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Comic book artist Art Spiegelman said this week that the McMinn County School Board seemed to have a "myopic" focus on the potentially offensive words and limited nudity in Maus. Bertrand Langlois/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Imani Perry speaks at the Brooklyn Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in New York, on Jan. 17. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

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Want to understand the U.S.? This historian says the South holds the key

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Novelist Angeline Boulley's first book for teenagers, Firekeeper's Daughter, won multiple awards from the American Library Association this year. Amber Boulley /Macmillan Children's Publishing Group hide caption

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They didn't get the Newbery or Caldecott but these kids' authors won big this year

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'And I say, Hey! HEY!' Aardvark Arthur's wonderful new days are ending

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Wajahat Ali, author of Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American. Damon Dahlen/Huffington Post hide caption

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Author Imani Perry explores the South to reveal the soul of America

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Dave Eggers: How Can Kids Learn Human Skills in a Tech-Dominated World?

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Carl Erik Fisher, psychiatrist and author of The Urge: A History of Addiction. Beowulf Sheehan/Beowulf Sheehan hide caption

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'The Urge' says calling addiction a disease is misleading

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