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Barbara Burd rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
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When I was growing up I would hear the stories about "Rosie the Riveter" and her role in manning the factories during the war. However, I was unfamiliar with the role that women played in the development of the first uranium enrichment plants at Oak...more
Barbara Burd rated a book 4 of 5 stars
A Stubborn Sweetness and Other Stories for the Christmas Season by Katherine Paterson
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These stories have been published previously in various formats but are now gathered together in one volume. Katherine Paterson is probably best known for her children's books; these stories are written for the adult audience. The stories are short a...more
Barbara Burd rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades by Susannah Ural
Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades
by Susannah Ural
read in January, 2014
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This is a well-written account of soldiers and their families in the Civil War. Ural presents a carefully researched story of the common soldiers from both the Union and Confederate Armies. This book uses letters, diaries, newspapers, and other accou...more
Barbara Burd rated a book 3 of 5 stars
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
The Weight of Blood
by Laura McHugh (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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I received this as a NetGalley advanced reading copy and since I was traveling, decided to read it. This mystery follows the now common plot of a family member trying to find out the circumstances surrounding the mysterious disappearance of her mothe...more
Barbara Burd rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2014
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I had heard of the Grimke sisters when I lived in New York, but didn't realize that they were from Charleston and now that I live in South Carolina, their story had even more importance to me. Sue Monk Kidd weaves together historical accuracy in the...more
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Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi
Ghana Must Go
by Taiye Selasi (Goodreads Author)
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Slavery's Exiles by Sylviane A. Diouf
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When I lived in Virginia, I would hear stories about the maroon slaves who had lived in the Dismal Swamp. This piqued my interest about marronnage, but in researching the topic, I could find little about the lives of these slaves. Diouf's book fills...more
Slavery's Exiles by Sylviane A. Diouf
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This book is an interesting and informative account of slave maroons in the United States. I tend to be interested in books that pertain to slavery, so I was pretty excited to read this book.

I had no prior k... " Read more of this review »
Barbara Burd rated a book 4 of 5 stars
Muhammad by Jonathan A.C. Brown
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I read this book for the Bridging Ccultures: Muslim Journeys book discussion. This is a project sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The very short introduction books provide brief overviews of...more
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"I often just give up on a book I'm not enjoying, but somehow this hooked me on a promise that just never materialized.. "
More of Barbara's books…
Dr. Seuss
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Howard Thurman
“Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”
Howard Thurman, Meditations of the Heart

William Blake
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
William Blake, Auguries of Innocence

Virginia Woolf
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Leo Tolstoy
“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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