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NPR News: YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real

YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real
Tomi Adeyemi’s new book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is fantasy for young adults. But the issues it’s dealing with — racism, oppression and war — are very real. And they’re not sugarcoated.

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NPR News: YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real

YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real
Tomi Adeyemi’s new book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is fantasy for young adults. But the issues it’s dealing with — racism, oppression and war — are very real. And they’re not sugarcoated.

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NPR News: Eating Crow With ‘Miss Peregrine’ — And Enjoying It

Eating Crow With ‘Miss Peregrine’ — And Enjoying It
Our kids’ books columnist Juanita Giles says she avoided the Miss Peregrine series for years because it seemed too creepy — but now she regrets all the time the books spent untouched on her shelf.

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NPR News: Encore: ‘The Undefeated,’ A New Picture Book, Celebrates Black Brilliance

Encore: ‘The Undefeated,’ A New Picture Book, Celebrates Black Brilliance
Artist Kadir Nelson was inspired by Kwame Alexander’s poem celebrating African American life, and turned it into a picture book for children. Nelson was awarded the Caldecott Medal Monday.

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NPR News: ‘The Undefeated’ Wins Caldecott Medal, While ‘New Kid’ Picks Up Newbery

‘The Undefeated’ Wins Caldecott Medal, While ‘New Kid’ Picks Up Newbery
Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson’s book won the Caldecott, the top prize for picture books, and Jerry Craft’s novel won the Newbery for kids’ books.

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NPR News: New Book Presents A ‘Secret History’ Of Nuclear War Planning In America

New Book Presents A ‘Secret History’ Of Nuclear War Planning In America
In The Bomb, journalist Fred Kaplan reveals how U.S. presidents, their advisers and generals have thought about, planned for — and sometimes narrowly avoided — nuclear war.

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NPR News: New Book Presents A ‘Secret History’ Of Nuclear War Planning In America

New Book Presents A ‘Secret History’ Of Nuclear War Planning In America
In The Bomb, journalist Fred Kaplan reveals how U.S. presidents, their advisers and generals have thought about, planned for — and sometimes narrowly avoided — nuclear war.

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