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By Elizabeth Flock
Author Madeline Miller reimagined a reviled minor goddess from the "Odyssey" into a powerful figure who finds herself through hard work and dedication.
By Jeffrey Brown
By Paul Solman
Author and illustrator Mo Willems has sold millions of children’s books and created beloved characters, including the Pigeon, Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant and Piggie. Now he’s the Kennedy Center’s first education artist-in-residence, making new kinds of work for both kids…
As the year draws to a close, PBS NewsHour staff members suggest some of the books that made them slow down and enjoy reading this year.
Richard Powers, author of our November pick for the NewsHour-New York Times book club, Now Read This, joins Jeffrey Brown to answer reader questions on “The Overstory,” and Jeff announces the December book selection.
Democratic strategist and NewsHour analyst Karine Jean-Pierre has written a book, “Moving Forward,” in which she shares her experiences growing up as the eldest child of Haitian immigrants. Jean-Pierre sits down with Judy Woodruff to discuss her parents’ pursuit of…
In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowledgeable about the past -- so…
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
Finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards were chosen by panels of authors, critics, booksellers and others in the literary community. Publishers submitted more than 1,700 books for consideration.
By Associated Press
The books will be overseen in part by Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the initiator of the “1619 Project,” and by Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine.
The American chestnut tree, once the dominant tree throughout much of the Eastern United States, bore richly nutritious and sweet-tasting nuts before it was almost entirely wiped out.
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