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

Lauren Tarshis's I Survived series takes kids through famous historical disasters — and more recent ones like the California wildfires. So they're perfect pandemic books for anxious little readers.

Skylight Gramatik
Muy Tranquilo Gramatik

Donnel Baird stands in front of a building where his company, BlocPower, has installed energy-saving heating and solar panels. "Solar panels aren't just for rich people, or for White people. They're for everybody," Baird says. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Fighting Climate Change, One Building At A Time

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First Instrumental Sharks Keep Moving
Jameson
Past Lives Real Estate
Song For a Dark Girl Leyla McCalla
Bluerunner Leyla McCalla

Republican National Convention protesters and counterprotesters clash at the Resist RNC 2020 protest rally at Marshall Park on Aug. 24 in Charlotte, N.C. Octavio Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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The Consequences Of Dehumanizing Language In Politics

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Mellow Dee Stan Forebee
Moon at Noon Stan Forebee
Snowdance Vanilla

Protesters rally in Washington, D.C., during the latest Women's March, demonstrations that began just after President Trump's inauguration. Carol Guzy for NPR hide caption

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Women's Marches Bring Thousands To Washington, D.C., And Cities Nationwide

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After Midnight
Grits and Gravy Marc Ferrari, Daniel May

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Isn't This A Lovely Day For A 'Top Hat' Tribute?

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Eagle When She Flies Dolly Parton
Little Sparrow Reprise Dolly Parton

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