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Articles tagged with 'books'

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"I Am a Boy of Color" presents affirming images of black and brown boys

Published Nov. 5, 2016

Concerned about the negative images of brown and black boys abound in the media, and the lack of children's books featuring African-American kids, Deanna Singh recently wrote her first book, "I Am a Boy of Color," Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Author of new Brett Favre book talks process, surprises and Rodgers backlash

Published Nov. 1, 2016

Before Jeff Pearlman's appearance in Wisconsin to promote his new book, "Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre," we spoke with him about his process, what he learned, the expectation of backlash, an Aaron Rodgers' repudiation and what made the captivating and polarizing quarterback so popular.

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Milwaukee Public Library forgives fines and fees until Oct. 9

Published Oct. 2, 2016

Through Sunday, Oct. 9, people with fines on their Milwaukee Public Library card or fees for materials owned by the library can visit any Milwaukee library location and ask a staff member to have their fines and fees forgiven, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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North Point Lighthouse hosts Graef book signing

Published June 9, 2016

On Sunday, June 12, from noon to 2 p.m., award-winning children's book illustrator Renee Graef will be at the North Point Lighthouse Museum at 2650 N. Wahl Ave., for a book signing of her latest book titled "B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet."

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Trombone Shorty pens award-winning book for kids

Published May 16, 2016

New Orleans jazz musician Trombone Shorty created an inspiring children's picture book based on his own life that documents his musical journey and his determination to make his dreams come true as a musician.

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Kaminski talks Milwaukee beards at Waxwing event

Published Feb. 24, 2016

Photographer Jessica Kaminski hosts an artist talk and book signing Thursday, Feb. 26 at Waxwing. She will chat about making "The Milwaukee Beard Book." Warning: things might get hairy. (Wha-wha...)

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Jerome Wilson's "Wiped Out?" is the sports book of the year

Published Dec. 19, 2015

The mark British light-welterweight Jerome Wilson hoped to make in boxing, until he left the ring on a stretcher in his 11th pro fight last year, is now indelibly etched with "Wiped Out? The Jerome Wilson Story."

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Local actor Lawlor writes his name in the world of audiobooks

Published Dec. 16, 2015

Milwaukee actor Patrick Lawlor is one of about only 200 people who make their living narrating audio books for a wide variety of publishers and a wide variety of writing styles. We caught up with Lawlor to find out more.