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Alabama library system joins 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Oct. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama library system has joined a program aimed at getting parents to read often to their preschool children. WSFA-TV reports that the Montgomery City-County Public Library System scheduled a kickoff event Monday morning for the “1,000...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abington 31, Neshaminy 21 Abraham Lincoln 43, Philadelphia Central 6 Academy Park 37, Interboro 10 Aliquippa 49, Montour 0 Avella 30, Bentworth 21 ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 10, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Abraham Lincoln 55, KIPP Dubois 0 Aliquippa 48, Chartiers Valley 13 Altoona 28, Chambersburg 14 Annville-Cleona 55, Pequea Valley 21 Archbishop Spalding, Md. 31, Malvern...

N. Carolina third-graders struggling to meet reading goals

Oct. 08, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Far fewer North Carolina third-graders in public schools have demonstrated reading proficiency, compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic, a troubling finding that state educators said needs to be urgently addressed. A report presented this week to...

Meet the woman turning a new page in Wilmington's book scene

Oct. 02, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, De. (AP) — When Ellen Cappard has a bad day, she goes to the library. It’s a practice she started as a child, growing up around the corner from the library in her South Jersey neighborhood, and one that’s followed her into adulthood. ...

Gray, Lowe join Antonio on Jamaica roster in qualifier vs US

Sep. 30, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

Forwards Andre Gray of Queens Park Rangers and Jamal Lowe of Bournemouth are on Jamaica’s roster announced Thursday for next week’s World Cup qualifier at the United States after settling with new clubs in England. Gray, 30, was loaned on Aug. 31 from Watford and...

Newsom writes children's book about boy with dyslexia

Sep. 30, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news about California Gov. Gavin Newsom is more personal, if less dramatic, than the recall effort he easily defeated two weeks ago. He has written a children's book. Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers,...

Winfrey chooses Richard Powers' 'Bewilderment' for book club

Sep. 28, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Richard Powers' “Bewilderment,” his first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Overstory" and already on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. “My next selection is from one of our...

Patterson, Scholastic team up on new literacy initiative

Sep. 27, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a donation of $1.5 million from author James Patterson, Scholastic Book Clubs has launched “The United States of Readers," a classroom program designed to address literacy inequity. Scholastic announced Monday that United States of Readers will...

Sotomayor's picture book 'Just Help!' coming in January

Sep. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is continuing her successful side career as an author with a picture book about giving to others. Sotomayor's “Just Help! How to Build a Better World” will be published Jan. 25, Philomel Books announced Friday....