The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is bringing more than 500 authors and thousands of fans together for a weekend-long celebration of reading.
By News Desk
Parents and teachers are committed to the same goal of helping a child become a successful reader, but the classroom isn’t structured in a way where a child gets consistent individual attention. That’s where a parent can step in.
By Larisa Epatko
Author Ann Patchett says "admitting that I’m incapable of multitasking was an important first step."…
By Ann Patchett
It’s a four-room warehouse where anyone can walk in, take as many books as they want and walk out. There’s no cash register and no clerk, just rows and rows of free books for anyone who wants them.
By Michael Boulter
By Elizabeth Flock
If summer is the time for escape reading, fall may be a great time to "re-engage" with thought-provoking books about politics, identity, life after a hurricane and the role of technology in our lives.
By PBS NewsHour
Books “make people who are not like us more human,” says Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. She grew up loving books and their ability to make readers more empathetic to unfamiliar ideas and characters, even when…
By PBS NewsHour
What were the best books of 2016? Best-selling authors Jacqueline Woodson and Daniel Pink shared their favorites on our show, but we couldn't fit all their picks. Here are 4 more favorites.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new scanner, developed by engineers at MIT and Georgia Tech, can read a book without cracking the cover.
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college.
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