Last Thursday, the much-loved children's author Beverly Cleary passed away at age 104. Ms. Cleary's writing changed the world of children's books by showing that stories about the lives of ordinary kids could be interesting, funny, and popular.
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A group of second-year college students have discovered hidden writing on a page from a book from the 1500s. The students found the hidden writing using a special camera system they built.
Students in Christiansburg, Virginia have an unusual option for getting books this summer - having them delivered by drone. The Montgomery County School District is teaming up with a company called Wing to deliver summer reading by drone.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the US Department of Defense releases videos of Unidentified Flying Objects, the US Supreme Court hears cases over the phone, and an actor reads "The Hobbit" in 12 hours straight.
French artist Albert Uderzo, who co-created the much-loved comic series Asterix, died on Tuesday. Mr. Uderzo, age 92, died of a heart attack, but his famous characters Asterix and Obelix will continue.
In today's news roundup, the Bahamas struggles to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Boris Johnson suffers several defeats, a school takes Harry Potter off its shelves because of its "actual" spells, and a man buys the "most expensive beer in history".