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Healthcare and Humanity

These four books, all used to acclaim in VHC’s Literature and Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare™ program, speak to the experiences of the patient, the families, and the people providing care.

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Immigrants: Coming to America

These stories capture the experience of immigrants journeying to a new land, finding their place, and feeling at home

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International Migrations

To or from the United States, spanning India, Cuba, Greece, and Ireland, this series of Pulitzer-winning works spotlights characters in the midst of broader migrations.

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Memorable Memoirs: Take Two

The following memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to hone in on a specific feature of the each author’s life.

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Mexican Americans: Experience and Identity

This series deals with the experiences of Mexicans living in the United States, from the struggles of migrant farmworkers and day laborers in California to coming of age stories of Chicanos as U.S. citizens.

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Native America

These non-fiction narratives and stories reveal an extraordinary resilience in the face of often brutal campaigns to eliminate native cultures, and the effect of individual and group efforts to survive.

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Native American Literature

These titles include fiction, myth, poetry, and personal narrative – and represent some of the finest work by Native writers since the renaissance of American Indian writing in the 1970s.

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New England Uncovered

What lies hidden beneath the popular images of New England with its white spires and Yankee frugality? More than meets the eye!

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Our Civil War Legacy

Discuss the crucial final month of the war and how, but for a handful of important decisions and a good deal of luck, the outcome—of the War and of the country—might have been very different

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Outsiders: Those Who Fell Outside the Cultural Norm

This discussion series examines the treatment of populations outside the cultural norms of the late 19th and early 20th century America.

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Discover a variety of journeys- and whether the seekers find what they are looking for- in these varied writings.

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Poems to Share

These delightful and rich collections of short poems offer a great first foray into poetry for mixed-age groups.

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