Dunbar High School has a notable list of graduates, including the first black presidential Cabinet member, the first black general in the Army and several of the lawyers who argued the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Courtesy of Chicago Review Press hide caption

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In Nation's First Black Public High School, A Blueprint For Reform

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Hidden Gems: 5 Summer Books That Deserve More Fanfare

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Richard Crompton sets his novel in 2007 Nairobi, a time when a small elite held power over an impoverished, restless majority. Nigel Pavitt/JAI/Corbis hide caption

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In Nairobi, A Maasai Detective Pursues Elusive Justice

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Before Alaska, the Pilgrim family — seen here in 1992 — lived an isolated life in New Mexico's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Courtesy of Kurina Rose Hale hide caption

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A Dark Family Secret Hidden For Years In Alaska's 'Wilderness'

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Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

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Use The Books, Fans: 'Star Wars' Franchise Thrives In Print

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Clifford the Big Red Dog was one of several popular books Scholastic turned into a children's television show. Courtesy of Scholastic hide caption

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How Scholastic Sells Literacy To Generations Of New Readers

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Ex-chef Jason Sheehan fears a robotic future without the humanity of food. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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