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Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews received a Caldecott Honor Book award from the American Library Association this month for his self-titled autobiography. The book's illustrator, Bryan Collier, also received the Coretta Scott King Award for his work on the book, which was written by Andrews with Bill Taylor and published by Abrams Books for Young Readers.


The Pro Bono Publico Foundation, the philanthro- pic arm of the Rex Organization, awarded $1 million in grants to 60 Louisiana edu- cation groups this month. Since its founding after Hurricane Katrina, the foundation has giben more than $4 million to area schools and groups. Most grants ranged from $10,000 to $30,000. Teach For America received $60,000.


Mike Huckabee said New Orleans residents ignored Hurricane Katrina because climate change activists convinced them otherwise. On his podcast, the presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor said, "One reason they ignored warnings of dangerous weather from real experts is that they've heard from so many self-proclaimed experts who were exaggerat-ing to advance their own agendas."

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