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October 11, 2019 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Monk Kidd's next novel is very much a work of fiction. Viking announced Friday that Kidd's "The Book of Longings" comes out April 28, 2020. It's the fourth novel by the author known for best-sellers such as "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Invention of Wings," a 19th-century...
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This combination photo shows author Ta-Nehisi Coates at the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York on May 22, 2018, left, and Oprah Winfrey at an event to announce new Apple products in Cupertino, Calif. on March 25, 2019. Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates’ novel “The Water Dancer” as her next book club pick. (AP Photo)
September 23, 2019 - 7:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has selected Ta-Nehisi Coates' novel "The Water Dancer" as her next book club pick. Winfrey announced her choice Monday, telling The Associated Press that his narrative about a slave had a power and complexity that reminded of her of the late Toni Morrison's "Beloved...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Colson Whitehead speaks during the presentation of the Italian edition of his novel "The Underground Railroad" at the Argentina Theatre in Rome. Whitehead’s novel “The Nickel Boys” and Kwame Alexander’s picture story “The Undefeated” are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year’s outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ books. Saeed Jones’ memoir “How We Fight for Our Lives” also was a nominee announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, by Kirkus Reviews, the trade publication. Each category has six finalists. Winners will be announced Oct. 24. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP, File)
September 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's novel "The Nickel Boys" and Kwame Alexander's picture story "The Undefeated" are among the finalists for the Kirkus Prize, a $50,000 honor given for the year's outstanding fiction, nonfiction and young readers' books. Saeed Jones' memoir "How We Fight for Our...
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September 05, 2019 - 7:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of teachers nationwide are the latest beneficiaries of James Patterson's programs for literary and education. Patterson and Scholastic Book Club announced Thursday that 4,500 teachers have received grants through the Patterson Partnership. Four thousand teachers each...
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June 05, 2019 - 1:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. writer Tayari Jones has won the Women's Prize for fiction with her novel "An American Marriage." Jones' best-selling novel — selected by Oprah Winfrey for her book club — centers on a successful African-American couple in Atlanta whose marriage is tested by when the husband is...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:06 am
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children's book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a movement that led to the sterilization of people with severe mental and physical disabilities. The State...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York. Patterson’s latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club. Patterson is giving $250 each to 4,000 teachers around the country to help purchase books. He is also distributing $500 each to 500 teachers with three years or less experience. Scholastic will match Patterson with gifts of 250 and 500 bonus points for its book club. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson's latest gift for literacy is a $1.25 million pledge to classroom libraries. On Tuesday, the best-selling author announced the fifth installment for his Patterson Partnership, formed in coordination with Scholastic Book Club. Patterson is giving $250 each to 4,000...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Ruta Sepetys attends the world premiere of "Ashes in the Snow" at the Los Angeles Film Festival in Culver City, Calif. Best-selling historical novelist Sepetys is setting her next work in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 6:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling historical novelist Ruta Sepetys is setting her next work in Spain during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Friday that "The Fountains of Silence" will come out Oct. 22. The story tells of an American...
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, photo, Leni Steinhardt, 16, reads from a new book called "Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories," during an interview with The Associated Press, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 22, 2019 - 9:46 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — "Parkland Speaks: Survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Share Their Stories" needed to be written, its authors believe, but wish desperately it hadn't. The book by 43 students and teachers who lived through February's high school massacre gives a poignant, raw, and sometimes...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2017 file photo, Chelsea Clinton attends Variety's Power of Women: New York Presented by Lifetime in New York. Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on “Don’t Let Them Disappear,” Penguin Young Readers announced Monday. Scheduled for April 2, the book will celebrate whales, tigers and other animals and provide advice on how to help preserve them. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
December 17, 2018 - 2:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's career as a children's author continues with a picture book about endangered animals. Penguin Young Readers announced Monday that the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton is collaborating with illustrator Gianna Marino on "Don't Let Them Disappear." Scheduled for...
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