News & Updates
- Imani Perry and Damon Young are nominated for a 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work Non-Fiction
- Ian Lendler's he First Dinosaur: How Science Solved the Greatest Mystery on Earth has been named the Golden Kite Honor Book in the category of Nonfiction for Older Readers given by SCBWI
- Nelson Institute professor of Environmental Justice, Monica White has been awarded both the 2019 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity (REI) Fellowship for her research relating to Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement
- Ian Lendler's The Fabled Life of Aesop received a Kirkus starred review
- Michael Eric Dyson's Jay Z: Made in America hits the New York Times bestseller list
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.
Desert nomads tested their vision by distinguishing a pair of stars. But we have since created more disquieting ways to test the strength of the eyes.
Reading the eye chart is an exercise in failure, since it only gets interesting when you cannot read any further. It is the opposite of interpretative reading, like one does with literature. When you have finished reading an eye chart, what exactly have you even read? From a Spanish cleric's Renaissance guide to testing vision, to a Dutch ophthalmologist's innovation in optical tech, to the witty subversion of the eye chart in advertising and popular culture, William Germano's Eye Chart lets people see the eye chart at last.
Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.