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In this image provided by Sun Literary Arts, Amanda Gorman, 22, is poses for a photo on Jan. 14, 2019. The country's next inaugural poet is an old pro at ceremonial occasions — and she's only 22. Amanda Gorman has written for everything from a July 4 celebration featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra to the inauguration at Harvard University for school president Larry Bacon. (Kelia Anne/Sun Literary Arts via AP)

Poet Amanda Gorman, 22, will read at Biden inaugural

Jan. 15, 2021 11:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At age 22, poet Amanda Gorman, chosen to read at the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, already has a history of writing for official occasions. "I have kind of stumbled upon this genre. It's been something I find a lot of emotional reward in, writing something I can make people...

FILE - Joanne Rogers stands in front of a giant Mister Rogers Forever Stamp following the first-day-of-issue dedication in Pittsburgh on March 23, 2018. Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” has died. She was 92. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Joanne Rogers, widow of TV's famed Mister Rogers, dies at 92

Jan. 14, 2021 8:42 PM EST

Joanne Rogers, an an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children's TV host Mister Rogers, has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. The center called her “a joyful...

The inked and water-painted original panel of the comic character Tintin from the 1936

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Jan. 14, 2021 10:27 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history. The 1936 work in Chinese ink, gouache and watercolor was destined as a cover for “The Blue Lotus,” the...

The Chinese inked on paper original of the comic character Tintin and his dog snowy as a pirate made for an advertising and drawn by Belgian creator Herge, is displayed at the Artcurial auction house in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. The art work with an estimates value of 3000 to 5000 euros (US $ 3650 to 6080), is going on sale Thursday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Rare Tintin comic book art set to sell for millions in Paris

Jan. 13, 2021 12:13 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Not even the coronavirus can get in the way of intrepid Belgian reporter and comic book legend Tintin. Comic book lovers and tourists alike can catch a socially distanced glimpse of a Tintin drawing by Herge in Paris before it goes under the hammer Thursday, estimated to sell between 2 and 3...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Dec. 17, 2020 11:01 AM EST

1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama (Crown) 2. Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic) 3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 4. The Boy by the Mole by the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne) 5. Dog Man: Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 6. Greenlights by...

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Dec. 10, 2020 1:45 PM EST

1. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 2. “Cat Kid Comic Club” by Dav Pilkey (Scholastic) 3. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne) 4. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 5....

Colorado running back Jarek Broussard (23) runs for a first down against Colorado during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Early risers: No. 21 Colorado, Utah clash moved to morning

Dec. 10, 2020 1:15 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Buffaloes certainly hope to rise and then shine for the earliest kickoff in Folsom Field history. No strong coffee necessary, either, to perk up No. 21 Colorado after its game against Utah was moved from Friday night to Saturday morning to accommodate television. This...

Hayley Orlinsky poses for a portrait Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, with several colorful rubber band bracelets she makes in her Chicago home. The 7-year-old has spent most of the coronavirus pandemic crafting the bracelets as a fundraiser, earning nearly $20,000, to buy personal protective equipment for the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago 7-year-old raises money for hospital's pandemic gear

Dec. 8, 2020 10:32 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Hayley Orlinsky has made so many bracelets, looping colorful rubber bands over her thumb and index finger again and again, that she no longer must watch her hands. The spunky 7-year-old from Chicago has spent most of the coronavirus pandemic crafting the creations as a fundraiser to buy...

Top publisher teams with top maker of bilingual materials

Dec. 7, 2020 1:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top book publishers is partnering with an award-winning education technology company that specializes in bilingual materials for kids. Macmillan Publishers announced Monday that it had formed a “strategic” relationship with Encantos, where products range...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Dec. 3, 2020 12:16 PM EST

1. “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama (Crown) 2. “Ready Player Two” by Ernest Cline (Ballantine) 3. ”Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Deep End” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 4. “Deadly Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 5. “The Awakening” by...