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BET Awards 2018: Winners list

The 2018 BET Awards aired Sunday at from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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DJ Khaled leads the nominations with six, but close behind are Kendrick Lamar with five nominations and SZA and Migos with four nods each.

Related: Photos: BET Awards 2018 red carpet

All four nominees are performers at the show, which is hosted by Jamie Foxx.

Some of the other nominees include Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Cardi B, and Drake.

The full list of winners, indicated in bold, are listed below.

BEST FEMALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Beyonce

Kehlani

H.E.R.

Rihanna

SZA

BEST MALE R&B/POP ARTIST

Bruno Mars

Chris Brown

The Weeknd

Khalid

Daniel Caesar 

VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

SZA featuring Travis Scott, “Love Galore”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

Migos featuring Cardi B. and Nicki Minaj, “Motorsport”

BEST GROUP 

Chloe x Halle

A Tribe Called Quest

N.E.R.D.

Migos

Rae Sremmurd

BEST COLLABORATION 

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”

Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna, “LOYALTY.”

DJ Khaled featuring Future, Beyonce and JAY-Z, “Top Off”

Cardi B featuring 21 Savage, “Bartier Cardi”

French Montana featuring Swae Lee, “Unforgettable”

BEST MALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

DJ Khaled

JAY-Z

Drake

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

BEST FEMALE HIP-HOP ARTIST

Cardi B

Rapsody

Nicki Minaj

Remy Ma

Dej Loaf

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, “Finesse (Remix)”

Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

Migos featuring Drake, “Walk It Like I Talk It”

DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, “Wild Thoughts”

Drake, “God’s Plan”

Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”

VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Ava DuVernay

Chris Brown

Director X 

Dave Meyers

Benny Boom

BEST NEW ARTIST

GoldLink

SZA

H.E.R.

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Daniel Caesar

BEST ACTRESS

Angela Bassett

Issa Rae

Tiffany Haddish

Taraji P. Henson

Lupita Nyong’o

Letitia Wright

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Daniel Kaluuya

Michael B. Jordan

Sterling K. Brown

DR. BOBBY JONES BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL AWARD

Lecrae featuring Tori Kelly, “I’ll Find You”

Snoop Dogg featuring B. Slade, “Words Are Few”

Ledisi and Kirk Franklin, “If You Don’t Mind”

Marvin Sapp, “Close”

Tasha Cobbs Leondard featuring Nicki Minaj, “I’m Getting Ready”

YOUNGSTARS AWARD

Caleb McLaughlin

Lonnie Chavis

Jaden Smith

Marsai Martin

Miles Brown

Yara Shahidi

Ashton Taylor

BEST MOVIE

“A Wrinkle In Time”

“Black Panther”

“Girls Trip”

“Mudbound”

“Detroit”

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Elana Meyers Taylor

Serena Williams

Candace Parker

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Venus Williams

SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

LeBron James

Odell Beckam Jr.

Stephen Curry

Kevin Durant

Dwyane Wade

BET HER AWARD

Janelle Monae, “Django Jane”

Lizzo, “Water Me”

Mary J. Blige, “Strength of a Woman”

Remy Ma featuring Chris Brown, “Melanin Magic (Pretty Brown)”

Chloe x Haller, “The Kids Are Alright”

Leikeli47, “2nd Fiddle”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

DJ Khaled, “Grateful”

Migos, “Culture II”

SZA, “Ctrl”

Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”

JAY-Z, “4:44”

Kendrick Lamar and various artists, “Black Panther”

BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT

Stormzy (UK)

Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Davido (Nigeria)

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Niska (France)

Distruction Boyz (South Africa)

Stefflon Don (UK)

J Hus (UK)

Dadju (France)

Booba (France)

The Latest: BET Awards kick off with 'Black Panther' salute

The Latest on the 2018 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

The BET Awards kicked off on Sunday with a tribute to "The Black Panther," during a performance of the song "Win" by Jay Rock featuring one of the stars of the Marvel film, Michael B. Jordan.

Host Jamie Foxx started the show by presenting Jordan with a stuffed panther toy and walked through the crowd greeting other artists like Childish Gambino and LL Cool J as Rock performed.

Foxx even persuaded Jordan to come up on stage to recite a line from the film.

DJ Khaled is the leading nominee with six at Sunday's show.

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7:10 a.m.

Legendary singer Anita Baker will be honored at the 2018 BET Awards, which will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and feature performances by Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Migos.

DJ Khaled is the leading nominee with six at Sunday's show, kicking off at 8 p.m. Eastern from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Baker, who dominated the R&B charts from the early '80s to mid-90s with smooth songs like "Sweet Love" and "Giving You the Best That I Got," will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won eight Grammy Awards.

Drake and Cardi B, who is pregnant and will not attend the show, are both nominated twice for the top prize, video of the year.

Performers include Janelle Monae, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, H.E.R., Miguel, Ella Mae and Daniel Caesar.

Photos: BET Awards 2018 red carpet

Images of musicians and stars as the arrive at the 2018 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

DJ Calvin Harris stoked by Harry Kane nod to 'One Kiss'

Harry Kane led England into the round of 16 at the World Cup then gave a nod to Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.

Kane was asked after England's 6-1 victory over Panama to pick a song to play on a Brazilian program as reward for his hat trick in the victory. Caught off guard by the request, the striker mulled the question from the Brazilian reporter.

"I'll go 'One Kiss' by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa," he offered Sunday.

Dua Lipa is British, and both she and Harris were thrilled with Kane's selection.

"Yes I'm Scottish but I don't care the legend Harry Kane picked our song," Harris posted on Twitter with a clip from Kane's post-match news conference.

Dua Lipa acknowledged the shout-out by reposting a tweet about Kane's selection.

Fans of both the soccer player and the artists also flooded social media supporting Kane's song choice.

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Roseanne Barr in interview: 'I made myself a hate magnet'

In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne."

Barr recorded a podcast interview with her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who on Sunday published an edited transcript and recording of the conversation. In the interview, Barr claims she "never would have wittingly called any black person . a monkey."

Barr spoke through tears for much of the interview, her first since the cancellation of "Roseanne." She also lamented that some people don't accept her explanation blaming the sleep drug Ambien for a tweet that likened former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a person created by the Muslim Brotherhood and "Planet of the Apes."

"I said to God, 'I am willing to accept whatever consequences this brings because I know I've done wrong. I'm going to accept what the consequences are,' and I do, and I have,'" Barr said. "But they don't ever stop. They don't accept my apology, or explanation. And I've made myself a hate magnet. And as a Jew, it's just horrible. It's horrible."

Barr said of her tweet that she "didn't mean what they think I meant."

"But I have to face that it hurt people," Barr said. "When you hurt people even unwillingly there's no excuse. I don't want to run off and blather on with excuses. But I apologize to anyone who thought, or felt offended and who thought that I meant something that I, in fact, did not mean. It was my own ignorance, and there's no excuse for that ignorance."

ABC on Thursday announced it will this fall air a 10-episode Conner family sitcom without Barr in it. In a statement issued by the show's producer, Barr said she agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members.

ABC swiftly axed "Roseanne" last month after Barr's tweet. ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said it was "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."

Though "Roseanne" prompted outrage for jokes about minority characters and an episode some called Islamophobic, it was watched by an enormous television audience. The first episode in March was seen by more than 25 million people.

"I've lost everything," Barr said on the podcast. "And I regretted it before I lost everything."

US restaurants host refugee chefs who offer a taste of home

At San Francisco's Tawla restaurant, Muna Anaee powdered her hands with flour and gently broke off a piece of golden dough to prepare bread eaten in Iraq, the country she fled with her family.

Anaee was preparing more than 100 loaves for diners Wednesday night as part of a program that lets refugees aspiring to be chefs work in professional kitchens.

The Refugee Food Festival — a joint initiative of the United Nations Refugee Agency and a French nonprofit, Food Sweet Food — started in Paris in 2016 and came to the U.S. for the first time this year, with restaurants in New York participating as well. The establishments' owners turn over their kitchens to refugee chefs for an evening, allowing them to prepare sampling platters of their country's cuisine and share a taste of their home.

Restaurants in 12 cities outside the U.S. are taking part in the program this month.

"It's been a big dream to open a restaurant," said Anaee, 45, who now has a green card.

Anaee was among five refugees chosen to showcase their food in San Francisco — each at a different restaurant and on a different night, from Tuesday through Saturday. Organizers say the goal is to help the refugees succeed as chefs and raise awareness about the plight of refugees worldwide.

It's important to "really get to know these refugees and their personal stories," said Sara Shah, who brought the event to California after seeing it in Belgium.

Anaee and her husband and two children left Baghdad in 2013 over concerns about terrorism and violence. She worked as a kindergarten teacher in Iraq, not a chef, but was urged to pursue cooking as a career by peers in an English class she took in California after they tasted some of her food.

Azhar Hashem, Tawla's owner, said hosting Anaee was part of the restaurant's mission to broaden diners' understanding of the Middle East — a region that inspires some of its dishes.

"Food is the best — and most humanizing — catalyst for having harder conservations," she said.

The four other aspiring chefs serving food in San Francisco are from Myanmar, Bhutan, Syria and Senegal.

Karen Ferguson, executive director of the Northern California offices of the International Rescue Committee, said San Francisco was a good city for the food festival.

"We have so much diversity, and we see the evidence of that in the culinary expertise in the area," she said.

The Bay Area has a high concentration of refugees from Afghanistan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Eritrea and Burma, though exact numbers are unclear, according to the rescue committee. Its Oakland office settled more than 400 refugees in the Bay Area last year, but the number of refugees settling in the region has fallen dramatically since the Trump administration this year placed a cap on arrivals, Ferguson said.

Pa Wah, a 41-year-old refugee from Myanmar, presented dishes at San Francisco's Hog Island Oyster Co. on Tuesday. She said she didn't consider a career in cooking until she moved to California in 2011 and got her green card.

Cooking was a means of survival at the Thailand refugee camp where she lived after escaping civil conflict in Myanmar as a child. Participating in the food festival showed her the challenges of running a restaurant, but also helped her realize she was capable of opening her own, she said.

Prolific, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall dies

Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89.

Hall's daughter, Philippa Smith, confirmed Sunday that her father died Saturday at his home in Wilmot, New Hampshire, after being in hospice care for some time.

"He's really quite amazingly versatile," said Hall's long-time friend Mike Pride, the editor emeritus of the Concord Monitor newspaper and a retired administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes. He said Hall would occasionally speak to reporters at the Monitor about the importance of words.

Hall was the nation's 2006-2007 poet laureate.

Starting in the 1950s, Hall published more than 50 books, from poetry and drama to biography and memoirs, and edited a pair of influential anthologies. He was an avid baseball fan who wrote odes to his beloved Boston Red Sox, completed a book on pitcher Dock Ellis and contributed to Sports Illustrated. He wrote a prize-winning children's book, "Ox-Cart Man," and even attempted a biography of Charles Laughton, only to have his actor's widow, Elsa Lanchester, kill the project.

But the greatest acclaim came for his poetry, for which his honors included a National Book Critics Circle prize, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a National Medal of Arts. Although his style varied from haikus to blank verse, he returned repeatedly to a handful of themes: his childhood, the death of his parents and grandparents and the loss of his second wife and fellow poet, Jane Kenyon.

"Much of my poetry has been elegiac, even morbid, beginning with laments over New Hampshire farms and extending to the death of my wife," he wrote in the memoir "Packing the Boxes," published in 2008.

In person, he at times resembled a 19th century rustic with his untrimmed beard and ragged hair. And his work reached back to timeless images of his beloved, ancestral New Hampshire home, Eagle Pond Farm, built in 1803 and belonging to his family since the 1860s. He kept country hours for much of his working life, rising at 6 and writing for two hours.

For Hall, the industrialized, commercialized world often seemed an intrusion, like a neon sign along a dirt road. In the tradition of T.S. Eliot and other modernists, he juxtaposed classical and historical references with contemporary slang and brand names. In "Building a House," he begins with the drafters of the U.S. Constitution leaving Philadelphia, then shifts the setting to the 20th century.

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Some delegates hitched rides chatting with teamsters

some flew standby and wandered stoned in O'Hare

or borrowed from King Alexander's National Bank.

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An opponent of the Vietnam War whose taxes were audited year after year, he was also ruthlessly self-critical. Nakedly, even abjectly, he recorded his failures and shortcomings and disappointments, whether his infidelities or his struggles with alcoholism.

The joy and tragedy of his life were his years with Kenyon, his second wife. They met in 1969, when she was his student at the University of Michigan. By the mid-70s, they were married and living together at Eagle Creek, fellow poets enjoying a fantasy of mind and body — of sex, work and homemaking.

"We sleep, we make love, we plant a tree, we walk up and down/eating lunch," he wrote.

But Kenyon was diagnosed with leukemia and died 18 months later, in 1995, when she was only 47. Even as he found new lovers — and sought them compulsively — Hall never stopped mourning her and arranged to be buried next to her, beneath a headstone inscribed with lines from one of her poems: "I BELIEVE IN THE MIRACLES OF ART, BUT WHAT PRODIGY WILL KEEP YOU BESIDE ME?"

In the 1998 collection "Without," and in many poems after, he reflected on her dying days, on the shock of outliving a woman so many years younger, and the lasting bewilderment of their dog Gus, who years later was still looking for her. In "Rain," he bitterly summarized his efforts to help her.

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I never

belittled her sorrows or joshed at her dreads and miseries

How admirable I found myself.

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Hall was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1928, but soon favored Eagle Pond to the "blocks of six-room houses" back home. By age 14, he had decided to become a poet, inspired after a conversation with a fellow teen versifier who declared, "It is my profession."

"I had never heard anyone speak so thrilling a sentence," Hall remembered.

He published poetry while a struggling student at Phillips Exeter Academy and formed many lasting literary friendships at Harvard University, including with fellow poets Robert Bly and Adrienne Rich and with George Plimpton, for whom he later served as the first poetry editor at The Paris Review. He also met Daniel Ellsberg and would suspect well before others that the anonymous leaker of the Vietnam War documents known as the Pentagon Papers was his old college friend.

After graduating from Harvard, Hall studied at the University of Oxford and became one of the few Americans to win the Newdigate Prize, a poetry honor founded at Oxford and previously given to Oscar Wilde, John Ruskin and other British writers. He returned to the states in the mid-1950s and taught at several schools, including Stanford University at Bennington College. He was married to Kirby Thompson from 1952-69, and they had two children.

Hall's first literary hero was Edgar Allan Poe and death was an early subject. He completed his debut collection, "Exiles and Marriages," between visits to his ailing father, who died at the end of 1955. In the poem "Snow," Hall confesses, "Like an old man/whatever I touch I turn/to the story of death."

In recent years, as Hall entered the "planet of antiquity," many of his elegies were for himself. He worried that "anthologies dropped him out/Poetry festivals never invited him." He pictured himself awaking "mournful," dressed in black pajamas. He warned that a story with a happy ending had not really ended, but advised that we leave behind a story to tell.

"Work, love, build a house, and die," he wrote. "But build a house."

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This story has been corrected to show Hall was 89, not 8.

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This story has been corrected to show Charles Laughton's widow was Elsa Lanchester, not Elsa Lancaster.

'Jurassic World' sequel stomps its way to $150 million debut

The dinosaurs still rule the box office.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" surpassed expectations to open with $150 million in ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. While that total didn't approach the record-breaking $208.8 million debut of 2015's "Jurassic World," it proved the 25-year-old franchise still roars loudly among moviegoers.

It also gave Hollywood its first back-to-back $100 million-plus openings in a non-holiday period. After opening with $182.7 million last week, Pixar's acclaimed sequel "Incredibles 2" slid 56 percent in its second week, with an $80.9 million haul.

The combined firepower of "Fallen Kingdom" and "Incredibles 2" fueled $280 million in total ticket sales, making it Hollywood's fourth-biggest overall weekend ever, not accounting for inflation. Business was roughly double what it was the same June weekend last year, according to comScore.

"The normal course of box office is that the two films would cannibalize each other's box office in some way," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. "This weekend proves that if you have two incredibly appealing movies in the marketplace at the same time, the marketplace will expand. The year-to-date box office jumped 2.5 percent in one weekend, from 6 percent to 8.5 percent."

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" has already tallied hundreds of millions in overseas ticket sales over the past two weeks. Its worldwide total already stands at $711.5 million.

The film, starring Chris Pratt and Dallas Bryce Howard, moves the action away from an isolated tropical island. In "Fallen Kingdom," directed by J.A. Bayona, the dinosaurs are again threatened with extinction because of a soon-to-explode volcano. But they are trapped by a band of mercenaries, a plot intended to mirror real-life animal poaching .

Like 2015's "Jurassic World," ''Fallen Kingdom" was able to shrug off mediocre reviews — something that many other franchises have struggled to do lately. It sits at just 50 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes but received an A-minus CinemaScore from audiences.

Universal Pictures, which is planning a third "Jurassic World" film, heavily promoted the $170 million production. Drawing audiences equally young and old, male and female, and from a diverse array of ethnicities, "Fallen Kingdom" played like a classic crowd-pleaser.

"We're seeing exit polls that indicate all quadrants came out to see this movie," said Jim Orr, Universal's distribution chief. "The majority of the audience was under 25. Obviously, we're playing very broadly, and to families overall, and so thus the result at the very high end of our expectations."

The domestic opening is the second-best for the 106-year-old Universal. It only follows "Jurassic World," which went on to make nearly $1.7 billion for the studio.

After notching the biggest opening ever for an animated release last weekend, Brad Bird's "Incredibles 2" held on strongly considering the family-film competition. Its global gross is now up to $485 million, including a $21.2 million debut in China, a Pixar best.

The female-fronted heist film "Ocean's 8," starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, crossed $100 million domestically, with $11.7 million in its third week. Thanks to drive-in double-features with "Incredibles 2," Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" also cleared the $100 million milestone, a first for a black female director.

The Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" became the summer's second documentary to crack the top 10. Following the Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary "RBG," Morgan Neville's hit documentary on the man behind "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" grossed $1.9 million on 348 screens.

Sony Pictures Classics' "Boundaries," a father-daughter road trip starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, made a muted debut with $29,000 from five theaters.

Peter Fonda, who plays a supporting role in the film, on Wednesday apologized for a tweet in which he suggested 12-year-old Barron Trump, son of President Donald Trump, should be ripped from "his mother's arms and put in a cage with pedophiles" as payback for the policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border.

Donald Trump Jr. criticized Sony Pictures Classics for releasing the film. In response, the specialty distributor condemned Fonda's words as "abhorrent and reckless" but said it would go ahead with the film's planned limited release.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," $150 million ($106.7 million international).

2. "Incredibles 2," $80.9 million ($56.8 million international).

3. "Ocean's 8," $11.7 million ($26.9 million international).

4. "Tag," $8.2 million.

5. "Solo: A Star Wars Story," $4 million ($2.6 million international).

6. "Deadpool 2," $5.3 million ($5.3 million international).

7. "Hereditary," $3.8 million ($3.8 million international).

8. "Superfly," $3.4 million.

9. "Avengers: Infinity War," $2.5 million ($1.4 million international).

10. "Won't You Be My Neighbor," $1.9 million.

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Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

1. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," $106.7 million.

2. "Incredibles 2," $56.8 million.

3. "Ocean's 8," $26.9 million.

4. "Lobster Cop," $6.7 million

5. "Deadpool 2," $5.3 million.

6. "The Accidental Detective 2," $5.3 million.

7. "Hereditary," $3.8 million.

8. "The Way of the Bug," $3.6 million.

9. "Solo: A Star Wars Story," $2.6 million.

10. "A Quiet Place," $1.7 million.

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Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP

Phil Anselmo Posts Lit Candle Photo Following Death of Vinnie Paul

Phil Anselmo's first social media post following the death of former Pantera bandmate Vinnie Paul came in the form of a photograph.

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Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from award

A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans.

The Association for Library Service to Children's board made the unanimous decision Saturday at a meeting in New Orleans. The name has been changed to the Children's Literature Legacy Award.

The association says the work of Wilder — best known for her "Little House on the Prairie" novels — "includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC's core values."

The first award was given to Wilder in 1954. The ALSC says Wilder's work continues to be published and read but her "legacy is complex" and "not universally embraced."

The American Library Association is based in Chicago.

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