The Writer’s Tale: Margaret Atwood at Berkeley

Margaret atwood and the handmaid's tale

One of the most unique programs that UC Berkeley has for its incoming and returning students is the “On The Same Page” reading program. All incoming students get a copy of the selected book, and all returning students, professors, and affiliated staff are encouraged to read it, too. This year, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale made it from the shelves and the screen to the hands of Berkeley students. Even more exciting, though, is that Margaret Atwood herself is talking on campus today, August 23rd, about her work.

If you haven’t read The Handmaid’s Tale yet, you should stop reading this blog post and go get the book from the library. Immediately. 🙂

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood cover
The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood

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An Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reading List

Asian Pacific American heritage Month a Contemporary Reading List
by Taylor Follett

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which means that federal organizations such as the Library of Congress, the National Parks Service, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others, join together to acknowledge and honor the many generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who make up an essential part of America. However, you don’t have to be a member of a federal organization to join in—and, as always, we at the library love to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading!

Interested in learning more about Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month? Check out the official website here. Happy reading!