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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. So many cheap books in Buenos Aires! Gotta love it.

Improbables Librairies, Improbables Bibliothèques

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

Booktopia has Reading Lolita in Tehran, A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi. Buy a discounted Paperback of Reading Lolita in Tehran online from Australia's leading online bookstore. This Is A Book, I Love Books, Great Books, Books To Read, My Books, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Reading Books, New York Times

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, Critic of Islam, Will Headline American Atheists’ 2015 Convention Books To Read, My Books, Brave Women, Coming Of Age, Love Reading, Great Books, Book Lists, Memoirs, Natural Hair

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.

Read "The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher's Guide" by Erin Gruwell available from Rakuten Kobo. A standards-based teacher’s guide from the educator behind the New York Times bestseller The Freedom Writers Diary, w. Rodney King, Freedom Writers, Books To Read, My Books, Leader In Me, The Freedom, Best Teacher, Teacher Books, Teacher Gifts

A teachers unorthodox teaching style changes her students lives through writing.

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman held for fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia. Hands down, one of the best books that i've ever read- "A House in the Sky" by Amanda Lindhout.

A House in the Sky: A Memoir|Paperback

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White like me (reflections on race from a privileged son) by Tim Wise. A comprehensive explanation of the toxic effects that institutional racism has on society by a white anti-racism activist, woven into a fascinating autobiographical format.

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

In this completely revised, “Remix” version of his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me, Tim Wise explores how racial identity and whiteness influence the lives of white Americans, by…

The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine (Random House Reader's Circle): Somaly Mam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nicholas D. This Is A Book, The Book, Books To Read, My Books, Thing 1, Thinking Day, Human Trafficking, Great Books, Amazing Books

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!

One of my favorite books- a must read for men and women: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn This Is A Book, The Book, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Happy Reading, Books To Read, My Books, Film Books, Half The Sky

Half The Sky | Review & Notes

Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn. Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity For Women Worldwide. Vintage Books, 2009. (296 pages) www.halftheskymovement.org, www.facebook.com/kristof, &…

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild at Barnes & Noble. Good Books, Books To Read, My Books, This Is A Book, The Book, Adam King, King Leopold, Im Jin Ah, Livres

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.

"Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir" by Rachel Lloyd (Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Sex Trafficking) Great Books, New Books, Books To Read, B 13, Human Trafficking, Book Girl, Social Science, Book Lists, So Little Time

Girls Like Us ~ Book Review

Girls Like Us is an intense recap of the author's life as a commercially sexually exploited young adult. She went on to establish the organization GEMS to help support other young women who have gone through the same thing and is working to help them get out of the life. An intense read. Powerful memories and heart-breaking stories. Not for the light of heart. Lloyd takes the reader through her own experiences. My heart hurts for her as she recaps what she has been through. She is now…