Diane leads a panel discussion about Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in verse, "Brown Girl Dreaming," winner of the 2014 National Book Award for young people's literature.
One of this summer’s reality TV series is about a group of Amish youth encountering city life for the first time. Eric Brende experienced an opposite scenario — his new book is about the year he and his bride spent living in a Mennonite community, without electricity and other modern conveniences. This MIT graduate talks about the lasting effects this low-technology lifestyle has had on him and his family.
- Eric Brende Currently making a living in St. Louis as a rickshaw driver and soap maker.
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