The Honors Literature Project completed Moonwalking with Einstein this week. Here is author Joshua Foer’s TED Talk highlighting some of the finer points found in his wonderful book on memory. We are excited to begin reading Industrial-Strength Denial, our fourth nonfiction title of the school year, next week. Barbara Freese’s book is an epic tour through eight campaigns of denial waged by industries defending the slave trade, radium consumption, unsafe cars, leaded gasoline, ozone-destroying chemicals, tobacco, the investment products that caused the financial crisis, and the fossil fuels destabilizing our climate. Industrial-Strength Denial delves into the larger social dramas surrounding these denials, including how people outside the industries fought back using evidence and the tools of democracy.

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