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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 gr... [read more]

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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 esti... [read more]

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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... [read more]

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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.... [read more]

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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 suppre... [read more]

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