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Teachers told to offer books with 'opposing' Holocaust views

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (AP) — A Texas school district administrator told teachers that if they have books about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they should also have books that offer “opposing” or “other” viewpoints on the subject. Gina Peddy, the executive...

Gary Paulsen, celebrated children's author, dies at 82

Oct. 14, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Paulsen, the acclaimed and prolific children's author who often drew upon his rural affinities and wide-ranging adventures for tales that included “Hatchet,” “Brian's Winter” and “Dogsong,” has died at age 82. Random House Children's...

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Oct. 14, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles (Viking) 2. “The Wish” by Nicholas sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “Cloud Cuckoo Land” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) 4....

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Oct. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

1. “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles (Viking) 2. “The Storyteller” by Dave Grohl (Dey Street Books) 3. “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “I'll Take Your Questions Now” by Stephanie...

Jennifer Garner among guests for Katie Couric book tour

Oct. 14, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric's book tour, which begins in two weeks, will have some well known guests. Live Nation announced Thursday that Jennifer Garner, “Saturday Night Live” performers Chloe Fineman and Melissa Villaseñor and Brad and Kimberly Paisley will be...

Review: Ron and Clint Howard reveal Hollywood success story

Oct. 14, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

“The Boys,” by Ron Howard and Clint Howard (William Morrow) “What was it like growing up on TV?” That’s the question, along with the death of their father in 2017, that prompted Ron Howard and his brother, Clint, to co-write a memoir of their childhood. ...

William 'Bud' Davis, former university leader, dies at 92

Oct. 13, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — William Eugene “Bud” Davis, who was a higher education leader in Idaho, Oregon, New Mexico and Louisiana as well as a college football coach and candidate for U.S. Senate, has died. He was 92. The Idaho State Journal...

Daily Wire launches conservative book publishing imprint

Oct. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A publishing division started by the conservative media company the Daily Wire will include releases by Daily Wire co-founder Ben Shapiro, former “Mandalorian” actor Gina Carano, and a book by one of the officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting that was dropped...

Trisha Yearwood's recipe for fried apple fritters

Oct. 13, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

My dad, Jack, used to reminisce about small fried apple fritters that his mother, Elizabeth, would make for him when he was a kid. Of course, like many passed-down family recipes, this one wasn’t written down anywhere, so Mama went to work, trying to figure out how to make them just like...

One last 'Keeper of the Lost Cities' scheduled for 2023

Oct. 13, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author Shannon Messenger can now see the end for her telepathic heroine Sophie and the million-selling middle-grade series “Keeper of the Lost Cities.” Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, announced Wednesday...