Lingo: Around Europe in Sixty Languages

Author: Gaston Dorren

Language: English

Summary: Welcome to Europe as you’ve never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation.

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Banned Books Week (18-24 September 2022)

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. (ALA American Library Association) The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Continue reading Banned Books Week (18-24 September 2022)

Huda F Are You?

Author: Huda Fahmi

Language: English

Summary: Huda and her family just moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a small town with a big Muslim population. In her old town, Huda knew exactly who she was: She was the hijabi girl. But in Dearborn, everyone is the hijabi girl.

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Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American

Author: Wajahat Ali

Language: English

Summary: “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!”

This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where, exactly? Fremont, California, where he grew up, but is now an unaffordable place to live? Or Pakistan, the country his parents left behind a half-century ago? Continue reading “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American”