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'The Hate U Give' is required reading for this American moment

'The Hate U Give' is required reading for this American moment To read The Hate U Give as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror.She is battling issues that black kids everywhere recognize, from code switching to confronting racists to death's unfortunate and early knock.

MashReads Podcast: 'Fever Dream' is a surrealist 'WTF!?' kind of novel

MashReads Podcast: 'Fever Dream' is a surrealist 'WTF!?' kind of novel It's this very challenging and quixotic task that propels Samanta Schweblin's surrealist novel Fever Dream.In Fever Dream, Schweblin constructs a nightmare-like tale of family and motherhood that will leave you asking yourself what's real, what's fake and does the difference between the two even matter.

Chelsea Clinton shares 4 inspiring tips for young activists in the Trump era

Chelsea Clinton shares 4 inspiring tips for young activists in the Trump era Here are her tips for young activists in Trump's America.She encourages young people to speak out, and seek out other voices that can help elevate awareness — for politicians and the world at large.

Here are the winners of the 2017 PEN Literary Awards

Here are the winners of the 2017 PEN Literary Awards Writers from all over the world will celebrate books Monday night at the 2017 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony.The ceremony is an annual celebration of the best and most impactful fiction, nonfiction, essays, plays and poems published throughout the year.

Read an exclusive excerpt of Mindy McGinnis' upcoming book 'Given to the Sea'

Read an exclusive excerpt of Mindy McGinnis' upcoming book 'Given to the Sea' Or at least that's the case with YA author Mindy McGinnis and her latest book, epic fantasy novel Given to the Sea.) It's this juxtaposition — contemporary YA to fantasy — that may shock McGinnis' fans picking up her latest book.

If this is the future utopia Elon Musk wants, be very afraid

If this is the future utopia Elon Musk wants, be very afraid The concept of neural lace comes from Iain M Banks, the late great author of the Culture novels.The fact that most everyone in the Culture has neural lace doesn't help that problem.

MashReads Podcast: 'A Separation' is a grief novel disguised as a mystery thriller

MashReads Podcast: 'A Separation' is a grief novel disguised as a mystery thriller A Separation follows an unnamed narrator, only recently separated from her husband, Chris, who gets a phone call from her mother-in-law that Chris has gone missing in Greece and that our narrator must track him down.The real mystery of the book is not where has Chris disappeared to and why, but whether the narrator should even be searching for him in the first place.

MashReads Podcast: 'Goodbye Days' dives into the messy feelings of young grief

MashReads Podcast: 'Goodbye Days' dives into the messy feelings of young grief Or at least that's the case with YA author Jeff Zentner's latest novel Goodbye Days.Now instead of spending his senior year with his closest friends, Carver is mourning the loss of lives that passed far too young.

3 big reasons why you need to read 'The Handmaid's Tale' right now

3 big reasons why you need to read 'The Handmaid's Tale' right now Secondly, as of this week, The Handmaid's Tale gained the equivalent of an extra chapter.The original version ends with a professor discussing Offred's story at a conference in the year 2195, long after Gilead has fallen.

Take a peek at 'Star Wars' through the little guys' eyes with this anthology

Take a peek at 'Star Wars' through the little guys' eyes with this anthology As Star Wars approaches its monumental 40th anniversary on May 25 this year, you're sure to see a lot of focus on Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and other main characters of galactic importance.The Star Destroyer gunner who was told to "hold your fire" when he could have blasted the droids' escape pod and ended the whole saga right there.

'We Read Too' app connects young readers of color with books they can relate to

'We Read Too' app connects young readers of color with books they can relate to All of the featured books are written by people of color, with readers of color in mind.The simple app specifically targets children and young adults of color, cataloging books in a searchable database by author and title.

'Things We Lost In The Fire,' our next MashReads book, explores the surreal ways history shapes the present

'Things We Lost In The Fire,' our next MashReads book, explores the surreal ways history shapes the present This theme rings loud and clear in Mariana Enriquez's debut story collection Things We Lost In The Fire.This month Mashable's social book club MashReads is reading Things We Lost In The Fire.

Faith, the queen of pop-culture-obsessed superheroes will dominate your summer with new crossover event

Faith, the queen of pop-culture-obsessed superheroes will dominate your summer with new crossover event Past events like Marvel's Civil War and DC's Rebirth shook up their respective universes.And this year, Marvel's Secret Empire event will tie up some very divisive loose ends for Captain America.

MashReads Podcast: Why you should reread 'The Great Gatsby' as an adult

MashReads Podcast: Why you should reread 'The Great Gatsby' as an adult There are few books that capture the pursuit of — and utter disenchantment with — the American Dream as well as F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

The Women's March just won a PEN award for courage and freedom of speech

The Women's March just won a PEN award for courage and freedom of speech Bob Bland, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, has a simple yet resounding message for Donald Trump: "The resistance is female and we're not going anywhere.Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award at the 2017 PEN Literary Gala.

This is the best Beatles book ever yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

This is the best Beatles book ever yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Pepper is the best album ever.)  Rather the author wades into the surprisingly long history of people eagerly debating the best album question, which actually started 50 years ago in early 1967 when the Beatles arrogantly set out to write the best album ever in the form of Pepper.

'The Outsiders' just turned 50 years old, and its exactly as emotional as you remember

'The Outsiders' just turned 50 years old, and its exactly as emotional as you remember This week Hinton is celebrating the 50th anniversary (an honor not many authors are alive to see) of The Outsiders.When Ponyboy's friend Johnny accidentally kills a Soc while defending Ponyboy, the war between the Socs and the Greasers escalate in a way that could change Ponyboy's life forever.

Barbershop Books is using barbershops to inspire young black boys to read

Barbershop Books is using barbershops to inspire young black boys to read This year, the winner of the Innovations in Reading Prize is Barbershop Books, a community-based literacy program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops.The program was founded in 2013 by Alvin Irby, an author and former kindergarten and 1st grade teacher, as a way to help young black boys identify as readers.

6-year-old creates coloring book to teach kids about black Indigenous cultures

6-year-old creates coloring book to teach kids about black Indigenous cultures Along with her mother, Veronica Bey, Vanae created The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae, a 20-page coloring book that educates children ages 5 through 13 about black Indigenous cultures around the globe.The coloring book features an illustrated version of Vanae as a princess, who travels the world to learn more about Indigenous cultures in Africa and the Americas.

J.K. Rowling just tweeted the biggest 'Harry Potter' apology so far

J.K. Rowling just tweeted the biggest 'Harry Potter' apology so far Every year, on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, she says she's sorry for one character's death.Last year Remus Lupin received an apology.