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Privilege Glasses

January 7, 2016

Only after years of watching friends suffer casual discrimination did I come to understand what the word “privilege” really meant.

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Learning To Be Loud

March 31, 2015

“I never raised my hand. I only spoke when spoken to. It seemed better to be silent, unheard, unseen, than to risk saying something dumb.”

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Homeward Bound: The New Post-Graduation Destination

August 21, 2014

“All throughout college, it had been suggested, implied, or outright stated that only the inept kids moved home after graduation.”

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Virtual BFFs

July 31, 2014

“I have never met some of my best friends.”

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Book Reviews

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Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

October 12, 2014

A stirring portrayal of the fight for integration in the late 1950s and the toll it took on the high school students responsible for taking those first steps.

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The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine

July 29, 2014

As sharp, sophisticated and refreshing as a flute of champagne, Genevieve Valentine’s “The Girls at the Kingfisher Club” will make you want to strap on dancing shoes and find an all-night speakeasy to call your own.

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

May 7, 2014

Ann Leckie’s Nebula Award-winning debut novel, “Ancillary Justice,” is everything a science fiction novel should be. The best sci-fi deals not just with scientific and technological innovations but with literary innovations.

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

September 29, 2013

“The Bone Season,” the first installment in Samantha Shannon’s ambitious and imaginative seven-book series, contains great ingredients, but the resulting soup is less than satisfying. It would have benefited from a vigorous session with a red pen.

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