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The kitten Hank was infected with fleas and a deadly feline virus before Hannah Shaw took her in. Hank became the cover model for Shaw's new book on neonatal kitten care, Tiny but Mighty. Andrew Marttila and Hannah Shaw/Penguin Random House hide caption

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How Hannah Shaw, The 'Kitten Lady,' Rescues The Most Fragile Felines

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How Racism Has Evolved Over The Last 2 U.S. Presidencies

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Elizabeth Acevedo, Amanda Alcantara and Danyeli Rodriguez del Orbe are this week's guests on Alt.Latino. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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3 Afro Dominicana Writers Reflect On Their Truths

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'Kochland': How The Koch Brothers Changed U.S. Corporate And Political Power

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Ibram X. Kendi's Latest Book: 'How To Be An Antiracist'

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Sister Helen Prejean has written a new memoir called River of Fire, detailing her spiritual life before her activism against the death penalty. Michael Lionstar/Random House hide caption

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Sister Helen Prejean On Witnessing Executions: 'I Couldn't Let Them Die Alone'

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Téa Obreht's Latest Is Steeped In The Supernatural — Also, There Are Camels

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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

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Sarah M. Broom On 'The Yellow House'

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'Fresh Air' Remembers Toni Morrison With 3 Conversations Over 4 Decades

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Stories From Arab Female Reporters In 'Our Women On The Ground'

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A view of a McDonald's fast-food restaurant in Des Plaines, Ill., circa 1955. A new book explores the complicated bond between Americans and fast food. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'New Yorker' Writer Fears We're Fooling Ourselves In The Internet's 'Trick Mirror'

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