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  • August 5, 2013   BY Katelyn Polantz  

    Slide Show: A collection of cartoons that rocked art and politics. One can write a number of things about David Levine’s 1984 cartoon of Henry Kissinger, shirtless in bed, on top of an anthropomorphized globe. But seeing the cartoon is … Continue reading

  • May 29, 2013  

    Country music legend Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children’s homes. Called Imagination Library, the program started in 1996 in one one rural Tennessee county and has spread to 1,400 communities across the United States, England and Canada. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports. Continue reading

  • November 29, 2012  

    National literacy program Reach Out and Read reaches kids in a place where they are almost guaranteed to visit: the doctor’s office. Special correspondent John Merrow meets a new breed of pediatrician — part doctor, part teacher — who help parents share books with their children to improve and encourage cognitive development. Continue reading

  • November 15, 2012   BY Molly Finnegan  

    The National Book Awards were handed out at a dinner Wednesday night in New York to four new books, whose subjects ranged from life on a Native American reservation to a settlement community in Mumbai.
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  • November 8, 2012  

    National literacy program Reach Out and Read reaches kids in a place where they are almost guaranteed to visit: the doctor’s office. Special correspondent John Merrow meets a new breed of pediatrician — part doctor, part teacher — who help parents share books with their children to improve and encourage cognitive development. Continue reading

  • October 30, 2012   BY News Desk  

    Ray Suarez sat down with Charles Kesler, author of “I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism.” Watch their conversation in the video above. Kesler’s book examines liberalism in the modern political era and how President Obama … Continue reading

  • July 31, 2012  

    Walter Dean Myers is the award-winning author of over 100 books, written especially for young adults and children. His goal: to get more children reading. Jeffrey Brown reports on how reading and writing saved helped Myers as a child and his current role as Library Of Congress’ National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature. Continue reading

  • February 15, 2012   BY Video DA 

    “The Art of Google Books” is a blog that showcases errors and anomalies found in the digital pages of Google Books. Krissy Wilson, the creator of the blog and a student at the University of Florida, sifts through the scanned pages on Google Books website searching for visible signs of the digitizing process. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2011   BY Extra DA 

    The last week of September marks National Banned Books Week. Here are seven books both modern and classic that have been banned or challenged in the past decade. Each book has also been featured on the NewsHour broadcast or website. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2011  

    On Thursday, representatives of the Borders bookstore chain were in court with a plan to liquidate its remaining 399 locations as early as Friday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what’s next for bookstores, the publishing industry and bookworms with Slate’s Annie Lowrey. Continue reading

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