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Exhibit A: Behind the Scenes at the Smithsonian

Next time you visit a Smithsonian Museum exhibition, you might want to think about what went on behind the scenes to bring it to...

Just for Kids at BookFest May 1

This year’s Children’s Corner at the Literary Hill BookFest promises to be the best yet! Capitol Hill schoolteacher Nicole Siegel is coordinating a day of...

The Hundred Choices Department Store

In “The Hundred Choices Department Store,” a novel for young readers (grades 4 to 7), Ginger Park paints a bleak but inspiring picture of...

Rising Tides: Wennersten Assesses Fight Against Climate Change

In 2017, John R. Wennersten and Denise Robbins issued a dire warning in their book, “Rising Tides: Climate Refugees in the Twenty-First Century.” They...

Not Strictly A Memoir: Jill Strachan’s Honest Look Back

Jill P. Strachan offers this caveat to readers in the preface to her new book: “It is not strictly a memoir.” But the rich...

Somerset A Microcosm of American Racial Attitudes

In 1975, John R. Wennersten was teaching history at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore when he was asked by the local Bicentennial Committee...

Getting to the Point: The Literary Hill

Getting to the Point An early 17th-century explorer described it as “a site where heaven and earth converged to frame a place perfectly designed for...

Q & A With “Warn Me When It’s Time” Author Cheryl...

Fair Warning Charlie Mack knows what it’s like to be on “the hurting side” of prejudice. As a Black lesbian who runs her own detective...

Food and Connection, Island Intrigue –and Poopgate?

A Celebration of Food—and Life In his second edition of “Simple Summer,” Jonathan Bardzik presents a slew of innovative recipes—including scrumptious new offerings for breakfast...

The Literary Hill: Race and Reckoning

Reckoning and Reconciliation Two new books from Georgetown University Press deal with the powerful and timely issue of racial reckoning in the nation’s capital. In 2015,...
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