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5 Books That Honor the Complexity of Motherhood

For Mother's Day

By Emma Zaratian • May 06, 2019

Mother's Day is this Sunday. It's a holiday often known for family get-togethers and floral bouquets. It's also a time to reflect upon our relationships with our mothers, whose complex personalities have so unmistakably formed our own. To that end, here are some memoirs and novels we think explore the deeper dimensions of those maternal relationships.

5 Thrilling Must-Reads by Asian-American Authors

Just in Time for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

By Emma Zaratian • April 29, 2019

It's practically May, which means—aside from the backyard relaxation station starting to come into its own—we’re entering Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time our country celebrates the many cultural and historic contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. To honor this special month, we've compiled a short starter list of some of the best new fiction (released in the past year) by Asian-Pacific American authors. These are the kind of riveting reads you can curl up with in your hammock, on a lounger, or at the beach and lose track of the day.

5 Dystopian Novels That Reinforce the Importance of Earth Day

By Emma Zaratian • April 22, 2019

Because we're gluttons for punishment, we thought we'd revisit five notable (and very different) dystopian novels that explore themes of environmental disaster. Just to pique our survivalist instincts this Earth Day.

8 Children's Books Perfect for Earth Day

By Emma Zaratian • April 15, 2019

April 22 is Earth Day, which makes this week a great time to teach children the value of our amazing planet. To that end, we've compiled a list of fun eco-learning books for a wide range of ages, from preschool to elementary school. Of course, every day is an opportunity to nurture an appreciation for the world around us, so don't be surprised if these books become year-round family favorites.

6 Famous Authors Who Might Surprise You with Their Poetry

By Emma Zaratian • April 08, 2019

April is National Poetry Month, which means itls the ideal time to treat yourself to a new book of verses. But how to choose a collection you'll like? While itls common knowledge that Sylvia Plath could pen a novel just as well as a poem, we often overlook the fact that plenty novelists have also dabbled in the arts of meter and metaphor. Maybe your favorite author has waxed poetic and you just don't know it yet. Here are a few popular writers wholve skillfully pivoted between prose and poetry.

In Honor of Earth Day: Try an Upcycling Project

By Emma Zaratian • April 01, 2019

Do you DIY? With China's recent ban on international recyclables, you might be thinking twice about what junk goes in the bin. Here are a few beginner-friendly ideas on how to repurpose old stuff you'd otherwise ditch. After all, waste not, want not and what not.

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