Reading and Discussion Exploring Ideas through Books Cultural and Regional ExplorationBack to the main Reading and Discussion CatalogueAnother culture can be halfway around the world, or in your own backyard. Learn about new people and places from these series. full description20th Century Jewish LivesThese Pulitzer winners including two exploring cartooning chronicle the Jewish experience throughout the 1900s. full descriptionA Mysterious Lens on American CultureIn these mysteries, mayhem and murder play out against a cultural/ethnic backdrop - illuminating more than simply whodunnit. full descriptionAfrican American Experience: Memoirs and EssaysPersonal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. full descriptionAfrican American Experience: South to NorthThis series pairs Isabel Wilkerson's masterful history of this Great Migration with fiction and memoir that illuminate the north/south divide. full descriptionAfrican American Experience: The Harlem RenaissanceThis series features a history of the era alongside texts that have come to define the Harlem Renaissance. full descriptionCanadian Cultural DiversityTravel through Canada with four critically acclaimed books that make manifest Canada's cultural diversity. full descriptionChina's TransformationHow has the Chinas dynamic growth affected people, culture, the environment? full descriptionFleeing Dictatorship: Migration Stories of Cuban and Dominican FamiliesThis series examines families displaced by the dictatorial regimes of Trujillo and Castro, exploring the complicated, ongoing relationships that those who come to the United States have with their home countries and cultures. full descriptionGastronomy: Novels about Food and CultureThese mouth-watering novels highlight how what we eat is closely aligned with who we are. full descriptionInternational MigrationsTo 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. full descriptionLiterary Reflections on IslamThis series offers literary reflections on Muslim piety and communal concepts such as ethics, governance, knowledge, and identity, and reveals transformations in faith and identity, as Muslims living at different times and in different places have interpreted Islam. full descriptionMexican Americans: Experience and IdentityThis 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. full descriptionNative American LiteratureThese 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. full descriptionUnderstanding Post-Colonial AfricaThese four books help to introduce post-colonial Africa to the novice and explore some of the continents crises in greater depthincluding the Wests complicity in them. full descriptionWhen Cultures Meet: First Contact in the Lake Champlain BasinIn fiction and nonfiction, the series explores the ramifications of contact between Europeans and the native inhabitants in the Champlain Basin and New England generally, and the ensuing history of the region. full descriptionWomen's Literature: Dual HeritagesThis series features contemporary, multicultural female voices.