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Featured Books: Arts & Culture in Philadelphia includes works by English Alumnus Yoonmee Chang

Last year’s Featured Books: Philadelphia display offered titles to encourage students to explore Penn’s hometown. In advent of a semester defined by social distancing and remote learning, the Stacks staff has put together a reading, watching, and listening list so that Quakers can virtually immerse in the art and cultural scenes of the City of Brotherly Love.

“The focus of this display is the arts in Philadelphia,” says Eileen Kelly, Head of Collection Management. “We want patrons, wherever they are, to be able to connect with the city through the artistic legacy of citizens such as Becky Birtha and Judith Jamison, as well as Penn alumni and former faculty — including John Edgar Wideman and Yoonmee Chang.”

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