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Bana al-Abed, the 7-Year-Old Syrian Refugee Who Has Shared Her Story On Social Media, Is Now Writing a Memoir

Bana al-Abed, the 7-year-old Syrian refugee who has been an outspoken advocate for Syrian people on social media, is now releasing a memoir about her experiences. Read More »

Claire Smith Becomes First Female Writer to Win Baseball Hall of Fame Award

ESPN's Claire Smith became the first woman to win the prestigious J.G. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Sparks Church Twitter Debate Over Marriage Equality

Ireland made history recently when it became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. In celebration of the historic event, author J.K. Rowling expressed her thoughts on Twitter:  Read More »

Judy Blume "Can't Imagine" Writing Another Novel

Write what you know, novelists are often advised, and Judy Blume knew many things when she wrote the books that proved so influential and iconic that their author eventually became a question on "Jeopardy!," and the inspiration for an Read More »