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Haitians Who Have Lost Their Homes Are Living On A Muddy Soccer Field

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The soccer stadium in the Haitian seaside town of Les Cayes is now a tent city of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the earthquake. Aid continues to arrive, but slowly.


At A Local Hospital In Haiti's Hard-Hit Southwest The Injured Continue To Arrive

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Relief supplies are reaching the quake zone, but slowly. Health care workers are exhausted, some at their jobs 24 hours a day as Haiti struggles to care for those affected by the 7.2 magnitude quake.


A Father's Day Gift From Meghan To Harry Is Now A Kids' Book

Sunday, June 20, 2021

For Prince Harry's first Father's Day, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, got him a bench — and wrote a poem about the moments she hoped her husband and their son would share together there.


A Boy And His Grandfather Visit Home 'On The Trapline'

Saturday, May 15, 2021

A little boy and his Moshom — which means grandfather in Swampy Cree — travel north to visit the trapline where, many years ago, the grandfather grew up living off the land.


Embarrassed By Your Parents? 'Watercress' Explores That Universal Kid Experience

Sunday, April 25, 2021

A little girl is initially ashamed when her immigrant parents stop the car to forage for watercress by the side of the road — until she learns more about her family's history in China.


Gary Paulsen's Memoir Taps Into The Childhood Experiences That Inspired His Stories

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Gary Paulsen has a new memoir about the childhood experiences behind some of his most beloved novels for young people. It's called Gone to The Woods.


Through Decades Of Addiction, Hunter Biden Says His Family Never Gave Up On Him

Monday, April 05, 2021

Hunter Biden's new memoir is a story of his years of alcohol and drug addiction. He tells NPR that the one constant was the love of his family: "Their light was never not seeking me out."


A Boy Named 'Milo' Reminds Us To Choose Imagination Over Impressions

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Milo and his big sister take a long subway ride to visit their mother, who is incarcerated, in the latest collaboration from award-winning picture book duo Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson.


It Used To Be Just A Fence. It Became A Tribute To Things Lost And Found In 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

A community art exhibit in suburban Maryland asked residents to consider a simple question: What have you lost, and what have you found in 2020?


San Antonio Food Bank Doubled Service In 2020

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Food banks have seen demand climb dramatically this year. Eric Cooper of the San Antonio Food Bank talks about how additional federal dollars could make a difference to his clients.


Misty Copeland Celebrates Ballet's Beautiful Friendships In 'Bunheads'

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Copeland hopes her book will help young dancers feel comfortable in the studio and on the stage. She says illustrator Setor Fiadzigbey channeled "superhero energy" into dancers leaping off the page.


A New Picture Book Reminds Black Sons: You Are 'Every Good Thing'

Saturday, October 24, 2020

When Derrick Barnes began writing children's books 15 years ago, he didn't see Black kids — boys in particular — depicted in positive, affirming ways. His latest book is called I Am Every Good Thing.


This Book Teaches Kids 'How To Solve A Problem' Like A Rock Climber Would

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Nineteen-year-old Ashima Shiraishi may be one of the most talented rock climbers in the world, but lofty titles aside, she wants kids to know that most of climbing — and life — is "just falling."


This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe'

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Before he became an astrophysicist, Ray Jayawardhana was just a kid, looking up at the night sky with his father. "I remember being awed," he says. He's written a book called Child of the Universe.


Want To Adopt A Dog? First Ask Yourself: Can You Still Commit Post-Pandemic?

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Many people stuck at home are interested in adopting a dog. Rescue groups and shelters want them to really consider if they can still commit to being a dog owner after they return to the workplace.


How To Say No: 'Anti-Guru' Sarah Knight Suggests You Do Less And Live More

Sunday, May 03, 2020

Knight has written a series of books about "mental decluttering" — her latest is called F*ck No! "Most people will take no for an answer much more easily than you think they will," she says.


A Little Girl Didn't Like Her 'Bedtime Bonnet,' So Mom Wrote A Book To Help

Sunday, April 26, 2020

When Nancy Redd was a kid, she was embarrassed by the bonnet she wore over her hair every night. "I didn't want my daughter growing up with that same shame," she says.


A Haunting Home Movie Inspired Lois Lowry To Write 'On The Horizon'

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The film, made in 1939 or 1940, shows Lowry as a child playing on the beach, with a ship in the distance. She later learned it was the USS Arizona, which sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor.


A D.C. Distillery Switches From Rum To Hand Sanitizer

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Cotton & Reed is one of many distilleries using their alcohol to make hand sanitizer to help ease serious shortages during the coronavirus outbreak.


Behold: The Magic Of Take Your Child To Work Night

Saturday, March 14, 2020

As a kid, Helena Ku Rhee used to tag along with her parents as they cleaned law offices overnight. She's now a lawyer herself, and has written The Paper Kingdom, about a boy and his janitor parents.