Before Tony Alva and Jay Adams were skateboarding legends, before the Beastie Boys went mainstream and before Fugazi was a post-punk icon, photographer Glen Friedman captured their lives on film.
By PBS NewsHour
Young adult literature has become a booming business and one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years, with more than 715 million books sold in 2013 -- mostly to adults. NewsHour Weekend's Tracy Wholf reports.
By Victoria Fleischer
Over the summer, The American Scholar published two lists of the 100 best American novels from 1770-1985. We've combined the lists and we're asking: which ones have you read? Which books are missing? And which books published since the mid…
By Ariel Min
As Labor Day winds to an end and the rigors of school and work encroach upon us, we here at the PBS NewsHour thought it would be nice to share some of the books that we've been reading this summer.
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In author Eugene Rogan’s forthcoming book, The Fall of the Ottomans, Rogan writes about a small and relatively unknown prisoner-of-war camp called Halbmondlager, or ‘Half Moon Camp’ that was specifically designed for Muslim captives.
By Margaret Myers
Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid era, has died at the age of 90.
By Anne Azzi Davenport
Jeffrey Brown visits the Library of Congress to explore what rebuilding Thomas Jefferson's vast book collection can teach us about the very roots of the United States.
By Kyla Calvert Mason
According to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics published this week, pediatricians should tell parents of young children about the importance of reading to their child everyday, starting in infancy and continuing until the child is at…
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