Welcome to February; a perfect time to curl up with a good book and escape the nasty weather. Our recommendations for this month focus on celebrating and commemorating Chinese and African heritage. Wishing all a Happy Chinese New Year- YEAR OF THE PIG.
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
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Poet. Novelist. Playwright. Activist. There wasn’t much that Langston Hughes couldn't do. Born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902, Hughes—an innovator of the jazz poetry art form—eventually made his way to New York City, where he became one of the most recognized leaders of the Harlem Renaissance. But even amongst his peers, Hughes’s work stood out as unique.
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by Ms. Sullivan
Emote is an example of what linguists call a back-formation-that is, a word formed by trimming down an existing word (in this case, ). As is sometimes the case with back-formations, emote has since its coinage in the early 20th century tended toward use that is less than entirely serious.