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Poet Raymond Antrobus's parents didn't realize he was deaf until he was 7 years old. /Suki Dhanda hide caption

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'Perseverance' And Poetry Help A Writer Bridge Multiple Worlds

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Dr. Seuss Enterprises is pulling six of the author's books, saying they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote children's books as Dr. Seuss, is seen here in his La Jolla, Calif., home. James L. Amos/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Will Nico Walker Watch 'Cherry?' Probably Not

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When F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925, it didn't sell many copies. Now it's sold nearly 30 million. AP hide caption

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Opinion: 'The Great Gatsby' Enters Public Domain But It Already Entered Our Hearts

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Barry Lopez won the National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams. John W. Clark hide caption

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Barry Lopez, Acclaimed Author And Traveler Beyond Many Horizons, Dies At 75

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In 'Funny Boy,' A Young Sri Lankan Gay Man Comes Of Age As Ethnic Tensions Explode

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Latinx Authors Celebrate Children's Literature In Virtual Festival

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Pope Francis arrives at the window of his studio for the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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