Ilza's List - 2020

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS IN MEMORY OF NEW YORK EDUCATOR ILZA B. WILLIAMS

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Dear Friends and Fellow Readers:
Because of this pandemic, many have asked for my book selections now, instead of year end, to
help cope with sheltering in place. My fiction book selections are in honor of my deceased
mother Ilza Berry Williams. Past year selections can be found at ILZASLIST.com.

2020 again produced an extraordinary number of interesting fiction and new writers. This has
been a year of great characters, sometimes at the expense of story telling.

Both Lita and my book clubs have been converted to Zoom book discussion and also separate
check in sessions.

Again, I read some interesting nonfiction on leadership. A big shout out to my friends Shellye
Archambeau and her book Unapologetically Ambitious and Doug Holloday with Rethinking
Success. Please visit the website and provide me with your favorites.

The pandemic has given me the chance to reread or read older books namely Brothers and
Keepers by John Wideman and Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
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My mother, llza Berry Williams, was a New York City schoolteacher. She taught reading, then
all subjects to special needs students, and then English as a second language to Spanish
speaking students. She became a principal, and then the Deputy School System Administrator
before retiring. She managed to read a book a day before she passed.

- Barry Lawson Williams
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