Literal Laura

  • American history, revisited

    July 27, 2020 by

    Over the past few weeks, reading two books had a profound impact on the way I see the country I live in and the structure of its society. The books are Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen and These Truths by Jill Lepore. Loewen, a college professor, conducted an extensive survey of… Read more

  • the view from here

    April 10, 2020 by

    A young adult thriller set in New York City in 2118, The Thousandth Floor transports you inside The Tower, the skyscraper which changed the city’s skyline forever. It’s the tallest building in the world, encompassing entire neighborhoods and school districts. The perspective shifts between 5 teenagers that have all sorts of challenges in their lives… Read more

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