PBS NewsHour

Want to feel connected? There's a book for that.

Clip: 09/07/2017 | 2m 50s

Books “make people who are not like us more human,” says Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. She grew up loving books and their ability to make readers more empathetic to unfamiliar ideas and characters, even when all the reading is done in our bedrooms by ourselves. Lucas gives us her Brief but Spectacular take on how books can connect us to one another.

Aired: 09/07/17

Rating: NR

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