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message 1: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1370 comments Mod
August Bonus Read- Women's Equality Day

Please suggest books till 6/09/17 and then I'll poll to vote on.


message 2: by Mariah Roze (new)

Mariah Roze (mariahroze) | 1370 comments Mod
A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming


Doaa and her family leave war-torn Syria for Egypt where the climate is becoming politically unstable and increasingly dangerous. She meets and falls in love with Bassem, a former Free Syrian Army fighter and together they decide to leave behind the hardship and harassment they face in Egypt to flee for Europe, joining the ranks of the thousands of refugees who make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean on overcrowded and run-down ships to seek asylum overseas and begin a new life.
After four days at sea, their boat is sunk by another boat filled with angry men shouting threats and insults. With no land in sight and surrounded by bloated, floating corpses, Doaa is adrift with a child’s inflatable water ring around her waist, while two little girls cling to her neck. Doaa must stay alive for them. She must not lose strength. She must not lose hope.

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt? Why the incessant talk about babies? And do men secretly hate them? Caitlin Moran interweaves provocative observations on women's lives with laugh-out-loud funny scenes from her own, from adolescence to her development as a writer, wife, and mother.


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Viktoriya  | 1 comments The color purple by Alice Walker


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Ijeoma (msiee) You Don't Have to Like Me Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism by Alida Nugent

You Don't Have to Like Me
Alida Nugent


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Valyssia Leigh | 5 comments A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf


message 7: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne | 48 comments Valyssia wrote: "A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf"

Good choice!


message 8: by Karrie (new)

Karrie Stewart A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin A Manual for Cleaning Women Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
A Manual for Cleaning Women compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With her trademark blend of humor and melancholy, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday—uncovering moments of grace in the cafeterias and Laundromats of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Northern California upper classes, and from the perspective of a cleaning woman alone in a hotel dining room in Mexico City.
The women of Berlin's stories are lost, but they are also strong, clever, and extraordinarily real. They are hitchhikers, hard workers, bad Christians. With the wit of Lorrie Moore and the grit of Raymond Carver, they navigate a world of jockeys, doctors, and switchboard operators. They laugh, they mourn, they drink. Berlin, a highly influential writer despite having published little in her lifetime, conjures these women from California, Mexico, and beyond. Lovers of the short story will not want to miss this remarkable collection from a master of the form.


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Gina Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

A young adult novel about a teen who was wrongfully accused of killing a child who now needs to speak up and tell the truth about what happened that fateful night. Mary must find her voice and speak for herself to finally get her freedom.


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