30 Must-Read Books by Black Authors

Celebrate black authors’ fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Remembering Cloris Leachman, 1926-2021

Read an excerpt from Cloris Leachman's 2009 autobiography.

10 African American History Books Every American Should Read

Meet extraordinary individuals; explore communities; deepen your understanding of America.

Read an Excerpt from The Genius of Impeachment

John Nichols explains why impeachment is an essential American institution.

9 Thrilling Adventure Books for Intrepid Readers

From the frozen expanse of the South Pole to the hot sands of the Sahara.

All Creatures Great and Small Is Coming to PBS Masterpiece

James Herriot's heartwarming stories get their latest adaptation.

Remembering Barry Lopez, National Book Award Winner, 1945-2020

“Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.”―Barry Lopez

6 YA Books About Being (or Dating) the First Kid

Dive in to the trials and tribulations of fictional first kids.

Recharge with 10 Books About Inspirational People

These stories will remind yourself that the world changes when one person steps up.

The Forgotten Treasure: 7 Books by Emily Hahn

The little-known author and journalist captured England and China like few others have.

7 Books About the Thrilling Game of Chess

A glimpse into the high-stakes strategy game from fantasy to nonfiction.

8 Books That Pass the Bechdel Test

Grade ‘A’ feminist works of fiction.

How Long Is a Short Story vs a Novella?

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” —William Shakespeare

The Best Presidential Biographies For History Buffs

Dig into 46 top-notch biographies—one for each American president.

8 Books to Help You Embrace Minimalism

Organize your way to a calmer, cleaner home.

Walter Lord is the Pop Historian All History Lovers Should Read

Lord’s unique combination of historical insight and readability make him the perfect writer for historians of all backgrounds.

11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.