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By Maea Lenei Buhre
The uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has upended the daily lives of children across the globe, leaving parents and caregivers struggling to explain the changes. Two medical students in California say their desire to help bridge that gap in understanding…
By Jeffrey Brown, Courtney Vinopal
Lauren Wilkinson, author of our June pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about “American Spy.”…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Amid dual national crises of a pandemic and outrage over racism and police brutality, books provide opportunities both to learn more and to find distraction from reality. Jeffrey Brown talks to writer Jason Reynolds, the Library of Congress’ ambassador for…
The U.S. is facing multiple competing and simultaneous challenges at home and abroad. How has the country dealt with similar periods in the past? Former defense secretary and CIA director Robert Gates has a deep familiarity with the topic. He…
By Bella Isaacs-Thomas
The myriad consequences of institutional racism is a matter of national conversation and reflection. This list is just a starting point.
Author Tayari Jones wrote the introduction to a new edition of Ann Petry's 1946 novel "The Street," our May pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This. Jones joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions about the…
Amid a global pandemic comes a novel about a global pandemic. Lawrence Wright wrote “The End of October” before the new coronavirus was discovered in China, but some of its chapters feel ripped from today’s headlines. Wright joins Jeffrey Brown…
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
More than 80 poems are included in an anthology, “Together In a Sudden Strangeness,” coming in e-book and audio formats in June.
The social distancing many Americans are practicing to slow the spread of COVID-19 is driving widespread feelings of loneliness and isolation. Into this unfamiliar experience comes a new book about relationships and community: “Together,” by former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek…
Julia Phillips, author of our April pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “Disappearing Earth,” and Jeff announces the May book selection.
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