Posts by: The Rumpus

Call for Rumpus Readers Report: “The New Patriot”

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We’re hungry for more writing from Rumpus readers, so we’re now accepting submissions for our next Readers Report!

Through the month of July, we’ll be looking at what it does and doesn’t mean to be a patriot. So this time around, we’re asking you to tackle the theme “The New Patriot.”

Please send your submissions, maximum 400 words, to Susan Clements at silentjoy2001 AT yahoo.com.

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What to Read When the World Is Unreliable

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Instead of sorting through all the crazy news stories this weekend, we suggest taking a break with some unreliable narrators in a few far more worthwhile novels. ...more

What to Read When You Need More Anne Shirley in Your Life

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Today, the new series Anne with an E premieres on Netflix. Here's a list of books for times when you need a strong female protagonist like Anne Shirley. ...more

What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island

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Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you. ...more

What to Read When Things Go Nuclear

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Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it's hard-wrought. ...more

Paul Madonna Moves on to the Next Dream

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We are excited to offer a preview of artwork from Paul Madonna's new book, On to the Next Dream, alongside an interview with our current Comics Editor, Brandon Hicks, and an exclusive excerpt. ...more

What to Read When the President Cuts Funding for Everything Good

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A list of books written by past NEA grant recipients, as well as books that inspire protest and remind us that we can make a different reality than the one we're in today. ...more

What to Read When You Are Surrounded by Spies

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Here, in one handy list, are a few of our favorite spy novels. Watch your back! ...more

What to Read When the President Withdraws Protections for Transgender Students

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What to Read When You Want to Avoid the News

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From drugs to celebrities to murder to just plain good writing, here are five books that offer us a brief respite from the onslaught of terrifying news. ...more

Next Letter in the Mail: Georgia Bellas

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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail from Georgia Bellas! While sitting in an airport drinking a gin and tonic and from the mountains while crickets sing, Georgia sends a letter begun in an airport drinking a gin and tonic, and finished from the mountains while crickets sing, hoping to bring you a little joy and to find out all about you, too.

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Next Letter for Kids: Kara LaReau

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Kara LaReau! Kara writes to us about the time she proudly handed in a report on Marian Anderson for Black History Month and got in trouble for using a good word.

Subscribe by January 30 to make sure this letter reaches your favorite young reader!

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