Jul 9, 2012 — Being a positive role model is usually a part of a teacher's job description, but author Jennifer Miller knows not everyone lives up to that standard. She recommends three books about educators who lead students astray. Do you have a favorite book about a teacher? Tell us in the comments.
Sep 10, 2011 — Whether they depict school as a magical memory or a torture chamber, books about students are as varied as authors. We list five of our favorites and invite you to offer yours.
Jul 13, 2011 — This Friday the credits will roll on the phenomenon that is Harry Potter. As fans prepare to graduate from the series of books and movies, they're left to wonder what the future will hold. NPR intern Annie Ropeik prepared her postgrad reading list with three books for the mature Harry Potter fan.
May 28, 2008 — Diana Abu-Jaber admits that she used to think of mysteries and thrillers as "silly summertime reading, all about suspense and action." But, she says, not all thrillers are cut from the same cloth. She presents her list of smart murder mysteries.
Jul 11, 2006 — There are some books that are so good that you just can't get on with your life until you've turned the last page. Nancy Pearl offers books that make it tempting to call in sick just to be able to read to the end without stopping.
Jun 23, 2006 — Read from The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, selected by librarian Nancy Pearl in her annual summer roundup of "books worth calling in sick for" for Morning Edition.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Little Friend by Donna Tartt. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Secret History by Donna Tartt. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.