Brad Meltzer is known for his political thrillers, but he also writes kids books about real-life people like Rosa Parks and Amelia Earhart.
The baseball playoffs start Friday with wild card games in the National and American leagues. In the AL, the Baltimore Orioles play the Texas Rangers.
In the NL, the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals play the Atlanta Braves.
The one-game winners will move onto the next round of the playoffs against the divisional champions in each league: the New York Yankees, Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers in the AL and the Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals in the NL.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.