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Martin John by Anakana Schofield

“It was a time when people didn’t ask as many questions. That was the time it was.”

This book will take you to another place: one you don’t often go to or may never have been. Prepare yourself: check out the Index on the first page.

Index

1. Martin John has made mistakes. 2. Check […]

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

“I was used to people looking at her. It had happened often in Pátzcuaro. Maribel had the kind of beauty that reduced people to simpletons. Once upon a time grown men would break into smiles as she walked past. The boys in her school would come to the house, shoving each other awkwardly when I […]

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu

“One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl. But for today, I am a child. For today, I am a boy.” __ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS, “For Today I Am A Boy”

The above is the epigraph for this book. Here are some words […]

Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz

“Walking home from the soccer field, I dragged my feet and looked at my family. Though my skin was lighter than Sadhana’s and grew even paler in the winter, Mama said I was my father’s daughter, since I had Papa’s full lips and cheeks, his large brown eyes, his propensity for sweets, and a love […]

My Journey by Olivia Chow Plus Political Footnotes

 

My Journey: A Memoir, was, for me, the most inspiring non-fiction work that I have read in many months. It is not that I demand inspiration from my reading but, when it comes as part of the package, it is a rare gift. This book provided that many times over. It is way beyond […]