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Amazon's Best Books of November

You'll notice that some of our "best books of November" went on sale in late October. Sometimes there are so many great releases in a given month that we have to bump a few favorites to the following month. That's what happened with the books you see here, starting with...

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A Different Way of Looking at History

"All the skills you might want your child to learn can be taught through what they’re interested in. Curiosity should be at the heart of how we reform our education in the future," says Christopher Lloyd, whose "Wallbooks" might change how you view history.

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YA Wednesday: Marie Lu Lightens Up in "Warcross"

Marie Lu gives us an exclusive look at writing her latest novel and going in a different direction.

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"You Can't Be What You Can't See": A Conversation with Jason Reynolds

Talking with Jason Reynolds about his books, what drives him as an author, and taking his mom to the National Book Awards last year.

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YA Wednesday: M.T. Anderson's Post-Apocalyptic Favorites

The award-winning author of Feed and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, M.T. Anderson talks about the novels that make his top five list, including The Three-Body Problem and a lost gem, The Genocides.

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A Brave Graphic Memoir Throws a Light on the Shadow of Mental Illness

Katie Green exposes the lingering hold of her mental illness and her stop-and-go progress toward recovery in a vividly honest debut graphic memoir that we picked as one of the ten best books of October.

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Announcing the National Book Award Finalists

Today the National Book Foundation announced its shortlists for the National Book Awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People's Literature, and Poetry. First given in 1950, previous winners of the National Book Award include Flannery O'Connor, William Faulkner, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Annie Proulx, and Charles Johnson. The winners will be...

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Katherine Rundell: Three Books that Made Me a Writer

"I drank in that madcap, bold world... and wanted more. It taught me what it is to be hungry for books."

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, possibly the last work from the late, great Oliver Sacks, vacation and back to school reading, viva la Western, and more...

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, secret sourdough societies, horrific books, boozy cocktails, and more...

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