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Shani Robinson was one of 11 Atlanta teachers convicted of altering standardized test results in 2015. In None of the Above, she pleads her innocence — and points a finger at systemic failure.
Author: Michel Martin
Posted: February 16, 2019, 10:07 pm
Turn-of-the-last-century labor leader Eugene V. Debs lead an interesting life — but this graphic biography misses plenty of opportunities to render the most interesting parts of it on the page.
Author: Etelka Lehoczky
Posted: February 16, 2019, 3:00 pm
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author Pitchaya Sudbanthad about his novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain. The book threads the history of Thailand with the modern world.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 1:15 pm
Faith Erin Hick's sweet new YA novel is reminiscent of the real-life conflict between Batman co-creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger — and asks what happens when the next generation meets up.
Author: Alethea Kontis
Posted: February 16, 2019, 12:00 pm
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that top Justice Dept. officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment. But his new book is about far more than that.
Author: Ron Elving
Posted: February 14, 2019, 10:03 pm
Though the essays, speeches, and meditations in Toni Morrison's new nonfiction collection were written over the course of four decades, virtually every entry feels strikingly relevant now.
Author: Ericka Taylor
Posted: February 14, 2019, 2:55 pm
The creators of Harry Potter and the Sacred Text are launching a podcast about romance novels. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Vanessa Zoltan, host and producer of the upcoming podcast Hot & Bothered.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 10:02 am
Poet Kwame Alexander's latest community poem is inspired by kids' definitions of love, touching on everything from ephemeral connections and puppy kisses to the circle of life and Kendrick Lamar.
Author: Rachel Martin
Posted: February 14, 2019, 10:02 am
Sure, it's great to celebrate love, but why not escape all the relationship pressures, buy yourself some chocolate and make a date with a good romance novel? Here are five our our all-time favorites.
Author: Petra Mayer
Posted: February 13, 2019, 10:18 pm
In Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman's debut, she doesn't shrink from the systemic issues of an unfair economic system, but her personal story, with its unexpected twists, makes this memoir memorable.
Author: Martha Anne Toll
Posted: February 13, 2019, 2:45 pm
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