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Here’s a full list of all the books recommended in our episode: Archana Pathak, Virginia Commonwealth University Annihilation of Caste by B.R. Ambedkar The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee …
An innovative program uses the imaginary world of “Fruitopia” to help refugee and non-refugee teens better understand each other.
With a number of high-profile Supreme Court cases in the news, we take a look at the groundbreaking Virginia-based cases that have made their way to the nation’s highest court. Many of these cases dealt with issues of race and segregation in the Commonwealth, as well as with issues of reproductive coercion and freedom to […]
The National Book Festival’s Great Reads List for kids shares stories representing each state’s literary heritage. This year’s book for Virginia, ‘Manatee’s Best Friend,’ comes from Virginia resident Sylvia Liu, a 2022 featured author from our Virginia Festival of the Book!