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Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Avakening by Manal al-Sharif. June 13, 2017. Simon & Schuster, 289 p. ISBN: 9781476793023.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD; Lexile: 990. 837 more words


Sinking the Sultana by Sally M. Walker

Sinking the Sultana by Sally M. Walker. October 10, 2017. Candlewick Press, 208 p. ISBN: 9780763677558.  Int Lvl: 5-8; Rdg Lvl: 8.1.

The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn’t the Titanic.  685 more words


Introduction to the Epigraph of John Green's TATWD

Man can do what he wills, but he cannot will what he wills.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

As is the case with many German philosophers, a first reading of the quote will sound profoundly intellectual, deeply philosophical… and utterly unintelligible.

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The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. May 2, 2017. Sourcebooks, 480 p. ISBN: 9781492649359.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD; Lexile: 980. 898 more words


4 Effective Reading Tips That Helped Me To Read 5 NOVELS IN JUST TWO WEEKS!!

This book is so hard, I did not understand the lines and closed it!

Look at the words, I do not want to open the dictionary in every minute! 674 more words


Book Club Reading Guide for Purple Hibiscus

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rating : ★★★★


The novel Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria immediately after the time of upheaval of the governmental authorities and focuses on the life of a middle class family. 1,304 more words

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Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon

Far From the Tree: Young Adult Edition: How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another . . . Our Differences Unite Us by Andrew Solomon. 678 more words