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  • 25 banned books that may surprise you

    The following books may seem harmless to most readers, but they all made it onto banned books lists at one time or another.

  • A literary road trip through New England

    Take a trip through historic New England and visit the homesteads of famous literary figures. 

  • Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

    Mark Twain and 29 other great pseudonyms

    Wednesday's special Google doodle wished a happy birthday to Mark Twain. The American writer was born 176 years ago. Well, Twain wasn't born then. A fellow named Samuel Clemens was. The pen name "Mark Twain" came many years later. Twain stands among many great pseudonyms. Some are obviously fake – Vin Diesel and Sting. But others might surprise you – John Wayne and Alan Alda. Here are 30 of the best from books, movies, TV, and music.

  • 20 banned books that may surprise you

    20 banned books that may surprise you

    Why do books get banned from schools and libraries? Even readers who disagree with the practice of banning can comprehend that books heavy on sex and/or violence can polarize decision-makers when it comes to young readers. But there are other books – titles like "Where's Waldo?" or "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" – whose presence on a banned book list seems completely mysterious. The following 20 books seem innocent to many, but they have nonetheless raised reader objections at one time or another.

  • One Hundred Years Later, Twain finally speaks his piece

    Chapter & Verse One Hundred Years Later, Twain finally speaks his piece

  • Taking the Tom Sawyer approach

    Taking the Tom Sawyer approach

    They let go of to-do lists and drifted down river with a guitar and an open schedule.

  • What's it like to be a teen in China?

    What's it like to be a teen in China?

    For kids: Find out what life is like for middle-schooler Gao Yilan.