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Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Number the Stars
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“A man’s home is his castle, but a woman’s body has never been wholly her own. Historically, it’s belonged to her nation, her community, her father, her family, her husband—in 1973, when Roe was decided, marital rape was legal in every state. Why shouldn’t her body belong to a fertilized egg as well?”
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“And yet, women keep trying. They put off the rent or the utilities to scrape together the $500 for a first-trimester abortion. They drive across whole states to get to a clinic and sleep in their cars because they can’t afford a motel. They do not do this because they are careless sluts or because they hate babies or because they fail to see clearly what their alternatives are. They see the alternatives all too clearly. We live, as Ellen Willis wrote, in a society that is “actively hostile to women’s ambitions for a better life. Under these conditions the unwillingly pregnant woman faces a terrifying loss of control over her fate.” Abortion, wrote Willis, is an act of self-defense.5”
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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
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“Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
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“The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

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“The street finds its own uses for things.”
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Toni Morrison
“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
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