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Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

Oct. 04, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has some life lessons she'd like to share. The tennis superstar has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a children's picture book, “The Way Champs Play," scheduled to come out Dec. 6. Illustrated by Kamala Nair, the book was arranged through...

Noted New Orleans social services group drops racist's name

Sep. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans social services nonprofit long called the Kingsley House renamed itself Tuesday, dropping the name of a Victorian clergyman perhaps best remembered as the author of a children's fantasy novel but who held profoundly racist views. For 126 years it...

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Sep. 15, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

1. “Fairy Tale” by Stephen King (Scribner) 2. “Desperation in Death” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press) 3. “Verity” by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 5....

Hong Kong speech therapists sentenced to 19 months for books

Sep. 10, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong court sentenced five speech therapists to nearly two years in prison Saturday for their role in the publication of children’s books deemed seditious. The penalties are the latest sign of China’s hard line against free speech and any sign of...

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Sep. 08, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

1. “Verity” by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 3. “The Ink Black Heart” by Robert Galbraith (Muholland Books) 4. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s...

'1619 Project,' 'Books of Jacob' are among Kirkus nominees

Sep. 08, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk and the book-length edition of the “1619 Project” are among the nominees for Kirkus Prizes, $50,000 honors given in three competitive categories. The nominees were announced Thursday by the trade publication Kirkus...

Steph Curry aims to inspire with 'I Have a Superpower' book

Sep. 06, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On nearly every basketball court around the world —from NBA arenas to elementary school gyms — you’ll see players of all sizes regularly attempting long 3-point shots. There’s one man largely credited with transforming basketball from a must-see above the rim game to box...

Ruby Bridges, desegregation trailblazer, writes kids book

Sep. 06, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

Ruby Bridges was a 6-year-old first-grader when she walked past jeering crowds of white people to become one of the first Black students at racially segregated schools in New Orleans more than six decades ago. Now, with teaching about race in America more complicated than it's ever been, she's...

Judge tosses suit that tried to deem books obscene for kids

Aug. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that had sought to declare two books as obscene for children and to restrict their distribution to minors, including by booksellers and libraries. The books in question were “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia...

Ani DiFranco picture book is scheduled for March 2023

Aug. 24, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ani DiFranco has some life thoughts to share — for kids. Rise x Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, announced Wednesday that the Grammy winning singer-songwriter's debut picture book “The Knowing” is coming out March 7, 2023. The publisher...