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Posted: 2020-05-31 21:06:00
NPR's Michel Martin talks to Jennifer Harvey, author of Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America, about how to talk with white kids about racially-charged events.
Posted: 2020-05-31 21:06:00
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with attorney Bakari Sellers about his new memoir, My Vanishing Country.
Posted: 2020-05-31 12:02:00
This Bedtime Book Helps Kids Find Their Place In The 'Universe'
Before he became an astrophysicist, Ray Jayawardhana was just a kid, looking up at the night sky with his father. "I remember being awed," he says. He's written a book called Child of the Universe.
Posted: 2020-05-30 12:00:00
In 'Humankind,' Rutger Bregman Aims To Convince That Most People Are Good
The historian and author of Utopia for Realists says that research shows that "especially in times of crisis, we show our best selves. And we get this explosion of altruism and cooperation."
Posted: 2020-05-27 17:59:00
How The 'Lost Art' Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience
While researching his book, Breath, James Nestor participated in a study in which his nose was completely plugged for 10 days, forcing him to breathe solely through his mouth. "I felt awful,"...

Posted: 2020-05-31 11:00:00
In Meryl Wilsner's debut novel, a Hollywood showrunner and her assistant are thrust into the spotlight after an innocuous red-carpet moment prompts gossip about a relationship between the two...
Posted: 2020-05-28 18:52:00
Musician Mikel Jollett writes of his young years spent in the Synanon cult and how music helped him overcome these dark days, but misses a chance to discuss music as art and the ideas guiding...
Posted: 2020-05-27 18:09:00
A Memoir Reflects On What Happens To The 'Fairest' Of Them All
During a boyhood in the Philippines, Meredith Talusan received positive reactions to the white skin and blonde hair accompanying albinism. She found a different response as a trans woman in the...
Posted: 2020-05-26 17:13:42
'St. Christopher On Pluto' Follows The Adventures Of 2 Friends In An Old Buick
Nancy McKinley mixes screwball humor with social criticism in a collection of interlocking stories about two women who work at a mall in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Posted: 2020-05-21 11:00:02
'Brown Album' Centers On The Erasure Of Race In American Culture
Porochista Khakpour's work is strongest when she turns the lens on herself to examine how she, too, is complicit; many essays here are just too tantalizingly brief to allow space for deep analysis.