When Vanessa Foster was stranded in the middle of Alaska, a stranger with bright blue eyes stopped to give her a ride, and changed her life.
For many people, creating a chosen family is a necessity - a key to survival. And it can be especially important for queer people, who may be underhoused or rejected by their biological families.
All Boys Aren't Blue, a memoir for teens and young adults about growing up Black and queer, appeared on many "best books" lists when published in 2020. It's being challenged in some U.S. counties.
As Foot Locker prepares to wind down the Eastbay brand and close the catalog, producer Gus Contreras remembers his love for the retailer's shoe catalogs growing up in the 1990s.
Congressman-elect Robert Garcia (D-Calif.) will (eventually) swear himself in on a copy of the Constitution, a photo of his parents, his certificate of U.S. citizenship and ... a copy of Superman #1.
In 2020, Gender Queer was given a Stonewall Honor and an Alex Award and was headed for a fourth printing. By spring of 2022 it topped the ALA's list of most challenged books.
Elon Musk caused Twitter chaos, the streaming industry hit adolescence, late night TV lost its footing, there were lots of layoffs and some dispiriting indications of compassion fatigue.
New Kid won the Newbery Medal, the Coretta Scott King Author Award, and the Kirkus Prize. But the book has been challenged in some school districts for content related to race.
When Beyond Magenta hit shelves in 2014, little had been written or said publicly about transgender and nonbinary teens. The book received positive reviews. By 2015, it was being challenged.
In 2013, Ressa laid out her forward-looking vision for the future of public service journalism to me. Her book traces a humbling, harrowing journey from social media advocate to democracy defender.
For years, Out of Darkness appeared on reading lists as a recommendation for ambitious young readers ready to face disquieting aspects of the American experience. It began facing bans in 2021.
Last month, we asked our audience to tell us how they stay connected to their late loved ones. They tell us about the objects they keep, the altars they built and how they pay their respects.
We asked NPR's audience to share their late bloomer stories. From Antarctic scientists to zookeepers to children's book authors, there are a lot of late-in-life adventurers out there.
The former first lady responds to an NPR listener who says that COVID has left them feeling lost and isolated. Her suggestion? 'Take a risk' and 'put yourself out there.'
The 78-year-old, who's considered one of the greatest artists in Spanish music history, is stepping away from the stage. For some fans, the move is bittersweet.