Queer Beauty of the Unexpected

Jane Ward

Jane Ward

In recent years my favorite books have centered around the unexpected and contradictory conditions of being human. Continue Reading ›

Underdogs and outsiders: discovering hidden histories

Thomas A. Foster

Thomas A. Foster

I loved buying books for my college classes at the start of a new semester. I eagerly anticipated what I’d learn about the world within those pages. Freshman year, astronomy fascinated me, as did a writing seminar on Apartheid in South Africa. Continue Reading ›

Books that made me a feminist

Linda Mizejewski

Linda Mizejewski

The books that made me a feminist were the books that got me into trouble. I lost a lover, alienated friends, angered students, got into arguments with teachers—all because of books that followed through on the clichés: something clicked, a light snapped on.   Continue Reading ›