BOOK REVIEW: 'The Education of Kevin Powell' by Kevin Powell

You never knew what you didn't have.

Writing Contest Kicks Off Its Fifth Cycle

For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Library of Congress, in conjunction with a bevy of public and school libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, is hosting "A Book that Shaped Me," a summer essay-writing contest that allows rising fifth- and ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Gilded Years' by Karin Tanabe

Always be true to yourself — unless, as in the new book "The Gilded Years" by Karin Tanabe, temporarily living a lie could change your future.

BOOK REVIEW: 'We Are Charleston' by Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., Ph.D., and Marjory Wentworth

There are, say the authors, two Charlestons in South Carolina.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare' by Gene Barretta

You’re not the only kid in the world who likes ice cream.

BOOK REVIEW: '83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson' by Matt Richards and Mark Langthorne

They say you’ll always remember where you were when you hear of certain tragedies, and “83 Minutes” takes you there again.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Running With the Champ' by Tim Shanahan (with Chuck Crisafulli)

Two heads are better than one, and in the new book "Running With the Champ" by Tim Shanahan (with Chuck Crisafulli), so are four feet.

BOOK REVIEW: 'I Almost Forgot About You' by Terry McMillan

In every love life, there's always The One That Got Away. It just didn't work out then, but now…? In the new novel, "I Almost Forgot about You" by Terry McMillan, he'll never get away twice.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Chasing Perfection' by Andy Glockner

Analytics for basketball is a big business.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation' by Natalie Y. Moore

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Trombone Shorty' by Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Lately, you’ve played air guitar to a Prince song, and were a drummer on your kitchen table. If your kids caught your love of music, they might likewise dream the dreams found inside the award-winning “Trombone Shorty."

BOOK REVIEW: 'On the Origins of Sports' by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine

Rules are rules and in sports, you have to follow them. But why are games played like that, with different balls and a field of certain size? "On the Origins of Sports" by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine explains those ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brown is the New White' by Steve Phillips

Your vote matters. At least that's what they tell you, but you have your doubts. But as you'll see in "Brown is the New White" by Steve Phillips, you are more powerful than you think.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Little Shaq Takes a Chance' by Shaquille O’Neal, Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III

You know what you like, you know what you don't — and there are plenty of things that fall into the last category. But, as in the new book "Little Shaq Takes a Chance" by Shaquille O'Neal, unless you try ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Blackbirds' by Eric Jerome Dickey

You and your girls are birds of a feather. While you happily sing each other's praises, you would never open your beak to spill their secrets. Then again, as in the new book "The Blackbirds" by Eric Jerome Dickey, you ...