Young Rapping Girls Call Out Lil Wayne For Misogyny

Three sisters, 10-year-old Nia, 9-year-old Nya, and 5-year-old Kamaria, have made a rap video challenging Lil Wayne for using derogatory terms for women in his music. The girls, who go by the name "Watoto from the Nile," say in their song, "Letter To Lil Wayne," "My daddy tell me I'm a queen, but you call women… » 3/03/11 10:04am 3/03/11 10:04am

Traveling Pants Stays Put: A Parent's Failed Book Banning

A mom's effort to ban The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and six other books from her children's school library has failed, highlighting the ridiculousness of banning books in the first place. » 2/22/10 9:30am 2/22/10 9:30am

Plagiarism Is Like Rainbow Parties: All The Kids Are Doing It

The book world's latest teen plagiarist is German author/playwright/screenwriter Helene Hegemann, whose lifting of work by other authors is apparently just what kids are doing these days. » 2/12/10 4:20pm 2/12/10 4:20pm

"So It Has Come."

This series of love letters between the author's parents in the dark days of 1939 England is a fascinating peek into lives, history - and the lost art of correspondence. [TimesUK] » 9/01/09 3:30pm 9/01/09 3:30pm