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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 second 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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2020 Drue Heinz Prize Winner Explores Stories about Korea with a Contemporary Perspective

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2020 Drue Heinz Prize Winner Explores Stories about Korea with a Contemporary Perspective

Caroline Kim of Walnut Creek, California is the 2020 winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for a book of short stories. Kim’s The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories was selected by award-winning author Alexander Chee. The University of Pittsburgh Press will publish Kim’s collection this fall. “The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories is an extraordinary collection, and the title story alone is an astonishing feat, a fictional imagining of a haunting episode at court in medieval Korea, the problem of a prince who tries to murder his way…

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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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