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A Teen Faces Colorism At School And At Home In 'Genesis Begins Again'

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Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., announced on Jan. 23 that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The Youngest 2020 Candidate Pushes A Platform Of 'Inter-Generational Justice'

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Stephanie Land says that cleaning houses gave her an intimate knowledge of the homeowners: "I knew them by the imprints they left in their bed. I knew them by the ring of coffee from their coffee mug that was always in the same place." Nicol Biesek/Hachette hide caption

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In 'Maid,' A Single Mother Finds 'No Way' To Make It On Minimum Wage

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's new book, Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics details his history with New Jersey politics and thoughts on the Trump administration. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Chris Christie: There Is No One With More Influence Over Trump Than Jared Kushner

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"There's just so much beneath the streets of New York City that people walking around on the surface don't ever think about," journalist Will Hunt says. His new book is Underground. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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'Underground' Digs Up The Secrets Of Hidden Communities Around The World

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Henry Winkler, who has dyslexia, has spent his life struggling to read books. "It never dawned on me that I would have my name on a book," Winkler tells NPR's Michel Martin. Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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Dyslexia Made Henry Winkler Feel 'Stupid' For Years. Now, He's A Best-Selling Author

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'99 Nights In Logar' Is An Afghan Adventure Told In Nested Stories

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Who Ran The Numbers Racket? Mom

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Tasting Food For The Führer At 'The Wolf's Table'

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'The Friend' Novelist Grapples With Suicide, Grief And Student-Teacher Relationships

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Journalist Jason Rezaian Recounts 544 Days In Iranian Prison

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Jason Rezaian speaks during the inauguration of the Washington Post headquarters on Jan. 28, 2016. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist Recounts The Absurdity And Torture Of 544 Days In Iran's Evin Prison

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'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

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"It feels like confessing a crime," Tommy Tomlinson says about revealing his weight in his new book, The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America. Courtesy of Simon & Schuster hide caption

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He Was 460 Pounds. What Confronting His Weight Taught Him About Obesity In America

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