Root: Spring 2016

The Gift of a Known World

Editor's note

Just People Like Us

In 1940s Southern Oregon, prisoners of war were more welcome than US military of color.

A Tremendous Force of Will

A conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson


In the face of loss, cleaning hotel rooms and a lifelong friend offer solace.

Not Built for Ghosts

A woman faces consequences after leaving her beloved home in the hands of others.

Stolen Land and Borrowed Dollars

Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics.

Between Ribbon and Root

Hope and a history of tragedy live together in a Cowlitz woman's son.


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