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WALL STREET JOURNAL-BEST SELLERS

Jan. 17, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended January 11th. FICTION 1. "Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam's Sons) 2. “Dog Man: Fetch-22” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 3. “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy (HarperOne) 4. “Moral Compass” by...

Jason Reynolds named 'Young People's Literature' ambassador

Jan. 13, 2020 8:31 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A ward-winning children's author Jason Reynolds has taken on a new project: He has been named the country's next National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position. The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader jointly announced...

This undated photo provided by Michael Chen shows his father Da Chen. The brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain,

'Colors of the Mountain' author Da Chen dies at 57

Dec. 24, 2019 9:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Da Chen, the brilliant storyteller who drew from the hardships he suffered as a persecuted child growing up in the midst of China’s cultural revolution to create the critically acclaimed memoir “Colors of the Mountain," has died at age 57. Chen died of lung cancer on Dec....

Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, right, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her

Baltimore ex-mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Nov. 21, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving sales of her self-published children's books, a case that exposed anew the depths of corruption in Maryland’s largest city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh gives a thumbs-up to supporters after her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of using her “Healthy Holly” children’s books to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Latest: Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas

Nov. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the fraud and tax evasion case against disgraced former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges but pleaded not guilty to wire fraud in a case...

Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announces an 11-count indictment against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The disgraced former mayor has been charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...