Naomi Benaron’s riveting debut novel, Running the Rift (pub. date: January 17, 2012), chronicles the story of a gifted Rwandan boy, Jean Patrick Nkuba, from the day he knows that running will be his life (he dreams of competing in the Olympics) to the moment he must run to save his life, a ten-year spanContinue reading

The New York Times Magazine just featured a fantastic article on KIPP Charter Schools. (Read the full article here.) We recently published Jay Mathew’s book Work Hard, Be Nice on the KIPP founders, Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin–two twenty-somethings who created the extremely successful fifth-grade experience which grew into KIPP (the Knowledge is Power Program). Today there are 66Continue reading

The New York Times‘ Nicholas Kristof is one of our favorite columnists. Each year he writes about his family’s backpacking vacation trips, reflecting on the importance of preserving our environment and experiencing nature. In all of these columns he’s mentioned Richard Louv, whose seminal book, Last Child in the Woods, launched a nation-wide movement toContinue reading

Martha Southgate, author of THE TASTE OF SALT, now available in bookstores, was on CNN yesterday to discuss her Entertainment Weeekly article on The Help. See the video below. You can read an excerpt from THE TASTE OF SALT here.