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This image released by Netflix shows Momona Tamada portraying Claudia Kishi in a scene from the Netflix series

Asian American girls saw pivotal icon in 'Baby-Sitters Club'

Jul. 9, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club” a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to be everything the “model minority” stereotype wasn't. She got bad grades. She thrived in art and...

Author Kimberly Jones writing a book based on popular video

Jun. 27, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kimberly Jones, the author and activist whose "How Can We Win?” video following the murder of George Floyd was shared online by Lebron James and Trevor Noah among others, has a deal for two books. Henry Holt and Company announced Thursday that for the first book Jones will expand...

In this image released by NBC, Jason Beghe portrays Hank Voight, left, in a scene from the crime series

Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals

Jun. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Phillips, a prize-winning crime novelist from Los Angeles, grew up on TV shows that showed a world nothing like the one he lived in. "I watched them all, ‘Dragnet,’ ‘Adam 12,’ ‘The Wild, Wild West,’ ‘Mannix,’...