — a novel for adults. “I grew up on stories like ‘Dune’ and ‘Harry Potter,’ and ‘Ender’s Game' about people who shoulder burdens...
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