Posts tagged literature
Princesses for Boys

Young adult author Shannon Hale believes kids should have access to stories of all kinds. 

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The Mother Tongue

Finding your place in a new society is always jarring. For poet Cheryl Boyce Taylor, staying connected to her native culture kept her grounded.

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Danzy Senna's Life Isn't Black and White

Author Danzy Senna’s heritage gives her a unique perspective on race in America. 

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Context is the New Content

Progress comes from those who push against convention. Poet Kenneth Goldsmith has disrupted his field by rejecting the very notion of originality.

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Gene Yang: Drawing on Knowledge

Teacher-turned-cartoonist Gene Yang believes in the educational power of comics.

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The Very Fortunate Daniel Handler

Handler is better known as Lemony Snicket, author of the popular children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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Found in Translation

Scholarly translations are a constant battle between literal accuracy and literary interpretation.

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Fear of the Known

For generations, the early 20th century American writer H.P. Lovecraft has been terrifying readers. We find out how.

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Beth Kephart's Love Affair

Though novelist, essayist, and memoirist Beth Kephart writes primarily in the first person, she says she's wary of the big "I am."

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