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Saturday, May 02, 2020
Journalist and activist George M. Johnson's new memoir All Boys Aren't Blue is an unflinching account of growing up black and queer — from kindergarten bullies to unexpected college brotherhood.
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Hendrix's new novel, The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, stars a group of determined women who band together to take on a suave supernatural threat in their community.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Literary pun purveyor Tom Gauld turns his pen to the foibles of science (and science fiction) in his new comic collection Department of Mind-Blowing Theories, inspired by his scientist grandfather.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tomie DePaola died Monday following a fall. Among his classics is the Caldecott winner Strega Nona, which was a tale of a witch, her assistant and a magic pot.
Friday, March 27, 2020
If your regular game night's been disrupted by social distancing, here are a few ways that you can take tabletop games online — so you can stay safe and still trash talk your friends when you win.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Yang's new graphic novel Dragon Hoops chronicles the year he spent following a high school basketball team in their quest for a title; he says he admires the courage it took to step onto the court.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
N.K. Jemisin's new novel kicks off a trilogy of stories about a world in which great cities can be born into human avatars, who must battle eldritch horrors to defend themselves and their people.
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Laura Zigman's compassionate, occasionally cringey and ultimately comforting new novel follows a middle-aged woman as she comes to terms with the ways her life hasn't turned out the way she'd hoped.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Flatiron Books, publisher of the controversial new novel, has cancelled the remainder of author Jeanine Cummins' book tour after what it called "specific threats" to both the author and booksellers.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Tochi Onyebuchi's slim, devastating novella follows a young man born amidst the chaos of the 1992 Rodney King riots — and his sister, whose terrifying magical powers can't protect him from racism.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Comedian, author and filmmaker Terry Jones has died at the age of 77 after suffering from dementia. As part of Monty Python, he was known for his drag characters and for co-writing the "Spam" sketch.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Jason Reynolds is the seventh national ambassador for Young People's Literature. Reynolds will spend his two-year term traveling the country getting young people to tell their stories.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
The creators of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child designed their show so it wouldn't look like the world Potterheads knew from the movies. They've documented that process in a new book, The Journey.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
The NPR 2019 Book Concierge is here! It features more than 350 recommendations from NPR staffers and trusted critics.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
"Mudlarks" were the people who made a living picking objects out of the mud along the River Thames. Writer Lara Maiklem follows in their tracks; she chronicles her journeys in a new book, Mudlark.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Sheila O'Connor never knew her maternal grandmother, who was imprisoned in a state reform school when she became pregnant at 15. But now, she's reconstructed her grandmother's life in fictional form.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Chevalier's new novel follows one of the generation of "surplus women," who lost their men in World War I and had to make new lives for themselves — sometimes outside the bounds of convention.
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
In this recording, exclusive to NPR, Atwood returns to the world of The Handmaid's Tale, reading from her long-awaited sequel. Some 15 years after the first book, it introduces a few new voices.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year's summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
At San Diego Comic-Con, fans strut their stuff in all kinds of costumes — some homemade, some elaborately professional. Even pets and little kids get in on the act.