Carole V. Bell

Carole is a Jamaican immigrant, a lover of politics and popular culture, and a Tar Heel by way of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School of Media and Journalism. She teaches, researches and writes about media and society, politics, and public opinion. Her forthcoming book analyses the political and social meanings attached to interracial romance in American film.

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I Read My Way Out: My Year of Reading Copiously and Therapeutically

One reader on making big life changes, including changes to her reading life. Talking about the journey, the goals, and the books that lifted her up.

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