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Jason Reynolds is an award-winning author and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. This hour, Jason speaks with Manoush about reaching kids through stories that let them feel understood.(Image credit: James J. Reddington)
Former NFL player and NPR commentator Tim Green has been battling ALS since 2018. While his physical condition deteriorates, his mind remains sharp. He's written a new novel called: Final Season.
Amanda Jayatissa's My Sweet Girl is a twisty psychological thriller — but also a nuanced examination of identity as its Sri Lankan American heroine struggles with a murder that may not have happened.(Image credit: Berkley)
Whitehead says his latest novel was inspired by his love of heist movies. The story centers on a furniture store owner who has a side hustle trafficking in stolen goods. (Image credit: Chris Close/Penguin Random House)
In her new novel, In the Country of Others, Leila Slimani explores what it means to be an outsider. Her characters fight to establish their own identities while their country, Morocco, does the same.(Image credit: Penguin Random House/Catherine Helie)
The longlist nominees for this year's National Book Awards are being announced over the course of the next few days — we'll have them all right here in a continuously updated post.(Image credit: Piotr Wytrążek)
Historian Fernando Cervantes marshals an enormous array of primary and secondary sources to tell the story of the decades that followed Christopher Columbus' arrival to the New World.(Image credit: Viking)
NPR's A Martínez speaks with Washington Post reporter Isaac Stanley-Becker about the details of a new book on former President Trump by Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
California's governor survives a recall election. A new book details concerns during the final days of the Trump administration. And, health care workers' burnout could be affecting patient care.
The versatile novelist moves away from the heavier themes that won him a brace of Pulitzer Prizes in Harlem Shuffle, a heist caper starring a mostly-upright furniture salesman with a criminal streak.(Image credit: Doubleday)
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