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Empathy

This collection of essays, historical documents, stories, and poetry works explores the American tendency to decide who is “us” and who is “them” in terms of immigration, wealth, race, and other externals. The collection offers readings of varying levels of difficulty and from a wide range of perspectives so that student writers will have many

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Art for Everyone

This college-level introduction to art and art appreciation combines masterworks from across history with new works by contemporary and local artists, introducing the language of art, methods and mediums, contemporary art, and themes. This $34 text replaces Sayre’s World of Art for $195.30, which saves students $161.30.

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Men Still in Exile

An anthology of poetry and prose by members of the Oregon State Penitentiary writing group, Penned Thoughts. Edited by Michele Dishong McCormack, the group’s facilitator and instructor. The collection explores themes of gratitude and faith, hopes and dreams, life, love, family, and regret.

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Passing

Nella Larsen’s 1929 novella follows friends Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry, two black women who pass as white. Their anxieties about passing culminate in tragedy, revealing the powerful repercussions of hiding one’s identity. Nearly a century later, Larsen’s exploration of race remains urgent and relevant as ever.

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