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How To Hook Kids On Books? Try Poetry

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:21am

Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander's newest effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy, that's written in verse. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that poetry is a surefire way to reach kids.

A Spanish Comic Book Exposes Franco's Orphanages

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:00am

Carlos Giménez's graphic novel Paracuellos is an unflinching memoir of his time in the orphanages of Franco's Spain; it makes the experiences of a few boys in the 1950s inescapably universal.

Jimmy V, Coach K And Dean Smith: The 3 Legends Of N.C. Basketball

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:22pm

Sports columnist John Feinstein talks about his new book, The Legends Club, which follows the rivalry and friendship between three of college basketball's biggest coaches in the '80s.

'I Think That I Shall Never See, A Poem As Lovely As ... One On ATC'

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 3:54pm

For National Poetry Month, All Things Considered asked listeners to tweet poems of their own — including the rhyme that tops this story. The plot thickened when a high school English class jumped in.

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