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Most stage and screen versions of Frankenstein are based on a later edition of Mary Shelley's classic — this new reprint of her original text shows the story growing and changing with its author.
Author: Genevieve Valentine
Posted: January 16, 2018, 12:00 pm
If you're lucky, you know what love is before you can even say the word. When you're a little kid love is a piece of toast, the color of a sunset, music from the radio. That's the message of a new picture book called, Love. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with author Matt de la Pena and illustrator Loren Long.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 9:19 pm
In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
Author: Dave Davies
Posted: January 15, 2018, 8:31 pm
Raised by adoptive grandparents, Motley found his way to the Oval Office as a special assistant to President George W. Bush. Now, he's telling a story about what a good community can do, even when things are bad.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 4:06 pm
Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.
Author: Maria Godoy
Posted: January 15, 2018, 12:00 pm
Akbar, a poet himself, waves his pom poms for the form at DiveDapper, a site dedicated to in-depth interviews with his favorite poets. He says he wants to live his life "in joyful service" to poetry.
Author: Jeevika Verma
Posted: January 14, 2018, 3:00 pm
Leila Slimani's breakout novel, inspired by true stories of killer caregivers, chronicles the complex relationship between a mother and her babysitter.
Author: Barrie Hardymon
Posted: January 14, 2018, 12:51 pm
Jillian Medoff has spent years in the corporate world, and she puts that experience to good use in this story of a hard-charging boss whose devoted staff has to cover for her when she starts to slip.
Author: Heller McAlpin
Posted: January 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
"I don't think India wants to be a formal U.S. ally," says Alyssa Ayres, author of Our Time Has Come: How India Is Making Its Place in the World. "It sees alliance relationships as too constraining."
Author: Nishant Dahiya
Posted: January 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
Leni Zumas' new novel follows five women in an Oregon town, living in an alternate reality where abortion and IVF are illegal — a world that Zumas says "could happen next week."
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: January 13, 2018, 12:46 pm
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