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Festschrift

Theologian M. Shawn Copeland, who retired from Boston College this month, was celebrated by colleagues and former students with a Festschrift in her honor. Enfleshing Theology: Embodiment, Discipleship, and Politics in the Work of M. Shawn Copeland (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, … Continue reading

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Silenced

The latest novel by Boston College alumna Natália Gomes (also known as N.D. Gomes) tackles issues such as bullying and sexual violence and the importance of listening to and believing girls. We Are Not Okay (HarperCollins UK/HQ Young Adult, 2019), … Continue reading

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Noah the nurse practitioner

A new children’s book introduces young readers to the nursing profession and showcases a role model who challenges gender and racial biases. The Adventures of Noah the Nurse Practitioner was written by Boston College alumnus Loic Assobmo, a primary care … Continue reading

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Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

The 19th Amendment, which secured for women the right to vote in the United States, was passed in the House of Representatives and Congress 100 years ago. The amendment capped a decades-long women’s suffrage movement by activists, many of whom … Continue reading

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Batting Order

Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing baseball player: big, bold, and brash. Matt Baker, a great all-around player, is small and shy, and has a stutter. The two learn a lot from one another once they start working together in Batting … Continue reading

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Danger in Boston

A biological weapon is accidentally unleashed upon an unsuspecting Boston populace in a new thriller by Phil Temples, a systems administrator in the Computer Science Department at BC. In The Allston Variant (Moonshine Cove Publishing, 2019), scientist Carrie Bloomfield is … Continue reading

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Secret nerd

Sarah Anne is a popular jock with a secret nerdy side in the newest novel by Boston College alumna Erin Dionne. In Secrets of a Fangirl (Arthur A. Levine Books, May, 2019) Sarah Anne lives by a set of rules meant … Continue reading

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