This book shares a personal story of being Latinx
On this last day of National Heritage Month, we were joined by a Detroit author who is educating children about Latin culture and showing them that everyone who is Hispanic or Latinx does not necessarily look the same. She has written the book, “Latina Looks Like Me,” a personal story of her own upbringing.
U.S. Capitol Police’s failure to share intelligence internally crippled its response to Jan. 6 attack, former official says
In a joint statement responding to the criticism, members of the Capitol Police’s executive team said many of the problems described in the letter have been addressed.washingtonpost.com
Ask Amy: Nearly divorced couple’s occasional ‘meet-ups’ need to just stop
I am not divorced, and occasionally meet up (if you know what I mean) with my not-quite ex-husband, “Dan.”It doesn’t happen often, but 20 years of emotions between us emerge and I just don’t know how to say no, I suppose. Otherwise, if you are truly tired of the frustration and that awful empty feeling when your generosity goes unnoticed, you should stop! Dear Amy: This is not a request for help, but an acknowledgment of your up-to-the-moment facility with current jargon. My work on NPR’s comedy quiz show “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” also inspires me to stay current. You can email Amy Dickinson at email@example.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.mlive.com
Mayor: 'Something very wrong' at building collapse
Officials say a fire is hampering rescue efforts at a collapsed oceanfront building near Miami. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said he was working on a plan to temporarily relocate residents of the tower identical to the building that collapsed. (June 26)news.yahoo.com
“Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” producer shares stories behind classic American dishes in new book
Have you ever tasted a classic dish and wondered how it was created? Take Detroit-style pizza for example, how did we come up with a square shape? Well, you can find the story behind that dish and many other American favorites in the new book, “Food Americana” by David Page.
Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104
From left are: blues musician Buddy Guy; dancer and artistic director Suzanne Farrell; Bush; children's book author Beverly Cleary; and actor-director Ron Howard. Cleary’s publisher HarperCollins announced Friday that the author died Thursday in Carmel Valley, California, where she had lived since the 1960s. Trained as a librarian, Cleary didn’t start writing books until her early 30s when she wrote “Henry Huggins,” published in 1950. Among the “Henry” titles were “Henry and Ribsy,” “Henry and the Paper Route” and “Henry and Beezus.”AdRamona, perhaps her best-known character, made her debut in “Henry Huggins” with only a brief mention. Ad“Dear Mr. Henshaw,” the touching story of a lonely boy who corresponds with a children’s book author, won the 1984 John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
‘One of the most important voices in America’ -- Hear from the author behind ‘I’m Still Here’
Austin Channing Brown is being called one of the most important voices in America. Brown is a best-selling author who is educating and inspiring many people about racial justice. Her book is called “I’m Still Here.” The book has been a catalyst for many conversations. They want to get the language right, make sure they don’t say the wrong things, have their Black Lives Matter bumper sticker,” Brown said. “One of the first questions I get, ‘If I care about racial justice -- What should I do?’ And you’re already doing it.
Local author teaches important life lessons through children’s books
She is a local children’s book author, former teacher, public speaker, she started her own publishing company, and now she is even hosting a classroom of her own online. At the time she was a teacher and realized there were not many books for kids that had characters that looked like them. The book teaches kids to have the courage to be themselves. AdAs an author, publisher, and former teacher she was invited into a lot of classrooms to be a public speaker. Like many, she did the pandemic pivot and decided to bring her lessons to their homes with Sunny Side School, a virtual classroom.
From poverty to influencer: How Grace Liang is inspiring thousands
The New Year is often about resolutions, new beginnings, setting goals, and trying to achieve them, but that is no easy feat. One local lady, Grace Liang, has had to restart her life multiple times. From extreme poverty in Northeast China to losing her husband to cancer, she has had to overcome a lot. Watch the video above to hear the story of her life in her own words. You can find her book, “Finding Grace” on Amazon.
Author Ty Seidule on his upbringing, ugly parts of American history
Author Ty Seidule on his upbringing, ugly parts of American history Author and former Army Brigadier General Ty Seidule served his country for more than 30 years. He says he retired in 2020 so he could speak his mind in full. Jeff Glor spoke with Seidule about his new book "Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause." In the book, Seidule goes into detail about his upbringing and about some ugly parts of history this country has endured.cbsnews.com
University of Michigan to host free virtual event with Trevor Noah
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s University Musical Society and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will be hosting a free, interactive event with Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, on Tuesday. The event is open to members of the U-M community as well as supporters and event attendees of UMS and the Ford School. The discussion with the outspoken comedian and author will be moderated by Michael Barr, Dean of the Ford School of Public Policy, with questions from U-M students. “U-M and Ford School students care deeply about our democracy and about the urgent work of building a racially just society,” Dean Barr said in a statement. “I’m excited to host this conversation between our students and the brilliant Trevor Noah, who speaks with such honesty and clarity about racism, social movements, and public policy.
Ann Arbor author pens “100 Things To Do in Ann Arbor Before You Die”
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Having lived in Tree Town for almost 40 years, author Patricia Majher knows a thing or two (or 100) about the city. Her latest book, “100 Things To Do in Ann Arbor Before You Die” is an ode to adventures in Ann Arbor combining townie favorites with touristic go-to’s. It’s easy to put a dent in your wallet while out-and-about in Ann Arbor, so Majher made sure to include free activities and family-friendly spaces, like the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum or the Creature Conservancy. From around-the-world-eats to free entertainment, the back of “100 Things To Do in Ann Arbor Before You Die” offers itineraries for those looking to explore theme by theme. “100 Things To Do in Ann Arbor Before You Die” can be found at Nicola’s Books, Bookbound and online here.
Enjoy story time with an award-winning author
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” and “I am a frog” are just some of bestselling books written by award-winning writer Mo Willems. The Emmy Award-winning and New York Times Best Selling author has helped children across the world enjoy story time with his books and characters and now he is doing it again, this time with streaming service HBO Max. Mo Willems joined Tati Amare to talk about his new special “Mo Willems and the Story time All-Stars Present: Don’t Let The Pigeon Do Story Time!”The new special is natural fit for the author who got his start working on the TV series Sesame Street. Willems says this mean he gets to do “weird things” and get famous friends to help him do specials and entertain children. The special is available on the streaming service now.
Ann Arbor author pens childrens book about long distance friendship
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor childrens author Lauren Ranalli has penned a book about staying connected to friends despite long distances. Initially inspired by a long-distance friendship of her niece, Lets Meet on the Moon focuses on a friendship between a young boy and girl. While the book is geared towards young readers, parents and older readers can also find meaning in the story about connectedness. Ranalli said that some readers have even told her they plan to mail the book itself to friends or old roommates as a sign of friendship. Lets Meet on the Moon is the third book that Ranalli has worked on with Ann Arbor illustrator Emily Siwek.
JK Rowling's tweets on transgender people spark outrage
LOS ANGELES Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is facing hefty backlash after she posted a series of tweets about transgender people. If sex isnt real, theres no same-sex attraction, she tweeted. If sex isnt real, the lived reality of women globally is erased. A Harry Potter fan group tweeted its disapproval of Rowlings post and encouraged followers to donate to a group that supports back transgender women. JK Rowling continues to align herself with an ideology which willfully distorts facts about gender identity and people who are trans, GLAAD tweeted.
Flags of our Fathers' author says dad was not in iconic photo
The author of 'Flags of our Fathers' says he has new doubts that his father was one of the men in the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo. The revelation comes as the Marines have launched an official investigation. CBS News Correspondent Chip Reid has more details.cbsnews.com
Author weighs in on the new murder charge against Robert Durst
Author weighs in on the new murder charge against Robert Durst Robert Durst was also suspected to be involved with the disappearance of his wife in 1992. Author Matt Birbeck detailed the investigation in a book, and joins CBSN to weigh in on Durst's latest charges.cbsnews.com
"Outlander" author and actors on transition from books to TV series
"Outlander" author and actors on transition from books to TV series More than two decades after publishing her first novel, Diana Gabaldon's bestselling "Outlander" series is making it to the small screen. She joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts with the stars of the TV series, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.cbsnews.com
David Baldacci discusses young adult audience, his new book "The Finisher"
The best-selling author of the new novel "The Target" is also the writer behind a new young adult book called "The Finisher." In this "CBS This Morning" web extra, Baldacci discusses the importance of reading and what he hopes to impart to his young fans. He is the co-founder, along with his wife, Michelle, of the Wish You Well Foundation , which promotes literacy.cbsnews.com
Author's book tells how she survived being hit by lightning - twice!
Author's book tells how she survived being hit by lightning - twice! They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but that doesn't mean it can't strike a person twice. No one knows that better than Beth Peterson, who has somehow managed to survive two separate lightning strikes. Peterson has written a book outlining the experience, and her struggle to recover. KGAN-TV's Jason Hackett reports.cbsnews.com