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Life under siege

Growing up amidst political turmoil and war can have profound effects on any individual. These memoirs and biographies offer nuanced explorations of lives in such uncertain places and times. In How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child, Congolese refugee Sandra Uwiringiyimana recounts life before, during, and after war. Growing up in the […]

Building Titanic app review

Building Titanic, by National Geographic in collaboration with developer Neo-Pangea (released for the Titanic‘s centennial in April 2012), is a stunning nonfiction app for everyone from elementary-aged students to adults. Most Titanic media, understandably, focuses on the ship’s sinking; as the name suggests, this app instead gives an inside look into a remarkable technological achievement: […]