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The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang
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A fabulous read. So much about the immigrant experience wrapped into a superhero story.
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Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Reading Lolita in Tehran
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"Finally! A book about many of the teens I work with. Trying to do the right thing in an unjust world. I loved this book. "
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Behind the Eyes by Francisco X. Stork
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If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
If You Could Be Mine
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I loved the idea of this book: glbt issues, iranian culture, non white American YA author... but I wanted more. more history. more detail. more emotion. I wanted to experience the situation the charcters were in, not feel I was told about it. it fell...more
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Mark Twain
“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain

Aldous Huxley
“Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.”
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Elie Wiesel
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”
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Kurt Vonnegut
“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.”
Kurt Vonnegut

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