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Nabhan encourages using local food sources such as mesquite trees in the Sonoran desert.

MacArthur Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan

Scientist, food activist and writer raises awareness and enthusiam about plants, food, and a healthy environment.

MacArthur Fellow Brackette F. Williams

Ethnic studies connects UA anthropology professor with 'genius grant'

Not Too Old to Learn

Imagine learning to read and write after more than fifty years of keeping your illiteracy a secret. Uwe Keilitz shares how he became a reader and teacher after turning his life around.

Life-changing Experiences While Serving Overseas

Peace Corps volunteers say life abroad opens new horizons, and is unforgettable.

Arizona Spotlight for February 13th, 2015

A student learns to balance family, education, and work with limited income; translating Murakami's stories into English; repose as a way to deal with stress; a bull rider's quest for the Gold Buckle.

Tucson Nonprofit Seeks Volunteers to Promote Literacy

Literacy Connects needs 300 new coaches, specially for TUSD, Sunnyside for next school year.

TUSD's Mexican American Studies Program has officially been shut down and books related to the curriculum have been removed from classrooms as well. A Latino literary organization based in Houston Texas organized a caravan of authors and activists to deliver a supply of books in question to students and teachers. When Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal ruled that TUSD Mexican American Studies classes violated state law, libraries from 11 schools requested the books and district spokeswoman Cara Rene now says there are 112 copies of these books throughout the district.

Book with Descriptive Sex Scene Removed from High School

School in Sierra Vista discarded it from 10-grade English class amid parental complaint.

Rebecca Brukman. 11/14/12.
Man walks in front of Main Public Library in Tucson, Ariz.

Pima Library Offering Free Digital Magazine Loans

New service allows cardholders unlimited magazine downloads

The book "Ground/Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River", is described as "an ode to a dry river, the kind of river most familiar to those who dwell in Southern Arizona."

Missing Element in AZ Rivers: Water

Book - 'ode to a dry river' - analyzes arid region

Teachers' Voices with Mike Beeson and Ron Mead

Share the enthusiasm of two English & writing teachers who get to introduce students to characters like Lenny, Gatsby, and Jean Valjean every year.

Book at Pima County Public Library

Spanish Literacy Festival this Weekend

The fourth annual book fair aims to promote literacy in Spanish

Teachers' Voices with Eleanor Droegemeier and Mary Jan Bancroft

Two friends and educators share stories about the importance of "First Things First", Arizona's early childhood development and health program.

Summer Reading Program Begins as School Ends

Pima County Public Library has many activities planned for all ages

Books used in TUSD's now-banned Mexican American Studies classes.

Book Club Discusses Literary Works No Longer Taught At TUSD

The Mexican American Studies Book Club meets for the first time

Tucson Festival of Books, 2012

Tucson Festival of Books Wraps Up at UA

4th annual draws thousands to meet authors, browse books, celebrate reading

Tucson Author Larry Dane Brimmer talks about his book, "Black & White", which conducts a firsthand glimpse of a civil rights pioneer. Larry collected this data from interviews with Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth, whom was a elder statesman of the civil rights movement and a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Young Readers: The Facts About Civil Rights Movement

Tucson author Larry Dane Brimner discusses his latest book, 'Black & White'

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