This is a "street book market" in Parque Centenario, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A memoir of a woman's solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian outback. Despite discouragement from friends and family, Robyn Davidson, with her four camels and dog cross the desert in search of adventure, herself and the meaning of life. Fending of poisonous snakes, learning to survive in harsh environments and training camels, the reader with leave with the belief that all dreams are possible, even to those whose dreams are wild.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!