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Kansas City 10-year-old inspires children’s book about inclusion

OLATHE, Kan. — A local 10-year-old is the inspiration behind a new children’s book about inclusion. Kaden Griffith has been a huge soccer fan his whole life and has always wished for a soccer field where he can play with his power wheelchair. He’s the inspiration behind the book Kaden’s Dream, which was released Tuesday …

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Nancy Paulsen Books Buys YA Duology ‘Thieves’ Gambit’ in Six-House Auction

In a six-house auction, Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, has acquired Thieves’ Gambita YA duology by Kayvion Lewis, a youth services librarian and author of The Half-Class, a fantasy novel published by independent press Parliament House. Chelsea Eberly, director of Greenhouse Literary Agency, sold North American rights to associate publisher Stacey …

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The Sandman’s Endless family and their comic book origins explained

Like its source material, Netflix’s The Sandman focuses primarily on its titular character: Morpheus, AKA Lord Shaper or Dream of the Endless. Originally hailing from Greek mythology, the character was adapted for The Sandman comics created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, which ran for 75 issues between 1988 and 1996. In the …

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My Field of Dreams will always be a book named “Shoeless Joe” | Baseball

If you write it, I will read it. Yeah, that is a play on the line, ‘If you build it, he will come,’ spoken by Ray Liotta playing Joe Jackson in the movie “Field of Dreams.” And, you probably get where I’m going. The Field of Dreams game is Thursday in Dyersville, and after missing …

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New book ‘The Star That Always Stays’ follows the journey of an Ojibwe teenager in 1914 Michigan

Amanda LeClaire, Sophia Jozwiak The debut novel “The Star That Always Stays” from Michigan author Anna Rose Johnson is a touching historical fiction story based on her great-grandmother’s struggle to hide her Indigenous heritage and keep her family safe. “The Star That Always Stays” tells the tale of Norvia, a young Ojibwe teen who suddenly …

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Veterinary doctor to showcase her children’s books in Encinitas

When she was a master’s student in biochemistry, Cherice Roth worked on an important research project concerning the prostate health of Black males. As part of the project, she was given the task of taking care of the laboratory’s mice. Said Roth: “My little critters were recovering well and doing great under my care, and …

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Throw the book at Florida man who used a rifle to settle a parking dispute

This article represents the opinion of the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board. Florida is full of guns. Most are used by responsible people in responsible ways. But when they aren’t, when someone abuses the right to bear arms and jeopardizes public safety, the consequences must be severe. That’s why we were pleased to see that …

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