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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Today is Celebrate Teen Literature Day, and what better way to celebrate than by rounding up our own favorite YA titles? From classics like "To Kill a Mockingbird" to more recent titles like "Stargirl," here are 8 reasons to head to your local library today and get yourself a library card (if you don’t already have one).

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 9:38 AM

“Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight and What We Can Do About It,” by Harriet Brown. Da Capo Press, Boston, 2014. 274 pages. $25.99.

Posted Apr 12, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Actress Amber Tamblyn writes about dead Hollywood actresses in her new book of poems. But "Dark Sparkler" is more than that.

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 2:31 PM

At a ceremony attended by some of the nation’s most powerful African-American women and men, the U.S. Postal Service honored the phenomenal life of poet Maya Angelou who was raised inStamps, Ark.

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Each spring dozens of baseball titles hit the bookstores. This year, there are several titles about some of the game’s biggest names, such as Ty Cobb, Billy Martin and Marvin Miller.But here are a few also worth notice.

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:24 AM

“The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.” By Masha Gessen. Penguin Random House, New York, 2015. 274 pages. $27.95.

Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 11:51 AM

A commemmorative “forever” stamp honoring the life and works of poet and author Maya Angelou, of Stamps, will be issued by the U. S. Post Office in Stamps on April 8.

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 9:14 AM

“The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating with 700 Foolproof Recipes” By the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen. Published by America’s Test Kitchen, Brookline, Mass., 2015. Paperback. Pricing varies.

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:49 AM

As a boy, Michael White was consigned to the “slow group” in school. He seemed to have trouble concentrating.

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:08 AM

“Little Black Lies,” by Sandra Block. Grand Central Publishing, New York and Boston, 2015. 352 pages. $15 paperback.

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 11:22 AM

“It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War” By Lynsey Addario. Penguin Press, New York, 2015. 357 pages. $29.95.

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