literature

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What Kids Are Missing By Not Reading More Authors Of Color

In all four years of high school, my English teachers asked me to read exactly one long text by an author of color.

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I suggest that no story, whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, is real. (Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash)

Fact And Fiction Are Different Truths

The more I read, the more I’m convinced that there’s no meaningful difference between fiction and the memoir we call nonfiction.

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Reading is more than just escapism. For some people, it's a key component of their mental wellbeing.

The #OCDame: Why Reading Is So Important To My Mental Health

Book therapy is not a new concept, though its recent emergence in more mainstream counseling practices and treatment programs has made it something of a trendy topic for think pieces and the like.

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Martha Goes Wilde

On her dream mentor:

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5 Reasons Why I Can't Stand Shakespeare

The hell with his elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases. Iambic pentameter is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Literary Life Lessons From 5 Extraordinary Black Female Protagonists

Literature provides space for Black women to see happiness and triumph.

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Poll: When Do You Give Up On A Book?

To paraphrase those who are in the business of writing about books: Life is too short to read anything you do not enjoy.

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Fiction Friday: Never Read The Comments

Alone in your apartment at three o’clock in the morning, you find yourself agreeing: you are a stupid bitch; you can’t write worth shit.

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