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Two books based on '1619 Project' coming out in November

Apr. 13, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two books based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project” will be released this fall, with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, and dozens of others authors and journalists. “The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story”...

Books by Steinbeck, Alexie among most objected to in 2020

Apr. 05, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The closing of physical libraries because of the pandemic has slowed but not stopped patrons and others from calling for books to be banned or restricted. On Monday, the American Library Association reported more than 270 challenges to books in 2020,...

Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah

Mar. 25, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.” The 23-year-old Gorman “stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and...