If you're feeling antsy while social distancing, reading is a wonderful way to travel from the cozy comfort of your living room and learn something new in the process. You can follow the echo of blues riffs in the Gulf Coast, forage for poke sallet and turtle soup in Appalachia, solve mysteries in the Northwoods of Minnesota, soak up Chicano lore in Texas, roam the back streets of Baltimore, and laugh alongside good-natured farmers in Nebraska, one page and one book at a time. 

This article was first published March 2020 and updated November 2020

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