What makes a "good" citizen?

Title

Town Office

Author

Holmes, Edward

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Reading

Overview

Edward Holmes, a writer and English professor at the University of Maine, sets up the perfect philanthropic conundrum in "Town Office." His story begins with Phil Ackerman, a new selectman…

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Title

Of the Sons of Master and Man

Author

Du Bois, W. E. B.

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Overview

Although he wrote during the early twentieth century, the racial issues that NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois explores are, sadly, still pertinent to this day. In chapter 9 of his timeless book, The…

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Title

September 1, 1939

Author

Auden, W. H.

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Reading

Overview

W. H. Auden was one of the literary giants of the twentieth century. His poems, plays, and essays, written in everyday language, are full of his favorite themes: religion, politics, and psychology.…

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Title

Song of the Shirt, 1941

Author

Parker, Dorothy

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Reading

Overview

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), founder of the Algonquin Table (an influential group of New York City writers, critics, and actors that met for lunch every day at the Algonquin Hotel) and sometime editor…

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Title

Islands of Decency

Author

Horton, Myles

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Reading

Overview

Tennessee-native Myles Horton was a social activist who co-founded the Highlander Research and Education Center whose faculty and student community included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely…

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