BOOK REVIEW: 'Ticktock Banneker's Clock' by Shana Keller, Illustrated by David C. Gardner

In the new book "Ticktock Banneker's Clock" by Shana Keller, illustrated by David C. Gardner, you'll see how one really interesting project can lead to another.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives' by Gary Younge

On Nov. 23, 2013, most Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving. We were marking the anniversary of JFK's assassination and watching the weather, the news on Iraq, or the Baylor-Oklahoma State game. We were enjoying our weekend. And on that Saturday, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Life Everlasting' by Sarah Gray

In the new memoir "A Life Everlasting" by Sarah Gray, the best of news is sometimes followed by the worst.

Top Authors Thrill Fans at National Book Festival

The annual Library of Congress National Book Festival drew an estimated 200,000 people to the Walter E. Convention Center in D.C. Saturday, with more than 120 featured authors, concession stands, panel discussions, craft tables and famous book signings from celebrated ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Crossing the Thinnest Line' by Lauren Leader-Chivée

Just like every other business in America, you have good weeks and bad. You have financial feast-or-famine and you'd like more of the former than the latter. Author Lauren Leader-Chivée says she knows how you can achieve that and in ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Dream a World Anew' by the National Museum of African American History & Culture

While it’s true that familiar names are everywhere in this book — Wheatley, Turner, Douglass, Truth, Tubman — readers will also be absolutely treated to stories and mini-biographies from regular people throughout history.

Baltimore's 'Boys of Dunbar' Celebrated in New Book

In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School in Baltimore enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation, featuring a roster adorned with future NBA stars. Now, author Alejandro Danois has captured their tale in a new 246-page ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Elizabeth and Michael' by Donald Bogle

In a friendship that many called "flat-out weird" but actually does make sense, few others had so much in common as Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson.

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Full Tank Life' by Ben Tankard

At the end of the day, you're out of gas. There's nothing left in your reserves, not a drop. You're done, wondering if this is as far as you'll ever go but somehow open to new suggestions. So read "The ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White' by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld

There's no magic wand to change the things that've been on your mind lately: social issues, inequality, poverty, politics, apathy, violence. Those ills didn't arrive quickly and they won't leave quickly but, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they can be repaired.

BOOK REVIEW: 'You're the One I Want' by Shane Allison

Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you somehow, one way or another. And as you'll see in the new novel "You're the One I Want" by Shane ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'She Stood for Freedom' by Loki Mulholland, artwork by Charlotta Janssen

Speak up when something's not right, and hold your head high. Stand up for yourself and, in the new book "She Stood for Freedom," author Loki Mulholland says, stand up for others, too.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Nobody' by Marc Lamont Hill; Foreword by Todd Brewster

Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery issue that's sometimes based on all the wrong things, and in the new book "Nobody" by Marc Lamont Hill, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Brave Like Me' by Barbara Kerley

Your Mom or Dad isn't home right now. They won't be home for supper tonight, either, because they're serving their country in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. That makes you a Military Kid, which means you ...