Former Shawnee city councilman Justin Adrian abruptly resigned earlier this month after being placed on leave from his Olathe teaching job. He has been arrested and charged with unlawful sexual relations with a student.
Elle McKinney’s young adult novel, “A Blade So Black,” is due out Sept. 25. It sets the “Alice in Wonderland” story in Atlanta, with a black heroine. Another author said the story “Black Girl Magic personified.”