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Zora Neale Hurston: Writer, Folklorist, Anthropologist, Activist

Zora Neale Hurston was a writer in the Harlem Renaissance, an anthropologist, a folklorist, and a filmmaker. And so much more.

9 Of The Best Japanese History Books

If you’re eager to learn more about this fascinating country, these Japanese history books, including The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman, are good ones to start with.

Drink Up! 7 Books About the History of Tea

What pairs better with books than a fresh cup of tea? Join me in reading seven different books about the history of tea around the world, including The Book of Tea: The Classic Work on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Value of Beauty by Kakuzo Okakura.

4 Comics About Politics

Engage with history and with some visual learning tools through these enlightening and educational comics about politics, including Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill.

200 Years of African American Writing: A History of Antiracist Literature

Look back at two decades of antiracist literature, including poetry, nonfiction, and fiction works by Black authors speaking truth to power.

A Very Brief History of Reading

From the first named author, Akkadian princess Enheduanna, to the beginning of silent reading and beyond, join us on this history of reading.

Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica: The Font Favorites, But Why?

Why did we write all of our papers in Times New Roman? Why is Helvetica haunting me? Let's find out how certain fonts became the faves.

Comics A-Z: History from Kusama to Oeuvre

This Comics A-Z deep dive is going back into time. We're talking history, comics style. Let's look at these comics, from Kusama to Oeuvre.

I’ve Got to Talk to Someone About This! A History of Book Clubs

A deep dive into the history of book clubs, including Black and Queer book club spaces.

A Brief History Of Writing Styles: From Pictures to Modern Alphabets

A look at the history of writing styles, from early pictorial methods to the alphabets and symbols we use today.