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November 2017

It's that generous time of year again. Skip the line at Walmart with a fist full of gift cards, and instead give someone you love a gift that inspires their writer within. We've chosen some of our favorites from the SMITH Mag shop, as well as shops around the web and the world. Here are our curated picks for stocking stuffers, those many nights of Hanukkah, Secret Santas, or wherever your holiday spirit may take you. Our Books Six Words Fresh Off the Boat  This timely and unique crowd-sourced book of immigration stories (done in collaboration with ABC's Fresh Off the Boat) captures hundreds of memoirs on the experience from across America, spanning cultures and generations, to paint a powerful portrait of who we are as a country, and where we came from. Contributors include refugees (“Refugee went from burkas to bachelors,” “Boat person finds freedom in America”); students (“I only speak Spanish on weekends”); and armed forces personnel (“Salvadoran immigrant raises US Navy diver,” “Retired Marine, looked upon as outsider”). With contributions from Aziz Ansari, Julianne Moore, Junot Diaz, and hundreds of first-time writers, it's a perfect gift for a teacher to inspire a classroom lesson or a grandparent to inspire a conversation about his or her American journey.