Amy E. Robertson
Reader, writer, globetrotter. Seattle native who has lived in six countries (current home: New York). Food obsessed. Bylines in NPR, Wall Street Journal, Vice MUNCHIES, Budget Travel and more.
American Politics: Trying to Make Sense of It in Eight Books
These eight books will help readers understand how we got to the present, how to find a middle ground, how to envision what might come next, and how to find inspiration from different political viewpoints.
PTSD After 9/11: An Interview with Helaina Hovitz
Those who lived through September 11th, 2001, all remember exactly how the day unfolded. Journalist Helaina Hovitz was a 12-year-old girl in school two blocks from the World Trade Center. She talks to Bookwitty about her book, After 9/11.
Understanding Charlottesville: Race, Religion and the KKK
Hate speeches and attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, shocked people world-wide. But marginalization of and discrimination against people of different colors and faiths have roots that stretch back to the United States' founding. Here are a few suggestions for books that will take you closer to today’s reality, by looking deeper into the past.
Secrets of Sicily: Tell No One About These Books
Sicily’s history left behind a culture that is rich and complex, and perhaps impossible for someone non-Sicilian to fully understand. These books can help, each giving glorious glimpses of Sicilian life behind closed doors.
Lebanon in Literature: 10 Books to Unravel the Mystery
Lebanon is a complicated place to get one's head around. In less than 10,000 square kilometers there are four million people, one million Syrian refugees, eighteen officially recognized religions, and one heck of a political system. Here's a reading list of 10 books to help you figure it all out