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)

How to Be Italian: Eat, Drink, Dress, Travel and Love La Dolce Vita

Author: Maria Pasquale

Language: English

Summary: Is it pausing to enjoy an aperitivo or gelato? A passeggiata down a laneway steeped in history? An August spent tanning at the beach?

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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”

Palermo è una cipolla. Remix

Author: Roberto Alajmo Language: Italiano Summary: Ogni libro dovrebbe avere almeno l’aspirazione di essere eterno. Almeno, l’aspirazione: sapendo che non potrà mai arrivarci. E questo libro quella strada l’aveva imboccata. Ma il tempo passa, e la Città cambia e sì, in moltissime cose la Città è cambiata in meglio. Certo, c’è sempre da fare i conti con l’eterna propensione all’”annacamento”. Ogni due passi avanti corrisponde … Continue reading Palermo è una cipolla. Remix

Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Author: N. Michelle Murray

Language: English

Summary: Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture examines ideological, emotional, economic, and cultural phenomena brought about by migration through readings of works of literature and film featuring domestic workers. In the past thirty years, Spain has experienced a massive increase in immigration. Continue reading “Home Away from Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture”