Books can’t singlehandedly destroy toxic masculinity. But they can chip away at it.
The Holocaust survivor’s response to suffering was to create joyful children’s books.
In God's kingdom, sometimes less is more.
We asked some of our favorite novelists and poets to tell us about three recent works of fiction that speak to them in a deep way.
Should I tell my first-grader about the racist, imperialist, and misogynist legacies I detect in the book she's reading?
A counting book that retells Jesus’ parables and a Reformation-themed alphabet book are among my favorite new children’s books.
All I remember from The Magic Stones is the image of a young man, some stones and blocks, and an experiment revealing the most perfect shape.
As I kid, I was scared of monsters. Specifically, the Star Trek Salt-Vampire and Hans Christian Anderson’s Death, sitting on the Emperor’s chest. (I slept on my side for years after reading “The Nightingale.” Death couldn’t get you, I reasoned, if you declined him a seat.) But I was never afraid of the monsters in Where the Wild Things Are, the best-known book by Maurice Sendak, who died on Tuesday.