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Scholastic

The 'I Survived' Books Are Perfect Reads For An Anxious Age

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks on March 2 during a press conference to discuss the first positive case of coronavirus in New York state. Angela Weiss /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In 'American Crisis,' New York Gov. Cuomo Gives Halftime Review Of Pandemic Response

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A volunteer loads food into a cart at a mobile pantry in Detroit in April 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an uptick in the demand at food banks. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images hide caption

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'This Is An Opportunity': Fareed Zakaria On 'Lessons For A Post-Pandemic World'

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James Baldwin poses while at home in Saint Paul de Vence, South of France during September of 1985. Ulf Andersen/Getty Images hide caption

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Throughline: James Baldwin's Fire

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Penguin Press

In 'Missionaries,' Phil Klay Explores How 'Wars Bleed Into Each Other'

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The New Press

Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o Says Prison Formed Him As A Writer

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Atria/One Signal Publishers

For Poet Maggie Smith, An Ending Was The Beginning Of Her New Book

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Poet Louise Glück received the the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2016. On Wednesday, Glück was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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