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Reading is My Window

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Megan Sweeney is assistant professor of English and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


This important book represents a significant contribution to interdisciplinary research focused on women prisoners' reading habits and attempts at self-education and improvement.--Library Journal In Sweeney's narrative, the autonomy and strength of prison women compel attention and respect. . . . Recommended.--Choice The readership of this book will be far and wide.--Fellowship of Reconciliation Putting bias aside, Sweeney listens carefully while women explain what the books . . . mean to them.--The Christian Century Break[s] significant new ground. . . . A most original scholarly work. . . . [Sweeney's] research method and analysis are meticulous; the book is enlivened by the frank and often surprising remarks of her subjects.--Women's Review of Books An interesting and provocative read. . . . Serves as a call to action.--Feminist Review The reader will have encountered the intense humanity, the human-ness, of the women in Sweeny's humane study and know how much we all need books and reading in our lives.--SHARP News Riveting. . . . Reading is My Window is not just a stellar example of the history and ethnography of reading--though it is that. It is also a point of entry into a world with which many Americans have no direct contact. . . . This book represents terrifically important scholarship and compelling, passionate activism, and it deserves a wide readership among people who care about books, and people who care about racism, political economy, justice, social change, and citizenship in the United States.--Books & Culture Sweeney amplifies voices that are rarely heard and contributes understanding and thought from which ideas for the future can be drawn.--Make/Shift Sweeny's material is accessible because of her writing style and her ability to give voice to women prisoners...--Magill's Literary Annual One of the strengths of the book is Sweeney's desire and ability to listen and to be transformed through the listening. . . .A necessary and unique contribution.--Fellowship magazine

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