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Obituary: George Ancona

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Mexican American children's author, photographer, and filmmaker George Ancona, acclaimed for his slice-of-life photo essays introducing children to new experiences or cultures, has died at age 91.

Trade Publishing Segment Shines in a Flat 2020

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Total industry sales rose 0.1% in 2020 compared to 2019 based on year-end figures supplied by 1,354 publishers to AAP’s StatShot program. The two major trade categories had solid gains in the year while the two big educational segments had declines.

Restructuring, Covid-19 Leads to Huge HMH Loss

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Restructuring charges and the global pandemic took a toll on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2020, as the company reported a 25.8% decline in revenue in the year and a net loss of $480 million, compared to a loss of $213.8 million in 2019. HMH's trade division, which is for sale, had a 6% sales gain.
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