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Howard Zinn’s Life on the Frontlines

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor / Daniel Denvir Jacobin
Howard Zinn's life was a model for left-wing intellectuals to both produce and take action to transform the world.

International Study: Books Produce Readers

Alison Flood The Guardian
Research data from 160,000 adults in 31 countries concludes that a sizeable home library gave teen school leavers skills equivalent to university graduates who didn’t read

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From Academia to Art School: An 'Old Black Woman' Starts Anew

Paul Von Blum Truthdig
Renowned social historian and scholar Nell Painter went back to school to study art after retiring from her tenured professorship. This book is the story of how she found herself anew, and what the search can teach the rest of us.
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