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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Frederick Wiseman poses for photographers during the photo call for the Golden Lion Career Award during the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Wiseman has spent more than half a century documenting American institutions. His latest is a profile of American government. In “City Hall” Wiseman has turned his camera on the Boston city government. After drawing acclaim at the major fall film festivals, it opens in late October. (AP Photo/David Azia, File)

Frederick Wiseman on the life of American institutions

Oct. 1, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frederick Wiseman has spent more than half a century documenting American institutions. With a small crew, he has tirelessly made lengthy, sober, engrossing filmic portraits of life in Jackson Heights, Queens; a Texas boxing gym; a Maine fishing village; small-town Indiana; a Massachusetts...

Director Schele Williams is writing book on enslavement

Sep. 30, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway director Schele Williams is working on a book for young people about the history of enslavement. Abrams Children’s Books announced Wednesday that Williams' “Your Legacy: A Bold Reclaiming of Our Enslaved History” will come out in October 2021. The publisher is...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 29, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Audible Sleep Weekly by Audible Sleep, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 2. Clear Energy by Sara Auster, narrated by the author (Audible Studios) 3. Rage by Bob Woodward, narrated by Robert Petkoff (Simon & Schuster Audio) 4. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mary Hartnett & Wendy...

US--Apple Books-Top-10

Sep. 29, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult - 9781984818362 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. Total Power by Kyle Mills & Vince Flynn - 9781501190674 - (AtriaEmily Bestler Books) 3. The Coast-to-Coast Murders by J. D. Barker & James Patterson -...

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Book Review: 'Ties That Tether' pits love against family

Sep. 29, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

Jane Igharo’s “Ties that Tether” (Penguin Random House) Jane Igharo’s “Ties That Tether” tells the story of Azere, a Nigerian immigrant living in Canada who at 12, made a promise to her dying father that she would only marry a Nigerian man. Azere’s mother...

FILE - Author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 30, 2016. Thousands of schoolteachers will receive $500 grants from Patterson. The grants are to help students build reading skills, especially as schools struggle to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. The grant program is administered by Patterson and by Scholastic Book Clubs. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

James Patterson awards $500 grants to thousands of teachers

Sep. 29, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of schoolteachers will receive $500 grants from author James Patterson to help students build reading skills, especially as schools struggle to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. “Whether students are learning virtually at home or in the classroom, the importance of keeping...

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Review: Nick Hornby creates a couple worth cheering for

Sep. 28, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

“Just Like You,” by Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books) Has the world ever needed a Nick Hornby book more than it does today? The British novelist who gave us “High Fidelity” and “About a Boy” is back with “Just Like You,” an endearing love story that defies...

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Q&A: Copeland looks to her youth in new kids book 'Bunheads'

Sep. 28, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland has long told the story of the childhood ballet teacher who recognized her talent and took the young dancer, then 13, from the cramped motel room she was living in to stay in her own house for three years, so she could continue her training. Now “Miss Bradley”...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall.  Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Alexie's prize-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” came in at No. 1.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Toni Morrison is on the list. So are John Green and Harper Lee. And John Steinbeck and Margaret Atwood. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. Sherman Alexie's prize-winning...

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2020, file photo shows President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. Donald Trump's niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday, Sept, 24, 2020, alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump niece files suit saying family cheated her of millions

Sep. 24, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s niece followed up her best-selling, tell-all book with a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the president and two of his siblings cheated her out of millions of dollars over several decades while squeezing her out of the family business. Mary L. Trump sought unspecified...