Top Ten: Books That Celebrate Diverse Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was books that celebrate diversity/diverse characters. I'm not sure that these ten books really "celebrate" diversity as much as they predominately feature non-white characters/poc without making a huge deal about said non-whiteness. Whether in the US or abroad, … Continue reading Top Ten: Books That Celebrate Diverse Characters

Staff Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

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One Flew Over

Reviewed by Rachel

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one of those books that I think everyone’s at least heard of – if not read themselves. It’s a familiar story, with both substantial literary themes and characters that have transcended the confines of the novel. It’s both a difficult read and an easy story to follow. And I honestly did not think that I was going to love the book as much as I did. It wasn’t an assigned title in high school or college, yet I’ve had a copy since the eleventh grade. Reading it now, though, with almost ten more years of life (and literary) experience, just underscored how much is packed into Ken Kesey’s rather short work of prose. And with just a scant fifteen pages of introduction by the author and various Wikipedia pages to whet my thirst, I’m left with the nagging thought: would…

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New video: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

In which I review One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey and give it 4 stars for its trustworthy narration, accompanying illustrations, themes of autonomy and power, and suggest you have a conversation about the novel with others and/or give it a re-read after exploring its historical context. Watch it below or check … Continue reading New video: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey