Småland in southern Sweden is a region of unspoiled nature and traditional painted wooden houses. It is famous for its hand-blown glass and story-telling. This is where children's book author Astrid Lindgren grew up.
The American author beat out 235 other candidates to become the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate for 2018. Woodson has written many works for children that explore racism, economic injustice and sexual identity.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world's highest distinction for literature geared toward children and young people, is awarded to Wolf Erlbruch, a German illustrator and author of children's books.
Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of furniture giant Ikea, has died at the age of 91. Kamprad started selling matches at the age of five, buying them in bulk and selling them individually.
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