If you are feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, read the story of someone else who has been there.
The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism annually honors a journalist whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. Meet this year’s shortlist, with a few words from the committee members.
“Don’t stop now. Go ahead! Be readers all of your lives. And don’t forget, librarians and teachers can help you find the right books to read.” We couldn’t agree more, Beverly Cleary. Happy birthday, and thanks for all you’ve given us.
Author Gay Talese stirred the ire of the Internet on Saturday when he reportedly couldn't name a single woman writer who inspired him... so we gave him some suggestions in journalism.
If you are wondering how this group got to the point of being organized, strategic, and growing steadily in numbers, these journalists can help you sort it all out.
The Little Prince, a novella, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery was first published on April 6, 1943. If you read and loved it, here are a few other titles that are fantastic, magical, whimsical, perfect for the 9-12 year old set, and also feature princes.
Our staff recommends some primers to help kids feel a part of the election buzz.
At our March Open Book Night readers recommended a wide variety of books by favorite women authors, from contemporary fiction to older favorites, even questioning the authorship of a great classic of Western literature.
Batman vs Superman marks the first time the two heroes have appeared in a live action film together. The story in the film does not come from any particular comic but there were some that provided inspiration, so read them and brush up on your hero knowledge!
Several great female memoirs have been published since Patti Smith's phenomenally successful Just Kids. Here's to the rise of the female rock memoir.
Eleven books for readers of all ages.
In honor of Robert Frost’s birthday, we asked our book experts for a twist on the poet’s infamous line: What’s a children’s book that deals with exhaustion, parental or otherwise?
Urban gardening books that’ll help you grow some plants even if a sprawling tomato seedling won’t fit in your studio.
We have been seeing some wonderful new picture books on our shelves recently. Here are a few of our favorites:
Spring titles are still on the horizon, but already we are seeing some wonderful new middle grade fiction titles. Here are a few we think are exceptional.
What would Harry Potter look like with iPhones instead of owls? Or Romeo and Juliet, if Juliet could have texted “brb, not rly dead”?
Young-adult fiction is rich with young women who investigate crimes, solve mysteries, and apprentice in magical archives.
March is women's history month: a time to reflect on the lives and accomplishments of women and their contributions in history and in contemporary society. Who better to honor this March than history's influential feminists?
Happy International Women's Day! We've compiled a list of powerful women who helped fight for women's rights.
Eight to 12 year olds are prime candidates for fun detective stories—and Nancy Drew isn’t the only game in town anymore! So we’ve compiled a list of series starring girl sleuths, for kids of any gender.