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Jessie Sima (Photo Credit Tory Williams)
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Jessie Sima’s grandfather took her to the library when he was watching her while her parents were at work. “It was nice to have a place to spend time where we weren’t pressured to...

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Lisa See (Photo Credit Patricia Williams)
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Lisa See’s latest novel explores a matrifocal society of haenyeo, female divers on the tiny Korean island of Jeju, which she learned about through a magazine article found in her doctor...

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Wayétu Moore by Yoni Levy
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“Growing up, my parents led me to believe that reading for leisure was a virtue. We went to the library once a week on Saturdays, especially during the period after we initially immigrated to...

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Jennifer Eberhardt (Credit: Nana Kofi Nti)
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Jennifer Eberhardt, social psychologist, Stanford University professor, and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, studies unconscious bias—stereotypes or beliefs that we form about...

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Frans de Waal
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Frans de Waal’s new book about animal and human emotions has been starred by Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. While he is a prolific scholar, de Waal grew up in a town that had no...

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