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Main Library Speaker Series: Malu Halasa

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A Jordanian Filipino Journalist Traverses Family Ties by Claude Christensen 11/06/2017 A small, predominantly Christian town in Jordan grapples with an overwhelming influx of Muslim refugees and tourists. This town is home to a large family who wrestles with t... More »

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A Spooky Book Signing

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Jean Trawick to sign copies of Spooklin this Saturday At The Learned Owl by Sierra Allen 10/24/2017 As a college student in 1956, Jean Trawick completed an assignment for her Children’s Literature class at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Now, 61 years l... More »

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UA Press Book Shortlisted for National Book Award

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by Grant Morgan Two years ago, the University of Akron Press was without a staff after almost being shut down. Now its name appears on the top-5 list for one of the nation’s biggest literary prizes. The Book of Endings by Towson University professor Leslie Har... More »

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A Social Studies Course for Social Studies’ Sake

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Excerpt from “Rebooting Social Studies” by Greg Milo, adapted for The Devil Strip Remember that high school history class you used as an opportunity to catch up on the sleep you missed because you were recording a mixtape for that love interest you met while d... More »

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Book Review: FLOWER POEMS, Katie Mertz

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by Noor Hindi Katie Mertz’s new chapbook Flower Poems is exploding with dazzling images and fierce humor. Readers will fall in love with this collection because it’s quirky and emotionally compelling. Mertz’s voice is honest and funny, and I want to carry so m... More »

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Urban Explorer: Wallhaven

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words and photos by Kristina Aiad-Toss Located along Market Street between Highland Square and the Summit Mall, Wallhaven does not seem to have much to offer other than monotonous chain stores and mainstream restaurants. But, if you look past the Starbucks and... More »

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The Akron Knight: The Story Behind The Comic

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by Brian Dunphy If you’re like me, you are enjoying The Akron Knight comic strip monthly in the pages of The Devil Strip and weekly online. What creators Dan Gorman and J. Alan Miller have created is truly special: a full color superhero strip whose style call... More »

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Rita Dove on Love, Race, Family and Akron History

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An interview in celebration of National Poetry Month by Noor Hindi A few months ago, I picked up Rita Dove’s Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection “Thomas and Beulah,” which tells the story of Dove’s maternal grandparents. My love for this collection was im... More »