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- 'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness
In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House. [Mon, Jan. 16]
- 'The New Odyssey' Allows Migrants Stories To Humanize The Crisis
The Guardian's Migration Correspondent Patrick Kingsley's book The New Odyssey follows several migrants on their journeys from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa to Europe. [Sun, Jan. 15]
- How To Tell A Story Through Emails
Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a funny and sometimes icky story of twins. It's told through the twins' emails and unfolds around a lie. Author Rachel Hulin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her new novel. [Sun, Jan. 15]
- Zhou Youguang, Architect Of A Bridge Between Languages, Dies At 111
In the 1950s, the linguist — then an "amateur" — helped create a system to Romanize Chinese writing. Zhou's system helped boost literacy and diminished the linguistic divide between East and West. [Sat, Jan. 14]
- Veronica Roth's 'Carve The Mark' Is A Fantasy Inspired By Chronic Pain
The Divergent author's new series takes place in a world where everyone has a gift that reflects their personality. One character has what Roth describes as "a supernatural form of chronic pain." [Sat, Jan. 14]