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Cover features the suggestions of an old map, a decorative border, and an illustration of a large whale in the center between the title and the author.

Moby Dick; or, The Whale

I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to absolutely no one.– anonymous review of Moby Dick by Ben H. Moby Dick; or, The Whale, Herman Melville’s 1851 masterpiece, is a perfect summer read. It’s long – good for those endless summer days at the beach. It’s a great conversation starter – good for extra … Continue reading Moby Dick; or, The Whale

It's the hottest day of the summer: You can do nothing, y ou can do something, or you can "Do the right thing." The movie still is in black and white with a colorful border of chalk triangles.

Do the Right Thing

by Eric L. As the weather heats up and tensions in America never seem to ebb, I am reminded of the Spike Lee masterpiece (or “joint’ as he prefers to creatively call them), Do the Right Thing. I am surprised by the number of people I speak with who have not seen this film. I … Continue reading Do the Right Thing

The book cover shows a pair of dirty yellow work gloves, lying one on top of the other.

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

By Kimberly J. In this autobiography, journalist Stephanie Land details the hardships and trials she endured during her daughter’s first years. Driven into homelessness due in part to an abusive partner, an abusive father, and an absent mother, Land is truly on her own. Her family and friends have nothing to give, leaving her alone … Continue reading Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land


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