Dec 18, 2013 — What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.
Aug 5, 2013 — Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Jun 4, 2008 — As a child, Emily Wylie always wanted to be a cowboy — or maybe an Indian. Though she no longer constructs teepees out of table cloths, she turns to these three books when she wants to relive her romance with the American West.
Nov 20, 2007 — Tree of Smoke, Denis Johnson's Vietnam epic, and Legacy of Ashes, Tim Weiner's critical history of the CIA, were among the winners at the 58th annual National Book Awards, held earlier this month in New York.
Nov 7, 2007 — Loriene Roy, president of the American Library Association, talks about recent works of Native American fiction during this, American Indian Heritage Month.
Sep 21, 2007 — Writer Sherman Alexie is out with his first book for young adults. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian tracks the misadventures of a young teen, Arnold Spirit, Jr., who decides to leave the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school.