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'Ten Black Men' Author Inspired By Music By Black Women

Author Andrea Davis Pinkney won this year's Coretta Scott-King award for her children's book, 'Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.' It's all about digging deeper into the lives of some of America's most important figures. For Tell Me More's occasional 'In Your Ear' series, she shares the songs that inspire her.
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Whitey Bulger Bio Profiles Boston's Most Notorious Gangster

Reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, who covered Bulger for years for The Boston Globe, have a book out about the career criminal. Bulger was wanted for 19 murders when he was captured by the FBI in 2011. Jury selection for his trial begins June 6.
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Book News: World's Oldest Torah Scroll Found, Italian Scholar Says

Also: Bill Clinton blurbs a comic book; Rev. Andrew M. Greeley has died; Molly Fischer on Zelda Fitzgerald.
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Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring

Children's librarian Mara Alpert recommends 10 titles that will send youngsters off on brand-new adventures. In these books, kids will learn what baby animals do on their first day of life, what baseball games are like in Japan, and what happens when you read a poem from bottom to top.
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Bookend: Marie Arana On Bringing Latin America To Life

In this month's edition of Bookend, we'll meet Marie Arana, author of a new biography of Simon Bolivar.

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PostSecret Participants Divulge Secrets Large And Small

We'll meet local secret-sharers who've participated in the community mail art project, PostSecret.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

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Priest, Author And Critic Rev. Andrew Greeley Dies

He thought of himself as a priest first and foremost. But Greeley was famous for his sometimes steamy novels that also cast a critical eye at his church. Greeley was 85 and had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury in 2008.

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