Scrabble games on a store shelf

Here’s The Sitch: Scrabble Dictionary Adds Hundreds Of New Words

'The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary' was last updated in 2018 through a longstanding partnership between Hasbro and Merriam-Webster.

 | AP

A woman holds the book "The Years" by Annie Ernaux in a bookstore

French Writer Annie Ernaux Awarded Nobel Prize In Literature

The Swedish Academy said French author Annie Ernaux, 82, was recognized for "the courage and clinical acuity" of her writing.

 | AP

Michael Cohen, former President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney

Michael Cohen Tells Newsy About New Book, Sharply Criticizes Trump

Former President Trump's longtime personal attorney talked to Newsy about what he says are Trump's delay tactics to slow pending investigations.

 | Scripps News Staff

Writer and historian David McCullough

David McCullough, Pulitzer-Winning Historian, Dies At 89

McCullough died Sunday in Hingham, Massachusetts, less than two months after his beloved wife, Rosalee.

 | AP

Author Stephen King

Author Stephen King To Testify Over Merger Of Publishing Giants

King will be a witness for the Justice Department in a bid to block the proposed merger of top publishers Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.

 | AP

A woman looks through books.

Book Truck Is Helping Combat Negative Stereotypes

Black Wordschoolers is a bookmobile filled with stories from Black authors. It's helping students learn to repel stereotypes and raise literacy rates.

 | Amber Strong

A table displays signs with #BookTok, at a Barnes & Noble in Scottsdale, Arizona

How The Pandemic Changed The Book Industry

During the pandemic a hashtag on TikTok known as BookTok started trending, prompting book recommendations, reviews and discussions.

 | Scripps News Staff

A librarian reads books

Book Bans Are Taking Off Nationwide

Efforts to ban books are happening both at the local and state level.

 | Scripps News Staff and Meg Hilling

President Joe Biden shakes hands with 2022 National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell.

President Biden: Stop Targeting Teachers And Stop Banning Books

President Biden also called for increasing teacher pay — a position that draws broad bipartisan support.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Malik Muhammad, co-owner of Malik Books

Black Bookstore Brings Seeds Of Change

April and Malik Muhammad own two locations of Malik Books, which have seen a boost in business after the police-involved murder of George Floyd.

 | Tammy Estwick

Texas teens gathered at the state capitol.

Texas Students Protest Proposed Book Bans At State Capitol

Hundreds of books have already been pulled from libraries across Texas for review, some over the objections of educators.

 | Jamal Andress

Comic books are on display.

Graphic Novels, Comic Books Are Growing In Popularity

Graphic novel sales boomed last year, with some saying the pandemic led readers to the genre.

 | Casey Mendoza

Comic books sit on display.

Comic Books Have A History Of Social, Political Commentary

Graphic novels have been the target for some book bans across the country, and some point to the works' political commentary as the reason.

 | Scripps News Staff

Dr. Tamecca Rogers and Son Keith pose with the children's books they've written together

KJRH: Mother-Son Duo Write Children’s Books Celebrating Black History

A Tulsa, Okla., mother and son pair spent the pandemic recording Black history for the next generation.

 | Julie Chin and KJRH

A book that has been ordered off bookshelves in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.

Book Bans And Challenges On The Rise In The U.S.

Book bans are nothing new; it's a war that's been waged in libraries across America for decades.

 | Diana Zito

Dorothy Orr's home

WTVF: Murfreesboro Woman Discovers Family's Green Book History

One woman was unaware her own family played an important role in Tennessee's Black history.

 | Forrest Sanders and WTVF

Actor and author Taye Diggs

Taye Diggs Speaks About His Children's Book On Racial Injustice

The actor and author spoke with Newsy's Chance Seales about the conversations that inspired him to write "Why?"

 | Scripps News Staff

A woman stocks shelves with books at a Barnes and Noble bookstore

Tempering Fears Of The Book Shortage

People are concerned about a possible nationwide book shortage.

 | Casey Mendoza

Girl holds a book

WPTV: Librarian Makes It His Mission To Help Kids Feel Seen

Librarian Rodney Freeman wrote a book called, "Daddy Let's Play," to highlight the bond between Black fathers and daughters.


"The Adventures of Ook and Gluk" by Dav Pilkey

'Captain Underpants' Spinoff Book Pulled For Racism

The author, Dav Pilkey, has apologized for including "harmful racial stereotypes" in the book.

 | Robin Dich

Beverly Cleary signs books at a book festival

Celebrated Children's Author Beverly Cleary Dies At 104

She's known for sharing her childhood memories with millions of people through characters including Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins.

 | Johannah Grenaway

Pictures of teen girls from "Girlhood" book.

Empowering Girls Around The World Through Storytelling

Books and organizations are giving girls platforms to talk about their everyday lives.

 | Casey Mendoza

"And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street" by Dr. Seuss

6 Dr. Seuss Books Pulled By Publisher Over Racist Imagery

Dr. Seuss Enterprises says the books "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." Newsy's Lauren Magarino explains why, Seuss-style.

 | Lauren Magarino

A copy of the book "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," by Dr. Seuss.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises Stops Publishing Of 6 Books Over Racist Imagery

The books have been criticized for how they depict certain minority groups.

 | Gage Jackson

A member of a COVID-19 testing team prepares to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-thru testing site in Lawrence, N.Y.

Psychologist Recommends Preparing For COVID Before Contracting Disease

Dr. Abigail Hardin says preparedness kit, important documents, care instruction should be arranged ahead of illness.

 | Meg Hilling

Sen. Josh Hawley.

Sen. Josh Hawley Lands Book Deal After Publisher Drops Him

Conservative book producer Regnery struck a deal with Hawley after another publisher dumped him amid backlash over the Capitol riot.

 | Jay Strubberg homepage with search bar and book covers.

Bookshop Platform Gives Independent Booksellers A Way To Sell Online

The company launched to help local bookstores compete against Amazon. Now it's helping booksellers survive COVID-19.

 | Casey Mendoza

The storefront window of The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles.

Local Indie Bookstores Are Facing A 'Daily Fight' Against The Pandemic

Newsy spoke to three independent bookstores across the country to learn more about how the pandemic has affected their business.

 | Casey Mendoza

Poet Nikki Giovanni signs books

Self-Quarantined Authors Are Pivoting To Virtual Book Tours

Newsy talked to authors with books being released in April about how they're coping and restrategizing.

 | Casey Mendoza

Mary Higgins Clark

Best-Selling Suspense Author Mary Higgins Clark Dies At Age 92

Clark penned more than 40 best-selling suspense novels.

 | LeeAnne Lowry