Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Education of an Idealist – Samantha Power

“This is a wonderful book.” — THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, The New York Times Book Review “Truly engrossing.” — RACHEL MADDOW Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question “What can one person do?”—and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education ...

Red at the Bone – Jacqueline Woodson

“An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison.” – People   “In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss….With Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen — even further into the ranks of great literature.” – NPR “This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters.” –Tayari Jones, bestselling ...

The Enemy of Ignorance – facts, trivia, & general knowledge – Elsmere Gracey

“The Enemy of Ignorance” is the third book in “The Smarty Pants Series” – a collection of facts, trivia, and general knowledge.This volume includes the life events of Keiko before and after starring in the Free Willy movies. It also delves into the racist and unethical medical experiments that were carried out for forty years on men who suffered from syphilis. •Why do fish float on their sides when they die?•Have you experienced highway hypnosis?•What happens when a crew member or passenger dies on a ...