Books that change.

Books worth reading; that will help you grow, become more tolerant, make you better, help you see a different perspective.
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This is a "street book market" in Parque Centenario, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This is a "street book market" in Parque Centenario, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

How one professor in Iran found courage in books to fight against the regime during the Revolution in Iran. This in turn, gave hope and strength to herself and her students who found their voices in literature.

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

How one professor in Iran found courage in books to fight against the regime during the Revolution in Iran. This in turn, gave hope and strength to herself and her students who found their voices in literature.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in her biography, describes her coming of age story as a celebration of triumph over adversity. Surviving civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, escaping forced marriage, to earning a college degree in political science and being elected in to parliament; Ayaan is an advocate for Muslim women's rights, education and freedom of speech.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in her biography, describes her coming of age story as a celebration of triumph over adversity. Surviving civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, escaping forced marriage, to earning a college degree in political science and being elected in to parliament; Ayaan is an advocate for Muslim women's rights, education and freedom of speech.

A House in the Sky: A Memoir. A story of a young Canadian journalist, held for ransom for 460 days in Somalia. Enduring the most unthinkable atrocities, Lindhout's story of survival and enduring courageously will bring you to tears. Her story reinforces faith in humanity that all can forgive our oppressors and channel negative energy into positive to make the world a better place.

A House in the Sky: A Memoir. A story of a young Canadian journalist, held for ransom for 460 days in Somalia. Enduring the most unthinkable atrocities, Lindhout's story of survival and enduring courageously will bring you to tears. Her story reinforces faith in humanity that all can forgive our oppressors and channel negative energy into positive to make the world a better place.

White Like Me: Is a personal account that examines white privilege and the authors conception of racism in American society through his experiences with his family and in his community. This books call for a cognitive re-structuring concerning how we view race in America and how all are not exempt from the negative effects of racisms, including those who are its perpetrators. Intentional and non-intential institutionalized racisms is expounded upon and its many effects. A must read for…

White Like Me: Is a personal account that examines white privilege and the authors conception of racism in American society through his experiences with his family and in his community. This books call for a cognitive re-structuring concerning how we view race in America and how all are not exempt from the negative effects of racisms, including those who are its perpetrators. Intentional and non-intential institutionalized racisms is expounded upon and its many effects. A must read for…

A story about human rights. Somaly Mam's experiences being trafficked and how she escaped; where she found her courage and how she is changing the lives of many who have been trafficked today!

A story about human rights. Somaly Mam's experiences being trafficked and how she escaped; where she found her courage and how she is changing the lives of many who have been trafficked today!

Girls Like Us, a powerful memoir of fighting for a world where girls are not for sale. Rachel Lloyd shares her story of being trafficked, starting her foundation GEMS and of the billion dollar business of trafficking girls. Lloyd describes what human trafficking looks like in the United States and explains in great detail the psychology of the victim as well as the perpetrator. A must read, not for the light of heart.

Girls Like Us, a powerful memoir of fighting for a world where girls are not for sale. Rachel Lloyd shares her story of being trafficked, starting her foundation GEMS and of the billion dollar business of trafficking girls. Lloyd describes what human trafficking looks like in the United States and explains in great detail the psychology of the victim as well as the perpetrator. A must read, not for the light of heart.

King Leopold's Ghost: Explores the exploitation of the Congo Free State by King Leopold II of Belgium between 1885 and 1908, as well as the atrocities that were committed during that period. The book aims to increase public awareness of crimes committed by European colonial rulers in Africa. It was refused by nine of the ten U.S. publishing houses to which an outline was submitted, but became an unexpected bestseller and won the prestigious Mark Lynton History Prize for literary style.

King Leopold's Ghost: Explores the exploitation of the Congo Free State by King Leopold II of Belgium between 1885 and 1908, as well as the atrocities that were committed during that period. The book aims to increase public awareness of crimes committed by European colonial rulers in Africa. It was refused by nine of the ten U.S. publishing houses to which an outline was submitted, but became an unexpected bestseller and won the prestigious Mark Lynton History Prize for literary style.


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Book Club. Great book! A few years ago, Barnes&Noble had a book club on this book with active participation of the Author herself!

Book Club. Great book! A few years ago, Barnes&Noble had a book club on this book with active participation of the Author herself!

I always love the historical info in books. Of course, that's not the whole  point of this, but it won me over for that reason as well...

I always love the historical info in books. Of course, that's not the whole point of this, but it won me over for that reason as well...

Just finished this great fictional account of the life of Dinah...the daughter of Jacob and Leah and Joseph's only sister

Just finished this great fictional account of the life of Dinah...the daughter of Jacob and Leah and Joseph's only sister

MICHIGAN: "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides. "The Virgin Suicides" is a gripping tale of five beautiful yet eccentric sisters who commit suicide all in the same year in Gross Pointe, Mich. It is written from the perspective of an anonymous group of boys who are observant, infatuated, and endlessly struggling to explain the tragedy.

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MICHIGAN: "The Virgin Suicides" by Jeffrey Eugenides. "The Virgin Suicides" is a gripping tale of five beautiful yet eccentric sisters who commit suicide all in the same year in Gross Pointe, Mich. It is written from the perspective of an anonymous group of boys who are observant, infatuated, and endlessly struggling to explain the tragedy.

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow | Brain Pickings

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow | Brain Pickings

Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Ali's debut novel brings the immigrant milieu of East London to vibrant life. Through the eyes of two Bangladeshi sisters—the plain Nazneen and the prettier Hasina—we see the divergent paths of the contemporary descendants of an ancient culture. Hasina elopes to a "love marriage," and young Nazneen, in an arranged marriage, is pledged to a much older man living in London.

Brick Lane by Monica Ali. Ali's debut novel brings the immigrant milieu of East London to vibrant life. Through the eyes of two Bangladeshi sisters—the plain Nazneen and the prettier Hasina—we see the divergent paths of the contemporary descendants of an ancient culture. Hasina elopes to a "love marriage," and young Nazneen, in an arranged marriage, is pledged to a much older man living in London.

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