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kem knapp sawyer

  • June 22, 2016

    In 2020, the new $20 bill will feature Harriet Tubman. Also appearing on new U.S. currency will be Lucretia Mott and Eleanor Roosevelt. All three are subjects of my biographies—and the topic of a...

  • February 28, 2016

    What I’d like to share with you this afternoon is one of the Pulitzer Center's new media projects—an e-book called "Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories"—a look behind the scenes at the lives of...

  • November 2, 2015

    Last week, I visited St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia, to speak with 7th graders about "Congo's Children." Rebecca Cooper, the middle school religion teacher, had invited me...

  • May 16, 2015

    William Zinsser died this week. He was 92. He left behind the classic, "On Writing Well," not only well-known, but much used. I heard the news of his death on NPR in a brilliant piece that paid...