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Daisy Hernández Woke My Duende and Led Me To Start a Bookstore By and For People of Color

By Angela Maria Spring Sometimes it takes a cataclysmic event to unearth who we are. Even though I’ve been a bookseller of color for sixteen years, I didn’t fully realize until last year how great the

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Biography and Memoir Literature and the Arts A Cup of Water Under My Bed Daisy Hernández

Toward Democratic Possibilities: Revisiting “Another Kind of Public Education”

By Patricia Hill Collins On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to an estimated 200

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American Society Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Progressive Education

Reconnecting with Ma by Setting Her Story to the Page

A Q&A with Marianne Leone My mother was a singular, irrepressible individual. Her wake, held in the working class area of Newton where I grew up called “The Lake,” was like a celebrity’s, with people

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Biography and Memoir Literature and the Arts Ma Speaks Up Marianne Leone

Bringing Viktor Frankl’s Timeless Holocaust Memoir to a New Generation of Young Readers

A Q&A with Will Myers I had read Elie Wiesel’s Night and The Diary of Anne Frank as a young reader, but unfortunately it wasn’t until I was an adult that I read Man’s Search for Meaning. So when I beg

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Religion History Biography and Memoir Man's Search for Meaning: Young Readers Edition Viktor Frankl

Science, Not Silence: A March for Science Reading List

The critical role that scientific research plays in our health, safety, understanding of the natural world, and future as a species is under threat. With an administration that is pushing to suppress

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Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Science and Medicine Angela Saini Danielle Ofri Eileen Pollack Environment and Conservation Fred Pearce Inferior John Shivik Junk Raft Marcus Eriksen Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes The Only Woman in the Room Wen Stephenson What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear What We're Fighting For Now Is Each Other