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Now seeking submissions for Black History Month symposium Feb. 16

The Northwest Passages Book Club in February will host a symposium to celebrate art created by high school students in honor of Black History Month. The book club, in collaboration with the Black Lens, is accepting Black art in all mediums that examines, expands and celebrates the Black experience.

Northwest Passages: Victorya Rouse

For nearly three decades, Victorya Rouse has taught English to young people who have been driven from their homes by war, conflict and disaster. The wide range of experiences students bring to her class is relected in a new book she has compiled and edited, 'Finding Refuge: Real-Life immigrant stories from Young People.' Rouse spoke with Spokesman-Review columnist Shawn Vestal during a Northwest Passages event at the Montvale Event Center.

Northwest Passages: ‘Into Thin Hair’

Chris Kopczynski – a mountaineer who has braved the highest peaks on all seven continents over the course of his life – said he was “scared to death.”

Chris Kopczynski’s ‘Into Thin Hair’ is a celebration of survival

Chris Kopczynski wanted to be an astronaut but decided to keep his feet firmly beneath him. Instead, he reached as high as he could for the stars, his head above the clouds, without ever leaving the earth. As a child, he climbed higher than any adult would deem safe.

Sara Pennypacker explores loss, nature in new ‘Pax’ novel

Sara Pennypacker often kept to herself as a child in school, the kid who opted to read quietly and kept a bright blue notebook with her so she could craft written stories. Once for a class assignment, she submitted one of those stories to her teacher.