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These Truths by Jill LePore

LePore’s book These Truths: A History of the United States is a powerful biography of American liberty and its evil twin, American slavery. LePore’s scholarship is impeccable, her writing compelling. These Truths begins in 1492 with exploration and colonization. She traces the truth Jefferson promoted, “that all men are created equal,” through the convolutions of thought that…… Continue reading These Truths by Jill LePore

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The Hate U Give (Thomas) and Code Name Verity (Wein)

In my planning for this autumn’s high school literature class, I read some great books. I just read Code Name Verity (Elizabeth Wien), Internment (Samira Ahmed) and The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas). While there are external similarities (all three are books about young women resisters), there are some significant differences I’d like to highlight.…… Continue reading The Hate U Give (Thomas) and Code Name Verity (Wein)