Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: ‘Automating Inequality’: Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

‘Automating Inequality’: Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable
Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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NPR News: ‘Only Child’: A Story of Loss, Grief And Hope

‘Only Child’: A Story of Loss, Grief And Hope
Rhiannon Navin’s Only Child, a novel about the aftermath of a school shooting came out shortly before a fatal school shooting in Florida. NPR’s Michel Martin talks to Navin about overcoming tragedy.

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NPR News: ‘Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories’ From A Self-Proclaimed ‘Strange Woman’

‘Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories’ From A Self-Proclaimed ‘Strange Woman’
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill about Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, her new collection of dark, whimsical fantasies.

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NPR News: In ‘Down The River,’ Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

In ‘Down The River,’ Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities
NPR’s Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.

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NPR News: ‘Piecing Me Together’ Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen

‘Piecing Me Together’ Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen
Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school.

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NPR News: In ‘Freshwater,’ A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves

In ‘Freshwater,’ A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves
Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel follows the spiritually receptive student, Ada. The author pulls from her own experience with what she says “is like a cloud of selves that are shifting.”

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NPR News: Love Is All Around — Everyday — In ‘Rookie On Love’

Love Is All Around — Everyday — In ‘Rookie On Love’
“When we talk about love … it’s usually always referring to romantic partnerships. And I knew that I didn’t want this book to just be about that,” editor Tavi Gevinson says of the new anthology.

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