Rep. John Lewis stands in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn. The American Library Association announced Monday that the Georgia Democrat received four prizes Monday for March: Book Three, the last of a graphic trilogy about his civil rights activism and winner last fall of a National Book Award. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Jozef Jason, 7, reads a book to Ryan Griffin at the Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Mich., as part of the barbershop's literacy program. Keith Jason/Courtesy of Keith Jason hide caption

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Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

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Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top

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In the world of books and literature, "diversity" has recently become hotly debated, along with other cultural and media spheres. Though a few writers of color seem to be getting more shine, the demographics of those working behind the scenes in publishing remain almost entirely white. malerapaso/Getty Images hide caption

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Terry McMillan accepts the award for outstanding literary work, fiction, for Getting to Happy at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in 2011 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

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One of the oldest works in one of the world's oldest libraries is a 9th century Quran written on leather with kufic calligraphy, at the Qarawiyyin Library, in Fez, Morocco. Samia Errazouki/AP hide caption

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The Delicate Task Of Restoring One Of The World's Oldest Libraries

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How To Get Kids Hooked On Books? 'Use Poetry. It Is A Surefire Way'

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

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Lisa Lucas, publisher of Guernica magazine, will take over as executive director of the National Book Foundation on March 14. Beowulf Sheehan/Courtesy of Lisa Lucas hide caption

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Paul Tang, owner of the People's Bookstore in Hong Kong, is still selling works that are critical of the Chinese leadership and are banned on the mainland. Five people in the Hong Kong book industry disappeared recently. Some have turned up in police custody on the mainland. But Tang says he isn't particularly worried about his safety. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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The Hong Kong Bookseller Who's Keeping 'Banned' Books On His Shelves

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A German edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

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