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Thousand Pieces of Gold: Bringing History to Life

Historical fiction as a genre is powerful in its ability both to educate and to provide insight into the voices and experiences of those who came before us. 248 more words

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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


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



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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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

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