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Book grant program helps Mississippi libraries combat racism

Nov. 28, 2021 08:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years ago, a group of Black students was arrested and jailed for peacefully studying at the white-only Jackson Municipal Public Library. Today, shelves in public libraries in the Jackson-Hinds Library System display books called “We Are Not...

Q&A: T-Pain talks new book, embracing his musical legacy

Nov. 24, 2021 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There may be a plethora of adjectives to describe music superstar T-Pain, but boring is never included. So when the idea of writing a book was presented, he knew what he would not be writing: an autobiography. “I want to bring joy to other people. I...

Conviction overturned in 1981 rape of author Alice Sebold

Nov. 23, 2021 16:31 PM EST

A rape conviction at the center of a memoir by award-winning author Alice Sebold has been overturned because of what authorities determined were serious flaws with the 1982 prosecution and concerns the wrong man had been sent to jail. Anthony Broadwater, who spent 16...

Trump photo book 'Our Journey Together' coming next month

Nov. 19, 2021 16:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's first post-White House book will be, like so much else about him, a departure from other former presidents. Trump is publishing a hardcover collection of hundreds of photographs from his administration, featuring his own captions, some...

Award winner Martín Espada among writers in new fellowship

Nov. 19, 2021 09:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This year's winner of the National Book Award for poetry, Martín Espada, is among 20 Puerto Rican writers chosen as the inaugural fellows for a program co-founded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Flamboyan Foundation’s Arts Fund. The Letras...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-PW

Nov. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EST

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Stranger in the Lifeboat” by Mitch Albom (Harper) 2. “The Judge’s List” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Dark Hours” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 4. “The...

New laws steer some teachers away from race-related topics

Nov. 18, 2021 11:47 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New measures that restrict how race is addressed in classrooms have spread confusion and anxiety among many educators, who in some cases have begun pulling books and canceling lessons for fear of being penalized. Education officials have nixed a...

Hate speech trial opens for French far-right pundit

Nov. 17, 2021 08:39 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A far-right TV pundit who is expected to run for the French presidency goes on trial Wednesday for allegedly inciting racial hatred with his comments on unaccompanied migrant children. Eric Zemmour, who has two prior hate speech convictions, is being tried...

Book about Sackler family and opioid crisis wins UK prize

Nov. 16, 2021 19:00 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A book about a wealthy American family whose actions helped unleash the United States’ opioid epidemic — described by its author as a “story of hubris” — won Britain’s leading nonfiction book prize Tuesday. Patrick Radden Keefe’s “Empire of...

Review: Scottie Pippen authors his own 'Last Dance' story

Nov. 15, 2021 11:23 AM EST

“Unguarded,” by Scottie Pippen with Michael Arkush (Atria Books) Scottie Pippen would like you to know that Michael Jordan and the rest of his teammates on the Chicago Bulls don’t win six NBA titles in the '90s without him. The seven-time All-Star, two-time Olympic...