Revisit and Remember the Obama White House With These 11 Books

n these uncertain times, many of us look back on the Obama presidency and strive to relive and remember the years when he sat...

New Kids’ Books Put A Human Face On The Refugee Crisis

NOEL KING, HOST: Literature often reflects the times in which we live. And there's a recent trend in literature for young people that deals with...

New Brooklyn Public Library branch on the books

For the first time in 35 years, a brand-new branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is, well, on the books. It will be the...

Books on Famine, Factories Vie for $75,000 History Prize

LONDON (AP) — A STORY of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the...

Book vending machines installed across US by French publisher

'You don’t know what you are going to get. Who knows? Maybe you press a button and get a story written by your neighbour' Stories...

Olga Tokarczuk’s Book ‘Flights’ Is Taking Off

The Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk had to wait until she was 28 to receive a passport and make her first trip abroad. Like many...

Geneology-based books can be entertaining

How many times have you picked up a genealogy book and found it entertaining? They just aren’t usually the types of things that you would...

Fruit of Knowledge by Liv Strömquist review – eye-poppingly informative

Witty, clever and angry, this book about the suppression of female sexuality is fantastically acute How I loved reading Liv Strömquist’s Fruit of Knowledge. Mostly,...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Out With 2 New Books

The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write....

On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq

C. J. Chivers, a senior writer for The New York Times and a former Marine infantry officer, begins his new book with a description...

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U.S. Secretary of Education coming to Bay District Schools

The U.S. Secretary of Education will be in Panama City Monday. Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressman Neal Dunn will visit Cedar Grove, which has been...

DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen

The US Department of Homeland Security has published a new proposed rule that would make people ineligible for US citizenship if their credit-scores were poor. Notionally, the...

Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

BLACK STUDENTS WHO HAVE just one black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college – and...

Scuttlebiz: What if Georgia’s low education ‘ranking’ is wrong?

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Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction

Discovering where people find meaning in life is a challenging task. One way is to give them an opportunity to write, in their own...