- Sweet Bard of Youth: A Review of "The Summer Demands" by Deborah Shapiro Deborah Shapiro's novel freshens up a common literary setup with sharply observed language and compelling insight.
- Summer 2017: Pedal Power What’s colorful, looks like an ice-cream cart, is pedaled slowly from park to park and magically unfolds to display a bounty of books? BiblioTreka, the brainchild of the Read/Write Library, will be hanging out under the trees this summer with Poetry in the Park, in collaboration with the Poetry Center's Six Points Reading Series. The mobile library will carry…
- A Walking Tour of a Breakdown: A Review of “Speaking of Summer” by Kalisha Buckhanon A story of breakdown and recovery.
- The Conversation: Alex Kotlowitz discusses "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago" Alex Kotlowitz spent five years working on "An American Summer," and his long and illustrious career as a reporter foreshadowed what, finally, we would read.
- Sex and a Single Midwestern Girl in New York: Renée Rosen discusses "Park Avenue Summer" I loved her courage and flat out chutzpah. She was a 105-pound powerhouse who wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself and ultimately for all woman.
- Lessons From A Tragic Summer: Authors Eve L. Ewing and Simon Balto take on the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 "[These issues] are not going to revert back to some better and more equitable state, because they did not originate in a better or more equitable state. We must face that, before anything else.”