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Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future: A Hispanic Heritage Month Reading List

Be Proud of Your Past, Embrace the Future. That’s this year’s theme for Hispanic Heritage Month. In times like these, the theme is a manifesto to live by. The books in our catalog about the lives and

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History American Society Biography and Memoir Literature and the Arts A Cup of Water Under My Bed Daisy Hernández Eileen Truax José Orduña The Weight of Shadows An African American and Latinx History of the United States Paul Ortiz Richard Blanco How Does It Feel to Be Unwanted? Hunting Season Mirta Ojito How to Love a Country Jimmy Santiago Baca When I Walk Through That Door, I Am An Incomplete List of Names Michael Torres

What the Ace Perspective Can Teach Us About Desire, Identity, and Our Hierarchy of Love

A Q&A with Angela Chen | A world without compulsory sexuality doesn’t mean desexualizing everything. It means removing the “compulsory” part. It means removing pressures and presenting more ways of ho

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American Society Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Queer Perspectives Ace Angela Chen

Caster Semenya and the 2 Types of Discrimination Against Women in Sports

By Alan Levinovitz | The value of inclusiveness, like fairness, is written into the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) official constitution. One of the organization’s primary

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American Society Science and Medicine Alan Levinovitz Natural

The Brotherhood of Football and the Tragic Life of Owen Thomas

A Q&A with Vicki Mayk | What really drew me to the story was Owen Thomas, the young man who is at the center of my book. When he died by suicide in April 2010, I was invited to join a private memorial

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American Society Biography and Memoir Science and Medicine Christian Coleman Growing Up on the Gridiron Vicki Mayk

Daughter Archer Soldier Man: The Enduring, Cross-Dressing Folk Heroine Mulan

By Pamela D. Toler | The Chinese heroine Hua Mulan is one of the oldest and most enduring examples of a woman who becomes a warrior because of her role as a daughter. Scholars have argued for centurie

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History Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Pamela D. Toler Women Warriors