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Marisa Fertitta

Marisa Fertitta is a Boston-based writer with a degree in Professional Writing. She’s written every type of writing she can get her hands on—and if she’s not writing (though she usually is), or reading (slowly tackling that “To Be Read” list), you can likely find her scouring a thrift store for the next funky edition to her closet. You can check out what she’s working on next here

15 African American History Books Every American Should Read

Meet extraordinary individuals; explore communities; deepen your understanding of America.

17 Books That Offer Perspectives on the Presidents

Get a fresh take on the men who led—and currently lead—our country.

Who Was Saint Valentine? 

The Christian martyr and symbol of love has a murky backstory.

Slavery’s Exiles: The American Maroons and How They Survived

Sylviane A. Diouf shares how slaves escaped and survived in the Southern wilderness. 

10 Reference Books You’ll Actually Want to Read

Read all the books on our list and your rivals for any trivia game will be few and far between.

20 Fascinating Books About the Founding Fathers of America

They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.