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2013 ALA Annual Conference - Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer is a veteran character actor and one of Hollywood's most-sought-after talents. Here, she talks about Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown and how the sleuthing skills she gained from reading allowed her to delve deep and explore the characters she plays in films. Her love of children's detective books is shown in her first book Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit (October 2013, Simon & Schuster).

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