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 16, 2012 — Strong women abound in the media, but author Diana Lopez favors those who don't have inhuman courage, futuristic gadgets and superpowers. She recommends three books about average girls who are pushed to their limits. Who is your favorite fighting heroine? Tell us in the comments.
Mar 27, 2007 — Natalie Moore and Natalie Hopkinson discuss their book Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.
Jan 25, 2006 — Writer Norah Vincent went undercover as a gender spy. She dressed as a man, glued bits of stubble to her jaw, joined an all-male bowling league, went to strip clubs, a monastery and even went on dates. Vincent talks about the book that resulted: Self-Made Man.
Nov 9, 2005 — In today's sexual politics, are women equal — and are men even needed? That's the question New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd asks in her new book, 'Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide'.
Jun 25, 2005 — Wesley Stace's first novel, Misfortune, started its life as a song. That's because the author is known first and foremost as singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding. Stace tells Scott Simon about the book and his music.
Jun 24, 2005 — Sometimes you need a big book that you can really sink your teeth into, and this Dickensian romp has it all: eccentric characters, scheming relatives, triumphs, tragedies, and through it all, a protagonist you won't soon forget.
Dec 9, 2004 — Commentator Michael Eric Dyson talks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about the book Closer To Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South. Dyson says the new book gives focus to the subtle ways African-American women resisted slavery.