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 David Weber
If you’re looking for sci-fi novels featuring intricate politics, detailed world building and a society that has been brainwashed to believe technology is the work of the Devil then David Weber’s Safehold Series is for you! A word of warning – these are a slow read and it takes a while for the major actions to happen.
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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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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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