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The gift of global literature

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Global survey shows readers are happier

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"I was a writer struggling to be known"

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A 7-year-old’s guide to stay-at-home life during COVID-19

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Women powering Amazon

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Video games you can read

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Big hair? Restless mind? Authors tell kids to love their true selves.

The children who saw Crystal Swain-Bates and Dav Pilkey at Amazon's 2019 Bring Your Kids to Work Day got the message that they should revel in the things that make them different.
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Kindle Reading Fund

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