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Copper Sun
4.31
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Fifteen-year-old Amari loves life in her home village in Africa. She spends her days strolling along the stream, daydreaming about her handsome future ...more
Jan 2007
Feb 03, 2008
 
Queer Theory: An Introduction
3.78
really liked it
This book probes the meaning of the work queer and how it came about. Queer theory is the exploration of the dilemmas and controversies wherein gender ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
4.38
really liked it
Simon was meticulous while exploring the lives, criminals, and nuances associated with homicide detectives. Simon's eye for the particulars were evide ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
3.78
it was amazing
Flynn is on a quest to find his homeless father who hadn’t had a substantial role in his life. Consequently Flynn doesn’t feel as though he should be ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Dry
4.01
liked it
Living in Manhattan, Burroughs was a successful advertising executive when his employer, colleagues, and friends carried out an intervention that conf ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Brothers and Keepers: A Memoir
3.84
liked it
Wideman told the story of his brother Robby who has spent years in prison for murder. Of course John was an intricate part of the book, being that he ...more
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Feb 02, 2008
 
Parvana's Journey (The Breadwinner, #2)
4.06
really liked it
This is the sequel to The Breadwinner. This book stands alone, independent from its predecessor. The lead character is thirteen year-old Parvana, a gi ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
4.15
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Fadiman presented two cultures paradigms of medicine, American and Hmong. The narrative centered on the Lee family, a Hmong family from Laos. Foua Lee ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Dispatches
4.23
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Herr didn't waste ink mourning over the fact that Vietnam was a trying experience. Besides, Herr was a willing participate, who had he written a book ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
It's Like This, Cat
3.60
liked it
This is a coming of age story set in New York City. The protagonist is Dave, 14 year-old boy on the verge of adulthood who is processing life as a you ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
4.12
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"Into Thin Air" presented a unique situation that was appealing to readers. Jack Krakauer set out to climb Mount Everest with other diligent climbers. ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Invisible Man
3.84
liked it
The book opens with the narrator stating I am an invisible man but I am not some spoof. The narrator doesn’t understand how to patronize white people; ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Black Like Me
4.12
it was amazing
This is the journey of John Howard Griffin, a white man, a renaissance man who dyed himself black so to acquire a firsthand experience of what it was ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Gal: A True Life
4.04
liked it
When Bolton was born her mom was thirteen; consequently Bolton was not raised by her mom. She actually remembered when her mom was in high school, whi ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
4.15
really liked it
This is not your typical Christian read; some would even fret that I labeled
it a work in Christian philosophy, because Lamott is liberal thinking in
...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow
4.08
liked it
Hitler's plans for the future of Germany relied on its young people. This book shows how he attempted to carry out his mission with the establishment ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
The Collected Poetry, 1968-1998
4.41
it was amazing
Within these pages one gets acquainted with one of our most influential poets ever. The poems here span thirty years from the 1960’s Black Arts Moveme ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
4.33
really liked it
The protagonist is a boy named Sorry Rinamu who lived with a tribe on the island Bikini in the Pacific Atoll. Sorry’s uncle had an idea to paint a sai ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders
3.91
really liked it
James Boyland, married, with two kids, decided at the age of forty-one to have a sex change—thereafter becoming Jennifer Boyland. Boyland's decision t ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Lucky
3.77
really liked it
In Lucky, Sebold recounted the horrifying events of how she, a freshman at Syracuse University, was beaten and raped in a park in Syracuse, New York. ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
The Bookseller of Kabul
3.76
liked it
A female journalist moves into the home of a regimented man named Sultan Khan. She tries to keep her space while attempting to learn the way that peop ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.29
it was amazing
Malcolm led a tumultuous life. The Muslim faith changed his life for the better, or so it seems. Haley illustrates Malcolm’s life from his youthful da ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Run, Boy, Run
4.06
really liked it
Srulik, an eight-year-old Jewish boy, manages to escape the Warsaw Ghetto and spends the next few years struggling to survive in the countryside, whic ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Running with Scissors
3.70
really liked it
This is Burroughs’ quirky debut memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional household. To some readers, it often reads as a memoir designed to simply shoc ...more
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Feb 02, 2008
 
Praying for Sheetrock
3.93
really liked it
The county of McIntosh, Georgia was behind the rest of the U.S. in terms of social change. Negroes did not have the political rights in the 1970's. Th ...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Blood, Tin, Straw
4.04
it was amazing
In three brief chapters Olds captures the readers’ imaginations. In Poem to the Reader she
relives her childhood, remembering when as a child she’d st
...more
not set
Feb 03, 2008
 
Me Talk Pretty One Day
3.97
liked it
Sedaris illustrates his ignorance and naivety which magically leads the reader to root for him. Even when Sedaris becomes addicted to Crystal Methamph ...more
not set
Feb 02, 2008
 
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
4.19
liked it
How does race relations influence works of fiction? One might argue that it essentially doesn’t matter because works of fiction aren’t held to the sam ...more
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Feb 03, 2008
 
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
4.09
really liked it
Sedaris’ writings about growing up are almost too funny—certain essays often read as though they are forced or made up. Full House an essay about play ...more
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Feb 02, 2008
 
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
3.68
it was amazing
With the passing of his parents, Eggers suddenly becomes a dad to his kid brother. Eggers incorporated meta-narrative among other techniques which man ...more
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Feb 02, 2008
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