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.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 7, 2010 — When it was published in 1960, Harper Lee's modest novel helped Americans think differently about race. Now, 50 years later, To Kill a Mockingbird still resonates in a much-changed America. NPR's Lynn Neary examines the lasting impact of Scout Finch and her father, Atticus — a lawyer who defends a black man unjustly accused of rape.
Jun 18, 2009 — In celebration of Father's Day, here are three enthralling books about a few different dads — not all of whom know best.
Sep 1, 2007 — When three Duke lacrosse players were wrongfully indicted for raping a black stripper in 2006, there was a stampede by the media, members of Duke faculty and one overzealous prosecutor to prove them guilty, say authors Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson. They investigate the case in their new book, Until Proven Innocent.
Jun 29, 2007 — Mike Pressler was dumped as Duke's lacrosse coach when rape charges were filed against three of his players. But the charges were dropped and the prosecutor in the case was disbarred. Now, Pressler is coaching again and has written a book.