Why You Should Read Stanford’s Mandatory Reading for First Years: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Stanford University’s “Three Books” program encourages incoming first years to read three selected titles before beginning the school year. This year, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi was chosen as one of them. Gyasi’s debut novel details the lasting effects of slavery, both culturally and generationally. It spans over three centuries and seven generations beginning with two…

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Who Is Malala? (And What Is She Doing Now)

In her 2013 memoir, I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai recounts the profound influence that education has had on her own life and the eventual formation of her life goal: for girls to receive education worldwide. When she was denied education in her home country, Pakistan, she spoke out. At just the age of 11, she…

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The Life and Legacy of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is one of the most iconic writers of the 20th century. For decades, her confessional style of writing has captivated readers with its raw emotion and prolific language. This October, Plath would have turned 85 years old. We thought there was no better way to start Plath’s birthday month than with a look…

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8 Perfect Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

It’s back-to-school season—a perfect time to give your book-loving friends and family (or yourself, of course) a little something-something. We put together a curated list of our favorite bookish gifts with dorm life and personal style in mind. If we missed anything literarily amazing, be sure to let us know in the comments below so…

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