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Early this morning, Ralph Nesson left his home in south Fayetteville and started a five-day walk in support of child literacy. Ralph, the founder of the nonprofit Northwest Arkansas Books for Kids, has a goal of raising $10,000 during his annual Walk for Kids.

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Harry Thomason grew up in a small Arkansas town and went on to helped create television shows like Designing Women. He remembers stories of Arkansas and Hollywood in his new book, Brother Dog: Southern Tales and Hollywood Adventures.

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A new book, The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism, examines how a trade paper helped shed light on a major financial and political scandal. The book is written by Rob Wells, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas.

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Brooks Blevins, the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University, is now two-thirds of the way done with a trilogy of books examining the history of the Ozarks. The second volume, A History of the Ozarks: The Conflicted Ozarks, is now available and he’ll discuss the book Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozarks History in Springdale.

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The 2019 True Lit Fesitval at the Fayetteville Public Library includes a workshop with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of Hey Kiddo. The book was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.