August 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.
August 14, 2010 It's not often that a book can cover World War I in less than 200 pages, but critic Jonathan Hunt says Russell Freedman has succeeded admirably. Amid the epic sweep of world events, Freedman never loses sight of the smaller moments of human drama.
October 8, 2007 Most of us were taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. Yet it is far from clear cut. There are alternative theories about who got here first — some well-documented, others much more flimsy in their scholarship. A new book probes their merits.
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