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The Marriage of Words and Pictures

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Award-winning bestselling author of numerous books for children and young adults

Jerry Pinkney

Award-winning children's book illustrator

Jan 19 2021

Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

Christie Tate

Writer and essayist

Heidi Stevens

"Balancing Act" columnist for the Chicago Tribune

Jan 14 2021

Unacceptable: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal

Melissa Korn

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Jennifer Levitz

National reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Ashby Jones

Deputy chief of U.S. news, The Wall Street Journal

Jan 12 2021

The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

Alicia Garza

Principal at Black Futures Lab and author of "The Purpose of Power"

Liz Dozier

Founder and CEO, Chicago Beyond

Dec 14 2020

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

Jeffrey Selingo

Journalist and author

Melissa Korn

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Dec 9 2020

The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents

Rosalind Wiseman

Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer, Cultures of Dignity

Charlie Kuhn

Co-Founder and CEO, Cultures of Dignity

Dec 3 2020

Glory: Magical Visions of Black Beauty

Kahran and Regis Bethencourt

Founders, CreativeSoul Photography

Natalie Moore

Journalist and author

Nov 30 2020

Wiser: The Scientific Roots of Wisdom, Compassion, and What Makes Us Good

Dilip V. Jeste, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Memorial Chair in Aging; Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging; Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UC San Diego; Co-Director of the UCSD-IBM Center on Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living

Howard C. Nusbaum, Ph.D.

Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology and Director/Founder of the Center for Practical Wisdom, The University of Chicago

Nov 19 2020

The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans

Eben Kirksey, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Deakin University

Britt Wray, Ph.D.

Science writer, broadcaster, and researcher

Nov 11 2020