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Alex Blumberg takes us to an American classroom where students are reading a classic, The Education of Little Tree, by Forrest Carter.
Ira plays tape from an interview that he did more than 20 years ago, with the author Doris Lessing, about her novel The Fifth Child, which tells the story of a woman who gives birth to a goblin-like baby.
A teenager runs away from home to move in with someone he's never met, his idol, the person he respects most of all — a fantasy writer named Piers Anthony.
More by Ira Glass
The story of two young people who, in their search to figure out who they were, pretended to be people they weren't.
All the little and not-so-little ways the Trump administration is tightening its scrutiny of immigrants.
Ira Glass reads a favorite passage from the writing of the recently deceased poet Donald Hall.