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    Richard Blanco reads from “One Today” on Tuesday night at the Waterville Opera House. The poem, which he read at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2013, has been made into a children’s book.

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    Richard Blanco speaks in January 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington during the inauguration of President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden, right. Blanco spoke Tuesday night at the Waterville Opera House and read from his book “One Today,” an illustrated children’s version of his inauguration poem.

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    Richard Blanco talks to a fan after his two-hour reading and talk Tuesday night at the Waterville Opera House as Ellen Richmond, behind, laughs with him. Richmond, owner of The Children’s Book Cellar bookstore, organized the event that brought Blanco to Waterville.

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    :Richard Blanco reads a poem in August during the reopening ceremony of the U.S. Embassy in Havana. Blanco, a Maine resident and the son of Cuban exiles, spoke Tuesday night at the Waterville Opera House and read from his book “One Today,” an illustrated children’s version of his 2013 presidential inauguration poem.

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    Poet Richard Blanco speaks to students Tuesday at Winslow Junior High School. He later spoke at the Waterville Opera House.

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    Winslow Junior High School student Allan Rogers makes a comment to poet Richard Blanco about Blanco’s writing during a visit to the school on Tuesday.

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