By George Takei
A thought provoking and distressing autobiographical account of George Takei’s (Sulu in Star Trek, author of several books, human rights and LGBTQ rights activist) time spent growing up internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans during World War II. This graphic novel should be a must read for everyone to understand how legalized racism tore families apart, caused their homes to be taken from them, their possessions stripped, and lives uprooted just for having Japanese heritage after the bombing of Pearl Harbour. A timely reminder of how fast people can become the enemy just because they look different.
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By Alexander Masters
A twisty fabulous mystery which will surprise and delight you. This book had me questioning my own assumptions and biases. Its also a true story and a great read.
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By Angie Thomas
This confronting, emotionally-charged book inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement details the aftermath of Starr Carter witnessing the fatal shooting of her childhood friend, Khalil, by a police officer.
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You don’t have to know who Lecrae is to love this page turner. It is a journey through a musician’s personal life & insight in to the music industry. This autobiography is so raw as it takes you through his childhood battles, faith struggles & tells of grace and redemption.
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A true story of a little girl who’s life was very traumatic and has been through a lot of foster families. Cathy was her last resort of help. Cathy Glass is a truly remarkable woman, with lots of stories to tell.
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A rare first-hand account of daily life for North Korea’s most fortunate young adults. Slipping incognito into the regime quickly renders Kim, a hardened western journalist, despondent. This is a vital and ultimately heartbreaking read.
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Written by Virginia Hanlon Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters & Nirvana Dave Grohl, this book is a collection of interviews the author has with mothers of other famous musicians. Will appeal to music fans and those interested in family stories. Easily readable 🙂
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