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Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Sameer A. Khan hide caption

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Lorraine Hansberry: Radiant, Radical — And More Than 'Raisin'

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The 'Shadowlands' Of Southeast Asia's Illicit Networks: Meth, Dancing Queens And More

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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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In 'Fortress America,' Examining How Fear Crept Into American Life

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Rep. John Lewis stands in the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library in Nashville, Tenn. The American Library Association announced Monday that the Georgia Democrat received four prizes Monday for March: Book Three, the last of a graphic trilogy about his civil rights activism and winner last fall of a National Book Award. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Jozef Jason, 7, reads a book to Ryan Griffin at the Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Mich., as part of the barbershop's literacy program. Keith Jason/Courtesy of Keith Jason hide caption

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Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

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Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top

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In the world of books and literature, "diversity" has recently become hotly debated, along with other cultural and media spheres. Though a few writers of color seem to be getting more shine, the demographics of those working behind the scenes in publishing remain almost entirely white. malerapaso/Getty Images hide caption

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Terry McMillan accepts the award for outstanding literary work, fiction, for Getting to Happy at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards in 2011 in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

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