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Books

Lockwood’s memoir of growing up as a priest’s daughter

Patricia Lockwood’s memoir “Priestdaddy” (Riverhead Books, $27) is her chronicle of living in the family of a Catholic priest. Her father married a Catholic and later converted to Christianity, eventually becoming a Lutheran minister. Later, he became interested in the Catholic tradition, and petitioned the church for a dispensation to become a married Catholic priest. (The church allows the special status for ministers of other faiths whom it considers fit for the priesthood.) Lockwood takes readers through her adventures with her priest father who plays guitar and likes lying about in his underwear.

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‘We’re All Wonders,' picture book for preschoolers teaches empathy, kindness

Parents need to know that R.J. Palacio’s “We’re All Wonders” presents Auggie, the facially disfigured main character of her award-winning middle-grade novel “Wonder,” to the younger picture book audience. Here Auggie, who’s seen in Palacio’s stylized art as having just one eye, like on the cover of “Wonder,” tells readers how it feels to be treated badly because he looks different. He says that when kids point at him and stare and say unkind things behind his back that he can hear, it hurts his feelings. He encourages kids to acknowledge that we’re all different. His mom says he’s a “wonder,” and he wants people to see they’re wonders, too. “We’re all wonders,” he says. This sensitive yet direct book is great for teaching empathy and promoting kindness.

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Misty Copeland talks about food, shyness and her ‘Ballerina Body'

Misty Copeland’s remarkable story is the sort you can imagine depicted by a skilled novelist; her life, in the words of a 2015 “60 Minutes” report, is “the embodiment of the American dream.” Growing up as one of six children in an often-struggling Southern California family, she lived for some time with her mother and siblings in two rooms in a highwayside motel. At the Boys & Girls Club gym one day, a teacher noticed something distinctive in the tiny, quiet 13-year-old’s movements, and suggested a ballet class.

Videos

Raw Video: Rising water at the Eno River

The National Water Service first issued a flood warning Saturday, April 22, 2017, and a flood advisory was in effect for most of Monday, April 24, 2017. These videos were taken at 2:30 p.m. Monday at West Point at the Eno River.
Cliff Bellamy cbellamy@heraldsun.com
Raw Video: Rising water at the Eno River 1:06

Raw Video: Rising water at the Eno River

The Durham Senior Divas 'N Dudes entertain at the Great Human Race 0:56

The Durham Senior Divas 'N Dudes entertain at the Great Human Race

Video: Chapel Hill Zen Center celebrates the flowering of the Buddha 1:46

Video: Chapel Hill Zen Center celebrates the flowering of the Buddha

Video: New bar arcade coming to downtown Durham 0:56

Video: New bar arcade coming to downtown Durham