Author Essay

Bringing Forgotten True Stories to Life in Fiction

Kathleen Rooney, author of Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, reflects on the little-known true story that shapes her novel.

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Over 115 fascinating, illuminating, new nonfiction book gifts that'll put you on Santa's nice list.

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6 Memoirs by Political Changemakers

Each of these individuals make the world better with an unwavering commitment to justice and truth.

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Video

What I’m Reading: Brittany K. Barnett

Brittany K. Barnett, author of A Knock at Midnight, chats about inspirational books that are beautiful and educational.

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Author Essay

What We Learn When We Read About Families

By immersing ourselves into the dynamics of fictional families, we can begin to examine the ways in which our own families shaped us.

By PHOEBE FOX • 5 months ago
Monthly Favorites

RIF’s Favorite Reads of August 2020

Helping you sort out the best from the rest published this month.

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87 Antiracist Books to Read and Reread Now and Always

A working list of essential antiracist reads that should be on every bookshelf.

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Amazing Books About Women During World War II

There were many inspiring women who did their part during World War II—it's important to read their stories.

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