2019 Read. Think. Act. Blog Tour

Each year, we take a tour of blogs in our larger community, with themed series each day bringing us to new and varied voices. Join us this year as we explore how university presses can help teach us "How to..."—and bookmark these sites to #ReadUP throughout the year!

The blog tour ran from Monday, November 4, through Friday, November 8, each day focusing on a different theme (see below). 

Monday: How to be a better (global) citizen
Tuesday: How to speak up and speak out
Wednesday: How to be an environmental steward
Thursday: How to build community
Friday: How to practice compassion

Monday: How to be a better (global) citizen

University of Virginia Press
How to Cope with Polarization by Amitai Etzioni

Purdue University Press
Looking Back and Looking Forward; Thinking Local and Thinking Global by Justin Race

University of Wisconsin Press
#ReadUP on Global Citizenship

University Press of Florida
6 Ways You Can Help Immigrants Facing Detention and Deportation by Carl Lindskoog

University of Toronto Press
Thinking about Thinking: Kenneth S. Stern and How to Be a Better (Global) Citizen by Anna Maria Del Col

Vanderbilt University Press
Awakening Democracy through Public Work by Jenna Phillips

University of Minnesota Press
Citizenship in a Time of Wageless Life by Ian Shaw and Marv Waterstone 

University of Nebraska Press
I’m Not a “Global Citizen” but I’m Happy to be Transnational by Robin Hemley

University of North Carolina Press
A New Modernism for a New America by Alex Dika Seggerman

Tuesday: How to speak up and speak out

University of Chicago Press
How to Speak Up and Speak Out (on media objectivity) by Lewis Raven Wallace

Syracuse University Press
Speaking Up and Speaking Out (on Title IX and equity in sports) by Kelly Belanger

Fordham University Press
How to Speak Up and Speak Out (on the Statue of Liberty and immigration) by Joan Marans Dim

Harvard Education Press
Chasing Ghosts: Racism and US Education by Tracey A. Benson

University of British Columbia Press
On Jody Wilson-Raybould’s From Where I Stand by Megan Malashewsky

University of Nebraska Press
Small truths, Big truths, and Memoir as Reckoning by Timothy J. Hillegonds

University of Toronto Press
The University Press in the post-truth era

University of Regina Press
Reclaiming Lands, Resisting Violence

University of Arizona Press
An Excerpt from Yolqui, A Warrior Summoned from the Spirit World by Roberto Cintli Rodriguez

University of South Carolina Press
Thoughts from William B. Gravely, author of They Stole Him Out of Jail

Northwestern University Press
Speaking Up to Speak Out (about Lee Bey’s Southern Exposure: The Overlooked Architecture of Chicago’s South Side)

Wednesday: How to be an environmental steward

University of Pittsburgh Press
Four Ways to Be a Better Environmental Steward by Patricia M. DeMarco

Duke University Press
What is one thing that more people need to understand about the current global climate crisis? By selected book and journal authors

Columbia University Press
Enacting Environmental Stewardship by Acting Locally by Karl Coplan

University of California Press
Climate Change is Changing What it Means to Be an Environmental Steward by Sarah Jaquette Ray

Yale University Press
Nine Steps to a Sustainable Future by selected contributors to A Better Planet

Bucknell University Press
Who Speaks for the Non-Human? The Humanists by Tim Wenzel

Oregon State University Press
Creating a Coalescence of Values in Oregon by Marcy Cottrell Houle

University Press of Mississippi
Documenting the Dying Histories of Coastal Communities by Jessica H. Schexnayder

Harvard University Press
How to Plant a Forest by Lucia Jacobs

University of Toronto Press
How to Be an Environmental Steward by Alex Keys

University of South Carolina Press
Environmental Stewardship by Robert C. Clark and Tom Poland, authors of the forthcoming Carolina Bays: Wild, Mysterious, and Majestic Landforms


University of Minnesota Press
Cultivating care for one of the ocean’s most majestic creatures by Jennifer E. Telesca


Thursday: How to build community

Temple University Press
How to build community (on Monument Lab) by Paul Farber and Ken Lum

Syracuse University Press
Community (on The Soul of Central New York) by Sean Kirst

University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books
Building Community through Truth Telling by Katya Cengel

Athabasca University Press
How to Build Community (tips from Small Cities, Big Issue and 2 other books)

Princeton University Press
How to Build Community (from the very local to the global) by Christie Henry and Lyndsey Claro

MIT Press
On the MIT Press Bookstore

University of Toronto Press
How to Build Community (among professors and poets) by Vannessa Barnier
Journal of Scholarly Publishing: Fifty Years and a Community by Mary Lui and Robert Brown

Vanderbilt University Press
Nashville Adult Literacy Council: Building Community, Word by Word by Jenna Phillips 

University of Michigan Press
The Press’s Role in Building Digital Scholarship Communities by Charles Watkinson

Johns Hopkins University Press
Read. Think. Act. by Robin W. Coleman

University Press of Kansas
The University Press and Building Community by Derek Helms

University of North Carolina Press
Author Interview: Lana Dee Povitz on Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice by Siobhan Barco

Friday: How to practice compassion

Columbia University Press
How Empathy Can Help Us Become More Compassionate by Elizabeth A. Segal

Penn State University Press
Benjamin Dix, author of Vanni: A Family’s Struggle through the Sri Lankan Conflict, on the harrowing experience of leaving Sri Lanka behind

University of Illinois Press
How the Transformations Series Invites Us to Practice Compassion

University of Nebraska Press
University Press Week: Practicing Compassion, an excerpt from The Heart of Torah by Rabbi Shai Held

Bucknell University Press
My Novel Body by Jason S. Farr

Beacon Press
Extending Humanity and Compassion at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp by Peter Jan Honigsberg

University of South Carolina Press
A quote from Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement, a collection of first-person accounts of people responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina

University or Toronto Press
You Are What You Read by Natalie Fingerhut