High school students
Jun 14, 2014 — Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican calls his debut novel a mix between Fight Club and The Breakfast Club.
Feb 20, 2013 — There are an increasing number of LGBT characters in mainstream superhero comics — but visibility isn't everything. NPR's comic-book guy Glen Weldon has a roundup of manga and independent graphic novels that offer a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of LGBT life.
Jul 5, 2012 — In fiction, Erin Morgenstern conjures star-crossed magicians, Rachel DeWoskin revisits the horrors of high school, and Dean Bakopoulos' widower pursues new love. In nonfiction, James Carroll visits the real and imagined Jerusalem.
Apr 6, 2012 — Photographer Mary Ellen Mark has taken a kitschy tradition and made it artful.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of One Mississippi: A Novel by Mark Childress. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 21, 2011 — If there wasn't a spot for you at the cool table in the cafeteria, fear not: In her new book, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, Alexandra Robbins argues that the teen losers of today are the adult success stories of tomorrow.
May 11, 2011 — Rachel DeWoskin's novel follows a gutsy 16-year-old girl navigating her way at a new performing arts high school. The book is a distinctive addition to the already packed library of coming-of-age stories.
Jul 28, 2010 — Hotels, pools, beaches, airplanes: all good places to ignite a summer fling — or read about one. Here are six recent titles that will let you explore, from the safety of your deck chair, our human capacity for ecstasy and pain.