Smith follows up her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.
The wave of migrants trying to reach the U.S. hasn't stopped. But in a major change, Mexico is rounding them up and sending them home before the reach the U.S. border.
Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 School Library Access Mini-Grants!
Applications are due earlier this year with a deadline of February 25, 2016 or earlier. Please help us spread the work to schools in your district/area who have not recieved grants yet! These elementary school library grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are aimed at addressing access to print in the home for our earliest readers (pre-K through 1st grade). This grant includes required changes to your school library check-out policies if you don't already allow book check-out for these grade levels ( to take home, not just to the students' classroom). Funds are to be spent on fiction and non-fiction books only. Check it out!
If your school has recieved a mini-grant in the past four years, there is a new $5,000 grant opportunity for those interested in keeping their school libraries open over the summer or trying other outreach methods to provide acces to books over the summer.
To find out more about these exciting grant opportunities, please visit the Read to Me program page by clicking here: http://libraries.idaho.gov/school-access-mini-grants. You can find both applications under the 2016-2017 Grant Application drop down tab. Project Coordinator, Stephanie Bailey-White, and Grants Officer, Kristina Taylor, are available to field questions about this program at (208) 334-2150.
Americans of the past were fascinated by luxurious dining experiences — or at least by the tales of such extravagant exploits.
California wineries use between 2.5 to 6 gallons of water to make a gallon of wine, not including irrigation water and other needs. But drought is forcing the industry to conserve in new ways.
Maris Kreizman's clever, slyly provocative book suggests that what we think of as art and what we think of as entertainment have much to say to each other.
The first installment in Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes' new graphic novel series uses goofy art — and four-eyed robotic birds — to get kids excited about learning to code.
"AB InBev is very substantially undervaluing SABMiller," says the chairman of SABMiller, Jan du Plessis.
Even if an employer contributes to an HSA, the money belongs to the worker, who can move it to find better services or lower fees.
If the United Automobile Workers union does strike, it would be the first against a Detroit automaker in eight years. Workers previously rejected a deal presented by union leadership and management.
Twelve of those who died were staff members of the Paris-based charity, which says the attack went on for 30 minutes after it contacted both Afghanistan's and the coalition's military leaders.
Vice President Joe Biden is still weighing whether to run for president. But a superPAC trying to draft him is upping the ante with a TV ad set to run around the time of the first Democratic debate.
Kenzaburo Oe's new novel is a literary mystery in no rush for a solution. It follows an aging novelist, a stand-in for Oe himself, who returns home in search of clues to his father's drowning.
In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent.
The law gives women new tools and protections if they believe they're being paid unfairly because of gender.
Their work details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes. And now three scientists — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar — have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Steve Inskeep talks to author Claire Vaye Watkins about her new novel: Gold Fame Citrus. It's set in the American West of the not too distant future that has been completely transformed by drought.
Young people, often rival gang members, have increasingly used Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to threaten each other. The practice is called "cyber banging" and it's led to fights and even death.