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Kelly Link of Northampton, Massachusetts, is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Among the 2018 MacArthur Foundation award recipients is Kelly Link, a fiction writer and small publisher from Northampton, Massachusetts.

Drew Lopenzina wrote about William Apess, a 19th-century Pequot minister. Lopenzina is pictured at the Griswold Memorial Library in Colrain, Massachusetts, near where a historical marker is being placed to honor Apess.
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The first Native American to write and publish book-length memoirs of his life and experiences was born in Colrain, Massachusetts, in 1798. His name was William Apess.

A protester against the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lorie Shaull Follow / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/number7cloud

Politics may be hugely divisive these days, but there have been times when divergent groups worked together on common goals.

Children's book author Jane Yolen.
Kevin Gutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

Writing novels about the Holocaust for young readers has only been done by a few. Hatfield, Massachusetts, author Jane Yolen has written three on the topic of Jewish teenagers experiencing World War II.

A great white shark off Mexico.
Brook Ward / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/brookward

Many kids are fascinated by sharks, but most shark books are pitched to younger readers. So Karen Romano Young decided to write a comprehensive book on sharks for older kids.

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