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Read “I Dream a World” by Langston Hughes and “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost and reflect on the choices we make as individuals and as citizens.
Read W.H. Auden’s poem “Refugee Blues” about the plight of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.
Investigate perpetrator behavior with historian Christopher Browning’s study of the men of a police unit that killed Jews during World War II.
Begin your study of the Holocaust with a poem by Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz (Spanish available).
Read this poem by Wislawa Szymborska and reflect on the aftermath of war.
Explore bystander behavior and the challenges of speaking up with Maurice Ogden's poem “The Hangman.”
Author Azar Nafisi discusses the roles of literature and imagination in both repressive states and democracies.
Read poet Shane Koyczan's powerful spoken word poem about bullying, “To This Day."
Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on the difficulties of balancing her dual identities.
Jonathan Rodríguez reflects on his name through poetry. How does his name “place him in the world”? How is it a mask, shield, or container?
Consider the opportunities and challenges that arise when we encounter strangers.
Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz processes an experience she had in a slave labor camp through a poem and writing.