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Graduate shows some love writing children’s book about Ocean State

If H is for Hope and I is for the Independent Man and R is for Rocky Point, then one thing is certain: We are not in Kansas.

We’re in Rhode Island, flipping through the pages of Jill Austin’s “RI Loves: Showing Love for the Ocean State from A to Z,’’ an alphabet book about the places and things that make our state unique – and a bit quirky.

Here’s a sampling: B is for baseball (as in PawSox); L is for Lemonade (as in Del’s); P is for Providence (as in the Capital City); and K is for Knowledge, which includes a shout-out to Austin’s alma mater, the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in writing and communications.

“I’m so happy about the book’s success,’’ says Austin, 35, of North Providence, who also did the…


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