Books & Authors

Kate DiCamillo wants to spread the joy of reading

Jan. 10, 2014

Kate DiCamillo wasn't always a writer. She started writing when she was 30 years old. It took her six years to publish, but it was her dream so she kept trying. Now, DiCamillo is the author "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "Tale of Despereaux" and she is the newly appointed National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

What Burke and Paine teach us about the roots of political division in America

Jan. 1, 2014

How and where did partisanship -- now prevalent in American politics -- originate? Judy Woodruff talks to Yuval Levin about his new book, "The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left," early instances of the divide between right and left and how we can apply lessons of history to debates today.