Today's 'Young Adult' genre in literature is booming, and often attractive for adults and younger readers alike, but experts also encourage parents to read more classics with their kids, to bring historical works to today's audiences.
Beyond John Green and Veronica Roth: James Thurber compiled his own list of books that he thought young adults might enjoy, and his picks still hold up today.
The 88-book list published by the Library of Congress includes titles like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'Little Women.'
Each year when March 15 rolls around, many of us grope mentally backward to 9th-grade English class and do our best to remember who exactly who it was that warned Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March" and why. But in the years since Shakespeare first coined the phrase in 1599 the fatal date has become well ensconced in literature. To bring yourself up to speed on "ides" literature, here's a beginner's list.
Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist Sunday night in Los Angeles. Just a few years ago, Esperanza Spalding spent time in Boston - first as a student, then as a teacher at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.
From my parents to my children, ice cream has always provided us an excuse to bond.
Bassist Esperanza Spalding takes her Latin fusion mainstream.