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New Kids' Books Put A Human Face On The Refugee Crisis

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Cover of Captain Atom #78 (December 1965). Co-created by Steve Ditko, the nuclear-powered hero left a wake of ... stars? Sparkles? Glitter? ... in his fabulous wake. Glen Weldon/Private Collection hide caption

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The white clapboard farmhouse where Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote many of the books in her Little House on the Prairie novels still stands in Mansfield, Mo. Mark Schiefelbein /AP hide caption

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Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks 7 Books For Summer Reading

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Our famous Summer Reader Poll lurches to life, dripping grave-dirt and bits of glowing green, ready to hear all about your favorite horror novels and stories. What sends a shiver down your spine? Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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It's Aliiiiiive! This Year, Our Summer Reader Poll Is All About Horror

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Tommy Orange's debut novel features a wide cast of characters who are all Native American, with varying degrees of connection to the culture. He says, "I wanted to represent a range of human experience as a way to humanize Native people." Joana Toro for NPR hide caption

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Native American Author Tommy Orange Feels A 'Burden To Set The Record Straight'

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From left Bishop James Shannon, Rabbi Abraham Heschel, Dr. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington Cemetery, February 6, 1968. Charles Del Vecchio/Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Novelist and journalist Tom Wolfe believed that techniques for fiction and nonfiction should be interchangeable. "The things that work in nonfiction would work in fiction, and vice versa," he said. David Corio/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Tom Wolfe, Best-Selling Author And Genre-Breaking Journalist, Dies At 88

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In Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon,' Language Is The Key To Understanding

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Arizona Sen. John McCain attends the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. John McCain Reads From His Forthcoming Memoir, 'The Restless Wave'

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Music is integral to Arena Stage's Snow Child, and actors sometimes join the house band on their own instruments. Maria Baranova-Suzuki hide caption

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'Snow Child' Conveys Alaska's Wild Magic In Musical Form

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