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In welcoming November, we must also welcome the final few months of our year’s reading calendar. So whether your to-be read piles are growing (or dwindling!) here are some amazing essay collections that we recommend prioritizing before the end of the year.
How to Read Now by Elaine Castillo:
At once an evocative exploration of the power of reading, a manifesto for modern engagement, and a wildly original criticism of the canon, Elaine Castillo’s How to Read Now is the best book of essays you have yet to pick up this year. In this book, Castillo calls us to embrace a more complicated, embodied form of reading and to create space while doing so–within ourselves and with one another.
Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong
An anthology of first-person writings on the realities of present-day disability experience, this groundbreaking collection compiles the testimonies of the artists, politicians, lawyers, activists, and many other creative survivalists who are navigating disability far and wide.
Shapes of Native Non-Fiction edited by Elissa Washuta
Across tribes and traditions, this incredible book of essays showcases 22 different Native writers working today. Organized into four sections inspired by four different aspects of basket weaving, Shapes of Native Non-Fiction highlight exactly that: the nimble and intricate forms that these many talented writers shape with language, skill, and heart.