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    The Revolutionary Books That Influenced Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Education without morals is like a ship without a compass, merely wandering nowhere.Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the pioneering force of the American Civil Rights movement until his assassination in 1968. He was a prolific Baptist preacher who espoused the teachings ideals of Christ. But he was also a book lover and collector with a massive home library, and he was heavily influenced by the writings of Gandhi, Eastern philosophy, American transcendentalists, and political revolutionaries. He kept the company of various prominent literary figures of the time – King counted James Baldwin and Langston Hughes as friends, organized

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    What Does Orwellian Mean

    “This could not be more Orwellian.”Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), on losing his Simon & Schuster book deal In the fallout of the attempted coup and Capitol insurrection last week – in which Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and others attempted to overturn the results of the election, and President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Mo Brooks and more used their platforms to incite a heavily armed and crazed mob of Trump supplicants and sycophants to storm the Capitol and attempt to overthrow the government by force – the backlash has been swift, hard-hitting, and

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    Chris Frantz Details His Once in a Lifetime Career in New Memoir, “Remain in Love”

    “When people say, ‘It’s time to move on,’ I am not down with that. When speaking about my family, my friends, and my band, I am not a person who ‘moves on.’ I remain – and I remain in love.”Remain in Love, by Chris Frantz Chris Frantz is a very lucky man. He attended a prestigious art school where he met the love of his life (Tina Weymouth); with her, he formed two iconic bands of the 1970s and 80s (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club); he lived out his rock and roll fantasy; achieved international fame

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    9 Unsettling Gothic Novels of the 19th Century

    “The original [ Gothic novels ] focused on personalities deformed through loneliness. Ghouls, vampires, werewolves: all made, not born. But the isolation? Are even such as these ever truly alone? Perhaps the psyche has always been more complex than that, desire eternally more potent than terror. Surely, none prowl entirely in solitude.”Martyrs and Monsters, by Robert Dunbar Gothic novels were born in England out of the 18th century Romantic literary movement. Romanticism was characterized by the feeling and embrace of intense emotions. The importance the Romantics placed on their feelings is summed up in the remark of

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    9 Essential Native American Novels for Commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day

    “Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb Named for the surge in landmark Native American novels written during the time period, the Native American Renaissance kicked off in the late 1960s and continues to this day. Suzanne Lundquist is a professor at BYU and author of Native American Literatures. In her book she characterizes the three main components of this Renaissance as: the reclamation of heritage through literary expression, the discovery

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    8 Black Owned Bookstores That Have Online Ordering

    “Black owned bookstores are not just in business to sell books. Their mission is to make sure that the information they are carrying expands their community and expands the minds of the people in the community.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates The origins of today’s black owned bookstores can be traced to New York in the 1800s. It was there that Black abolitionist, writer and publisher David Ruggles operated the nation’s first black-owned bookstore, where he sold anti-slavery publications until a mob destroyed the store.  Along with protesting, donating to worthwhile organizations, and sliding into peoples’ Venmos, many non-Black

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    Appendix H: “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson (2008)

    Maybe great sorrow or guilt is simply to be accepted as absolute, like revelation. My iniquity/punishment is greater than I can bear. In the Hebrew, her father said, that one word had two meanings and we chose one of them, which may make it harder for us to understand why the Lord would have pardoned Cain and protected him, and let him go on with his life, marry, have a son, build a city. His crime was his punishment, which had to mean he wasn’t such a villain after all. She might mention this to Jack sometime, if it ever