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From left: Gloria Amaya, José Amaya, Silvia Gómez, and Alicia Villanueva, the founder of Tamales Los Mayas. A graduate of La Cocina's program for food entrepreneurs, Villanueva now provides catering to scores of Bay Area companies each month, and her tamales are sold in Northern California Whole Foods stores. Eric Wolfinger hide caption

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The Food Business Incubator That Helps Immigrant Women Pursue The American Dream

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Clockwise from top left: Alexandra Petri, Guy Branum, Samantha Irby and Aparna Nancherla are judges for this 2019 NPR Summer Reader Poll. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images, Mindy Tucker, Eva Blue and Anna Webber/Getty Images hide caption

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A Very Happy 50th Birthday To 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

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LOL — This Year's Summer Reader Poll Is All About Funny Books

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Linda Fairstein, seen at an event in New York City in 2004, parlayed her fame as a prosecutor into a prolific run as a crime novelist. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images hide caption

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The sign for a Barnes & Noble bookstore hangs above the entrance to one of its locations in Brooklyn earlier this year. The book retailer and Elliott Management Corp. announced Friday that they have agreed to a sale price of about $683 million. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Tayari Jones speaks onstage at the Women In The World Summit earlier this year in in New York City. On Wednesday, Jones' novel An American Marriage won the prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction. Mike Coppola/Getty Images hide caption

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Tony Horwitz, seen hitchhiking in Australia in 1986, wrote about the experience later in his book One for the Road: Hitchhiking Through the Australian Outback. Horwitz, who would go on to win the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, died Monday at the age of 60. Philip Wayne Lock/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina, seen here during a January 2014 interview in Nairobi, has died at the age of 48. A founder of the Nairobi-based literary network Kwani?, Wainaina had come out as gay in a country where homosexuality was illegal. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Novelist Herman Wouk, pictured here in 1955, wrote about a variety of subjects, including World War II, the publishing world and a fictional Caribbean island. Fred Stein Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Herman Wouk, 'The Jackie Robinson Of Jewish American Fiction,' Dies At 103

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In 'Once More We Saw Stars,' Grief And Love Together

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Mahlana Graham — champion from the U.S. Virgin Islands — recites at this year's Poetry Out Loud competition. James Kegley hide caption

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These High Schoolers Have A Passion For 'Poetry Out Loud'

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Melinda Gates at a panel discussion in New York in February. She is the author of a new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. John Lamparski/Getty Images hide caption

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Melinda Gates On Marriage, Parenting And Why She Made Bill Drive The Kids To School

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April is National Poetry Month. From left to right, poets: Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar, Ada Limon, Hieu Minh Nguyen and Ashley M. Jones. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month

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Anthony Burgess poses for a photograph in 1973, two years after the release of the film adaptation of A Clockwork Orange — and right around the time he was working on the recently unearthed manuscript. AP hide caption

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