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'Captain Underpants' Author Will Sign Latest Release

'Captain Underpants' Author Will Sign Latest Release


Nominations are being accepted now through Sept. 8 for The Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize for Writing for Social Justice, presented every other year to an American author whose work has made an important impact on a critical social issue in the tradition of Stowe's 1852 masterpiece, "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

The next $10,000 prize will be presented in June at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center's Big Tent Jubilee in Hartford, a fundraising event. The 2015 winner will be announced in January.

The prize was established to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Stowe's birth in 2011. Previous winners include Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's...