Wednesday, Oct 01 • 12:27 p.m. (ET)
Amid calls for greater diversity in books for young readers, graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang says authors and illustrators of all backgrounds must overcome the fear of creating characters with stories that don't mirror their own. We talk with Yang about the rising popularity of graphic novels, their role in education and how authors find the courage to create diverse characters.
Wednesday, Oct 01 • 1 p.m. (ET)
Americans were shocked by news of the first documented case of Ebola in the United States yesterday. But for communities with families in West Africa, the ongoing story has been intensely local for months. We speak with leaders from the African Immigrant Caucus, including a Liberian-American pastor whose church has been directly impacted by the disease.
Wednesday, Oct 01 • 1:24 p.m. (ET)
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