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Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. In honour of that observance, and in light of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, here are a few books on the Black experience in North America that will enrage, enlighten, and fascinate. 432 more words

Nonfiction

Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade

Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Clandestine Tiger Trade is a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency “revealing how, despite signing up to global initiatives seeking to protect wild tigers and double their number by 2022, Government departments in China have quietly set about stimulating domestic markets for tiger skins and body parts.” 173 more words

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Kindred

I lost an arm on my last trip home.

I’ve been told for quite some time that I couldn’t call myself a lover of the fantasy genre without having read anything by Octavia E.

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Fiction

Hiding the Truth for Community’s Sake: The Danger of Small Town Dynamics

by Amy Jo Burns, author of Cinderland: A Memoir (Beacon Press, September 2015)

From Steubenville to State College to Missoula, small towns often step into the spotlight where sex crimes are concerned. 741 more words

Author Essays

To Be Young, Latina, and Bisexual

By Daisy Hernández, author of A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir (Beacon Press)

People often ask if it was hard for me, as a journalist, to write a memoir. 710 more words

Author Essays

In the 21st Century, You Know You're on the Right Track When... (December 9, 2009)

I know it’s really small, but look! My name autocompletes on Google!

This caused me a considerable degree of excitement last night, because, as recently as a month ago, this was not the case. 211 more words

Contemplating My Navel (Personal Blog)

Man's Search for Meaning

“Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor E. Frankl
(First published: 1945 / This edition: Beacon Press Books 2006)
Taken during a coffee break on a sunny, sunny day…
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