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BOOK REVIEW: 'The American Plate' by Libby H. O'Connell, Ph.D.

You've got a lot on your plate this month, in more ways than one. And in "The American Plate" by Libby H. O’Connell, you'll learn the stories our food can tell.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing the Way We Think about Work, Community, and the Good Life' by Chris Farrell

Retirement would be great. It would stretch out for years, a horizon with no alarm clock and no deadlines. What will you do with it? Chances are, says author Chris Farrell, you'll go to work, believe it or not.

BOOK REVIEW: 'A Light Shines in Harlem: New York's First Charter School and the Movement it Led' by Mary C. Bounds, foreword by Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

What if the school your child attended was subpar? What would you do to ensure that he had the best learning atmosphere possible? As you'll see in "A Light Shines in Harlem" by Mary C. Bounds, it was a question ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me' by Yamma Brown with Robin Gaby Fisher

Throughout your life, your dad taught you a lot. Without Dad's influence, there'd be a lot of knowledge you'd be without, but in the new book "Cold Sweat," you'll see that there was one legacy Yamma Brown wishes her father ...

Southeast Woman Pens Children's Book, Song

As a little girl growing up in Southeast D.C., Darla Davenport-Powell loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons and children's shows. However, it wasn't long before Davenport-Powell realized a fact that saddened her.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Justice While Black' by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles

You have the right to remain silent, but you also have the right to speak up — which is precisely one of the things you don't want to do if you're arrested. In "Justice While Black" by Robbin Shipp, Esq., ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End' by Atul Gawande

If you're a caretaker for an elderly relative or if you ever plan on growing old yourself and want to maintain quality of life, this book is an absolute must-read.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Kids Who are Changing the World' by Anne Jankeliowitch, Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Not all kids will clamor for this book, but ecology-minded 10- to 15-year-olds will surely be inspired by it.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories' by Terrence Holt

It's always that way with a new job. Nobody's born knowing how to work, and learning to be proficient takes time, patience and training. In the new book "Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories" by Terrence Holt, it also takes determination, ...

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Fashion Book' by DK Publishing

We're supposed to change the content of our closet every few months then, but why? To understand, you need to know the history of fashion.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Cosby: His Life and Times' by Mark Whitaker

For many years, you spent every Thursday night in the living room of a friend — and you never left your easy chair.

BOOK REVIEW: 'In Remembrance of Emmett Till' by Darryl Mace

What, exactly, can you say about tragedy? Plenty, as you'll see in the book "In Remembrance of Emmett Till" by Darryl Mace, and the strongest words come from influential places.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Endangered' by Jean Love Cush

In the new book “Endangered” by Jean Love Cush, who’s going to save young black men?

BOOK REVIEW: 'The Biology of Beating Stress' by Jeanne Ricks

These days, antacids are your most efficient office assistant. Aspirin is your co-worker. Sodium bicarbonate, your best friend. You need "The Biology of Beating Stress" by Jeanne Ricks.

BOOK REVIEW: 'No Saints around Here: A Caregiver's Days' by Susan Allen Toth

Pick up "No Saints around Here" and you'll notice something: holding it in your hands is like grasping a half-pound of pure ache.

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