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'The Ballad Of Black Tom' Offers A Tribute To And Critique Of Lovecraft

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Nancy Jo Sales interviewed more than 200 teenage girls about their social media and Internet habits while researching her book American Girls. Knopf hide caption

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Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

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'The Martian' Started As A Self-Published Book

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Comedian Ben Bailey Smith Weaves Rapping Into Children's Book

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A Writer-Engineer's Historical Fiction Hack: Add Dragons

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'Imbeciles' Explores Legacy Of Eugenics In America

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Austin Reed was an indentured servant who set fire to his employer's farmhouse after he was whipped for "idleness." Reed was sent to The House of Refuge, the nation's first juvenile reformatory, and later sentenced to serve in New York's Auburn State Prison (above) in 1840. Courtesy of Penguin Random House hide caption

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Written Behind Bars, This 1850s Memoir Links Prisons To Plantations

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Where's The Color In Kids' Lit? Ask The Girl With 1,000 Books (And Counting)

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The books to be published by Salaam Reads are intended to appeal to Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Social Media And Teenage Girls: Not Your Mother's Adolescence

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Muhammad Ali, world heavyweight boxing champion, stands with Malcolm X (left) outside the Trans-Lux Newsreel Theater in New York in 1964. AP hide caption

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Muhammad Ali And Malcolm X: A Broken Friendship, An Enduring Legacy

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