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— Helen Keller
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- Book News: 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' Author Doris Pilkington Garimara Dies
Also: a poem by Michele Glazer; the best books coming out this week. [Mon, April 21]
- Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History
It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises. [Sun, April 20]
- 'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time
NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present. [Sun, April 20]
- Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle
The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval. [Sun, April 20]
- BBC Icon Finds Children's Adventure In An Element Hunter
Simon Mayo, a veteran broadcaster for the BBC, has written a series of children's books about a boy obsessed with the periodic table. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the latest, Itch Rocks. [Sun, April 20]