American Anthem, the song referred to by US president Joe Biden in his speech, to be published as a picture book soon
The picture book American Anthem will be released on 29 June.
First published in Poland in 2017 as Zgubiona dusza, the hardcover picture book originated from a private ceremony and a “little story” that Tokarczuk wrote for one person.
The book’s title refers to a theme of Obama’s response to Charleston and to one of the most emotional moments of his presidency: his singing of 'Amazing Grace' during his eulogy at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for one of the victims, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
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In China's eastern Zhejiang province, a database to provide details of domestic violence for those getting married
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