Books

Author, Over-The-Rhine native reads to Mt. Airy students

CINCINNATI – A children’s book author fired up third- and fourth-grade students with a visit that touched the hearts of Mt. Airy School teachers and administrators. Dashawn “BillBill” Johnson barely cracked a smile in pictures he took with students after meeting them. But he was just playing it cool. “I was like, wow, this is …

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$ 14K raised in Asian heritage book donation drive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – May is Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and multiple organizations are helping share Asian and Pacific Islander stories in local schools. The Greater Nashville Chinese Association, API Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Chinese School held a drive for Asian-themed books. According to API Middle Tennessee, the organizations raised over $ …

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Hulu Lands Graphic Novel IP ‘A Calculated Man’; Developing Series – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: A Calculated Man is the latest comic book that could make its way to the small screen. Hulu has acquired the rights to AfterShock Media’s book and is in the very early stages of developing a series based on the crime story, which is set to be published in June. Peter Calloway, exec producer …

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Barnes & Noble pressured to restrict sales of 2021’s most banned book

A Virginia legislator is suing Barnes & Noble to block the book chain from selling two “obscene” books to minors without parental consent. The move comes as conservative lawmakers across the country seek to ban schools and libraries from offering books with content they find objectionable. Tim Anderson, a Republican lawyer who serves in the …

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Best thriller books: domestic suspense

Placeholder while article actions load From Agatha Christie to Gillian Flynn and beyond, women writers have penned some of crime fiction’s most provocative, popular work. This summer features thrillers from four writers who, despite the differences in their styles, share two striking similarities: their novels involve family dramas that escalate in chilling, unpredictable fashion – …

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