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March 31st, 2020


Our kids' books columnist Juanita Giles reports that, stuck at home with her family, she's turned to the I am series, by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos, for stories about relatable heroes.
Author: Juanita Giles
Posted: March 31, 2020, 11:00 am
The author and illustrator — who, by his own reckoning, worked on more than 270 titles — died Monday at age 85. Among his classics is the Caldecott winner Strega Nona, a seemingly ancient folk tale.
Author: Anastasia Tsioulcas
Posted: March 31, 2020, 12:19 am
Graphic novelist and memoirist Raina Telgemeier delivers her list of what she's reading right now.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:22 pm
Citing the coronavirus, the Internet Archive expanded its lending program for the digital copies of millions of books. But many writers and publishers say it is sharing their work without permission.
Author: Colin Dwyer
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:44 pm
In The Splendid And The Vile, author Erik Larson details the British prime minister's first year in office, during which England endured a Nazi bombing campaign that killed more than 44,000 civilians.
Author: Dave Davies
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:56 pm
The author of Station Eleven weaves together stories of a hotel worker and an ultra-wealthy con man in a novel that captures how precarious life is — in a way that feels particularly resonant now.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: March 30, 2020, 2:12 pm
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with writer Esther Safran Foer about her new book I Want You To Know We're Still Here: a Post-Holocaust Memoir.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 8:47 pm
The comic couldn't have known her memoir would come out in the midst of a global pandemic. But her aptly titled book includes observations that feel eerily pertinent to these unsettling days.
Author: Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:00 pm
Irby's new essay collection is Wow, No Thank You. She says it was inspired by moving from Chicago to Kalamazoo and feeling like a fish out of water, with no friends and a strange house.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:59 am
Nghi Vo's new novel is poised at the end of one empire and the beginning of another, as a cleric and their talking-bird assistant set about uncovering the dangerous secrets of a forgotten palace.
Author: Jessica P. Wick
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:00 am