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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 28, 2022. Editorial: Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft aims to ‘hold libraries accountable,’ opening door to book bans A new rule proposed by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft could kick open the door for special interest groups to...

'We the People' at heart of White House holiday decorations

Nov. 28, 2022 18:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “We the People” is Jill Biden's holiday theme with White House decorations designed for “the people” to see themselves in the tree ornaments, mantel displays, mirrors and do-it-yourself creations that have turned the mansion's public spaces into a winter wonderland. ...

Homer library board to decide if LBGTQ+ books will stay

Nov. 14, 2022 16:01 PM EST

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — An advisory board for the Homer Public Library is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on whether more than 40 books aimed at children and juveniles with LGBTQ+ themes should be removed or moved to the adult section of the library. Homer Public Library Director...

In a first, doctors treat fatal genetic disease before birth

Nov. 09, 2022 17:12 PM EST

A toddler is thriving after doctors in the U.S. and Canada used a novel technique to treat her before she was born for a rare genetic disease that caused the deaths of two of her sisters. Ayla Bashir, a 16-month-old from Ottawa, Ontario, is the first child treated as fetus for Pompe...

South Carolina county could restrict children's books on sex

Oct. 30, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Officials in South Carolina's most populous county are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would restrict children from accessing public library books and electronic materials that are “promoting sexuality.” Local news outlets report the...

Hernan Diaz, Tanaïs among winners of $50,000 Kirkus Prize

Oct. 27, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hernan Diaz's novel “Trust,” a postmodern take on wealth, power and reality set in the 1920s and 1930s, has won the Kirkus Prize for fiction. The awards, presented by the trade publication Kirkus Reviews, include $50,000 cash prizes for winners in fiction,...

Drag story time at Oregon pub draws gun-carrying protesters

Oct. 24, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Protesters, some of them armed, threw rocks and smoke grenades at each other outside a drag queen story time event at an Oregon pub, but the weekend show that was to have featured a child performer went on as planned. The 11-year-old did not take part as...

Stephen Curry launches graphic novel series on sports stars

Oct. 21, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry's latest move is one for the books. The NBA superstar is launching a graphic novel series, "Stephen Curry Presents!: Sports Superheroes," in partnership with Penguin Workshop. The first of four planned installments will focus on Curry's career and is...

Demand soars for kids' books addressing violence, trauma

Oct. 11, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As the new school year swings into gear, some students carry heavier worries than keeping up with homework: Demand has been growing steadily for children’s books that address traumatic events such as school shootings. Sales of books for young readers on violence,...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

Oct. 06, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

1. “Verity: Collector's Edition” by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) 3. “Verity” by Colleen Hoover (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “Kingdom of the Feared” by Kerri Maniscalco...