Jun 24, 2014 — This story in the "Book Your Trip" series features NPR TV critic Eric Deggans on two books turned TV shows about civil rights: PBS's Freedom Summer and Hallmark Channel's The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
Jun 17, 2014 — Remember maps? A lot of these writers do. They use them to drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Tangier to Cape Town, and Xinjiang, China, to New Delhi, among other places.
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.
Jun 13, 2013 — Looking for a great read for a kid age 9-14? Here are all the titles our kids' book club has read since we launched in 2011. We revisit classics like Black Beauty and The Phantom Tollbooth and explore new stories like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Graveyard Book.
Apr 22, 2013 — Most Americans think of prejudice as animosity toward people in other groups. But two psychologists argue that unconscious bias — often in the form of giving some people special treatment — is the way prejudice largely works in America today.
Jan 26, 2012 — A road trip from Michigan to Alabama places the Watson family in Birmingham in 1963, just as racial tensions are roiling. Christopher Paul Curtis draws upon his own experiences growing up in the 1960s for this Newbery Honor-winning novel.
Dec 20, 2011 — Christopher Paul Curtis tells the story of a Michigan family traveling south to Alabama during the height of the civil rights movement. Curtis composed the novel in his head while working on automobile assembly lines in Flint, Mich.
Jun 29, 2007 — In The Araboolies of Liberty Street, Sam Swope introduced readers to the tyrannical General Pinch and Mrs. Pinch, and their "enemies," the fun-loving and free-wheeling Araboolies. A new musical based on the book debuts Saturday.
Dec 14, 2005 — Day to Day reporter Karen Grigsby Bates, doing double duty as literary editor, shares her list of books that would make great gifts for the holidays.
Nov 21, 2005 — Julia and her friend Patrick come up with a unique project for their 4-H-like club, ultimately better connecting them to their community and Julia to her Korean heritage. Children's librarian Maria Salvadore recommends this title in her roundup of holiday titles for kids.