Author: Kelly Thomas

Author: Kelly Thomas

Read Smarter: Read a Collection of Poems

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Read Smarter: Read a Collection of Poems

Read Smarter is a reading challenge designed by University of Pittsburgh Press, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press. Each month we will highlight one of the challenge prompts and provide suggested titles to help fulfill the prompts. The fourth prompt for Read Smarter is “Read a collection of poems.” This can be a collection by a single author or an anthology, a book of haiku or a book of complex free verse, as long as it’s published by a university press! You can download the full checklist here: Read…

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Read Smarter: Read a book by woman scholar

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Read Smarter: Read a book by woman scholar

Read Smarter is a reading challenge designed by University of Pittsburgh Press, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press. Each month we will highlight one of the challenge prompts and provide suggested titles to help fulfill the prompts. Our third prompt for Read Smarter is “Read a book by a woman scholar.” For this prompt, the subject of the book is up to you, as long as the author is a female scholar. This prompt was originally meant to coincide with Women’s History Month in March, but unfortunately due to…

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Five Questions for Joseph Cialdella, author of <em>Motor City Green</em>

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Five Questions for Joseph Cialdella, author of Motor City Green

We “sat down” virtually with Joseph Stanhope Cialdella to talk about his new book, Motor City Green, which explores the history of urban gardens and green spaces in Detroit. Q: What drew you to this topic/subject area? A: I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, which is on the west side of the state, and we didn’t spend much time in Detroit, which is on the east side of the state. That changed when I went to college [at the University of Michigan’s Residential College], and was fortunate to participate in several engaged learning courses where we had the…

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Read Smarter: Read a Book by a Black Scholar

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Read Smarter: Read a Book by a Black Scholar

Read Smarter is a reading challenge designed by University of Pittsburgh Press, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press. Each month we will highlight one of the challenge prompts and provide suggested titles to help fulfill the prompts. Our second prompt for Read Smarter is “Read a book by an African American or Black scholar.” For this prompt, the subject of the book is up to you! While this prompt coincides with Black History Month here in the United States, we hope you’ll use this list as a resource all…

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Read Smarter: Regional Fiction from University Presses

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Read Smarter: Regional Fiction from University Presses

Read Smarter is a reading challenge designed by University of Pittsburgh Press, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Northwestern University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Virginia Press, and Princeton University Press. Each month we will highlight one of the challenge prompts and provide suggested titles to help fulfill the prompts. Our first prompt for Read Smarter is “Read a book of regional fiction.” We’re defining “regional fiction” as any work of fiction focused on a specific region. You could choose a book set in your region, or a region halfway across the world, as long as it’s published by a university press….

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