“Caterpillar Summer,” a debut novel by Gillian McDunn, is a perfect summer read, in large part because of the setting. The reader is transported to a small island in North Carolina and a lovely house built high near the dunes and the beach.

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“Caterpillar Summer,” a debut novel by Gillian McDunn, is a perfect summer read, in large part because of the setting. The reader is transported to a small island in North Carolina and a lovely house built high near the dunes and the beach.

TOKYO (AP) — A man screaming "You die!" burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans.

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Rarely does nonfiction win big awards in young readers’ literature. But the nonfiction work “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919” by Claire Hartfield (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) is the worthy Coretta Scott King 2019 literature winner.

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