Rachel Shea

Last month, Cynthia Kadohata won the National Book Award for her children’s novel “The Thing About Luck.” The book follows 12-year-old Summer as she travels with her Japanese grandparents for a season of harvesting work in the Midwest. We spoke with Kadohata about the book. “The Thing About Luck” is set among seasonal workers called…

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Last month, Cynthia Kadohata won the National Book Award for her children’s novel “The Thing About Luck.” The book follows 12-year-old Summer as she travels with her Japanese grandparents for a season of harvesting work in the Midwest. We spoke with Kadohata about the book. “The Thing About Luck” is set among seasonal workers called…

Human Journey

By Rachel Hartigan Shea Getting people out of a storm’s danger zones is a key step toward preventing loss of life. To find out what experts know about getting the word out, we spoke to Jay Baker, an associate professor of geography at Florida State University. Why do some people stay in their homes despite…

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