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Lynn Neary

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'Beauty And The Beast' Follows A Tradition Of Animal-Human Love Stories

Sunday, March 19, 2017

All over the world there is folklore about animals and humans falling in love. Some think it could represent how people could value character more than appearance.

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What's Inside 'The Hearts Of Men'? A New Novel Forages For Answers

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nickolas Butler's second novel unfolds over three generations at a Wisconsin Boy Scout camp. The story echoes Butler's own experience both at camp and learning about his father's affair.

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Experts Or Censors? The Debate Over Authors' Use Of Sensitivity Readers

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

One author sees them as an extension of the research she does for all her books; another worries they're being used as a risk management tool.

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'The Poky Little Puppy' And His Fellow Little Golden Books Are Turning 75

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sold in supermarkets for just 25 cents, these inexpensive picture books — with cheerful illustrations and golden spines — were designed to democratize the children's book market.

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'Pachinko' Is A Family Saga Of Exile, Discrimination ... And Japanese Pinball

Monday, February 06, 2017

The multibillion-dollar pinball industry is dominated by Korean Japanese, an immigrant community that has been ill-treated for generations. Author Min Jin Lee explores that history in a new novel.

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What's Life Like For Immigrant Kids? 2 Teen Novels Paint A Sober Picture

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Radius of Us is about a young asylum seeker from El Salvador, and Something in Between follows a high schooler who's devastated after learning she and her family are living in the U.S. illegally.

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Classic Novel '1984' Sales Are Up In The Era Of 'Alternative Facts'

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

George Orwell's warning against regimes that create their own realities, published in 1948, is enjoying resurgent interest, hitting number one on the Amazon bestseller list.

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'1984' Tops Amazon Bestseller List After Trump Aide's 'Alternative Facts'

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

George Orwell's 1949 novel, 1984, was a hit when it came out, slipped into obscurity, and then was reborn after the BBC adapted it. It's remained popular ever since, but the Trump administration's "alternative facts" have pushed it to the top of the Amazon bestseller list.

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John Lewis' Graphic Memoir Wins 4 American Library Association Awards

Monday, January 23, 2017

March: Book Three, the third installment in the civil rights leader's memoir, won the Coretta Scott King Award for best African-American author. The Caldecott and Newbery medals also were announced.

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2017 Newbery And Caldecott Medal Winners To Be Announced

Monday, January 23, 2017

Awards for the best children's books of the year will be announced on Monday morning by the American Library Association. We examine the significance of the Caldecott and Newbery medals

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Free Speech Advocates, Publishers Wrestle With Questions Of Censorship

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Simon and Schuster's book deal with controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos drew strong criticism online, and sparked a debate on publishing's role in limiting the availability of ideas.

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HGTV Real Estate Stars Find Yet Another Home In Print

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In addition to rehabbing homes, some HGTV stars are also selling a lot of books. In 2016, Drew and Jonathan Scott ("The Property Brothers") and Chip and Joanna Gaines appeared on best-seller lists.

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Still Puzzled By The Election? Authors Prescribe Fiction For Better Understanding

Thursday, December 22, 2016

"There is no better way to see through somebody else's eyes than by reading fiction," says novelist Jennifer Haigh.

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'A Poem For Peter' Recalls One Unforgettable 'Snowy Day'

Thursday, December 01, 2016

In 1962, Peter — an African-American boy exploring his neighborhood after a snowstorm — broke the color barrier in mainstream children's publishing. A new book pays tribute to author Ezra Jack Keats.

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Comedian Larry Wilmore Hosts 67th National Book Awards Ceremony

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Six writers won an award Wednesday night including Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad for fiction. Ibram X. Kendi won in nonfiction and Daniel Borzutzky in poetry.

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One Way To Bridge The Political Divide: Read The Book That's Not For You

Monday, November 14, 2016

"We all need to be reading across the lines we've drawn in our lives," says the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas. She recommends two books to help readers do just that.

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Novelist Paul Beatty Is First American To Win Britain's Man Booker Prize

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beatty won for The Sellout, a satire hailed as hilarious about the fraught subject of race in the U.S. The competition was opened recently to any author writing in English and published in the U.K.

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'Truevine' Tells The Tale Of 2 Black Albino Brothers Forced To Work For The Circus

Monday, October 17, 2016

For years, black children around Roanoke, Va., heard the cautionary tale of Willie and George Muse, African American albino brothers who were kidnapped and forced to perform in a series of circuses.

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Swedish Academy Reveals Bob Dylan Wins 2016 Nobel Prize In Literature

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The academy on Thursday honored Bob Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." He is the first American to win the prize in more than two decades.

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Former Literature Nobel Prize Winners Express Love For The Craft

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The 109th Nobel Prize for Literature will be revealed Thursday. The academy is known for its cloak-and-dagger methods to prevent leaks. (This piece initially aired on Oct. 12, 2016 on ATC).

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