• 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

  • May 3, 2011   BY Molly Finnegan  

    A roundup of NewsHour conversations with writers over the last decade about books that address, directly and indirectly, how 9/11, Osama bin Laden and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have influenced how we live today.
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  • May 2, 2011   BY Tom LeGro 

    As the world processes the news that Sept. 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. military operation in Pakistan, we collected some of the most insightful and informative pieces of reading on the terror leader — his … Continue reading

  • March 23, 2011   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    In New York on Tuesday, federal Judge Danny Chin overturned a settlement between Google and the national trade organizations that represent American authors and publishers which dictates terms of a massive book digitalization project, led by Google.
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