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Good Books for Book Groups: Jon Krakauer’s Missoula

Good Books for Book Groups: Jon Krakauer’s Missoula

This month, the LIT book club tackled the challenging but worthwhile Missoula, the story of a small college town with a big football program and a very visible rape problem. Reading about multiple rapes is sobering, but Krakauer uses these stories as a framework to discuss why sexual assaults happen with such regularity and how […]

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“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

“You’ve Got to Be Brave, Brave, Brave”: Carnegie Medalist Bryan Stevenson Talks about Just Mercy

On Saturday, June 27th, at ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco, Bryan Stevenson won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for his book, Just Mercy. Terry Tazioli, co-host of TVW’s Well Read, spoke with him backstage. Terry Tazioli: I’m the host of Well Read, which is a national public television book show which you have been on, Bryan Stevenson, […]

Understanding Ferguson: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time
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Understanding Ferguson: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time

Reading James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time (1962) has been revelatory. Baldwin never minced words and his appraisal of the racism of his time is directly linked to ours and the protests in Ferguson. It’s a short book that I highly recommend. James Baldwin was the American author of such classic works as Go Tell It […]

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