Night and 10 Other Must-Read Memoirs

On July 2, 2017, we will commemorate the one-year passing of novelist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Elie Wiesel. While Wiesel penned several autobiographies and works of fiction, his best-known work is Night—a memoir based on his experiences as a prisoner in WWII concentration camps, specifically Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A harrowing read offering a firsthand account of one of our world’s most tragic time periods, Night helped shine a light on the Holocaust and to…

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Grunt: Science of War, Medicine, and the Humans in the Middle of It All

Mary Roach’s Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War gives readers a glimpse into the stunning world of military science and medicine.

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Stay Woke: 8 Award-Winning Books About Race, Feminism, and Immigration

“Read more books by diverse authors” was a friend’s New Year’s resolution which, in my humblest opinion, is an important evolution from the common and, dare I say, vanilla “Read more!” resolution.

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An Owl’s-Eye View of National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month began in 1996 and has become the largest literary celebration in the world. It is an important reminder to engage with poetry through public and private readings, lectures, and support of local authors. Poetry challenges us to broaden our thinking about the physical and metaphysical by using beautiful imagery, various sonic tools,…

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Welcome to Gilead: Casting and Character Analysis for Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Enter to Win The Handmaid’s Tale and an eNotes Subscription As you may have heard, Hulu will soon be premiering its new series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s famous novel of the same name, on April 28. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future in which the United States (now called the Republic of…

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