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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
"Layered and thoughtful, Love, Death and other Filters is a beautiful look at high school from a perspective YA lit needs more of.

What does it mean to be a young person finding yourself in the US, with the added layer of non- dominant religion and..." Read more of this review »
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Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
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I was impressed by this book's ability to keep my attention - I don't normally read non-fiction. I loved this book for its storytelling aspects, the real wisdom encased in a well-told story and real-world applications. I read the first half, listened ...more
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Showing Off by Sarah Mlynowski
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Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli
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Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli
"Luiselli's writing includes many of my favorite qualities: simple, graceful, smart, emotionally open, informative, and respectful of her readers. I can't think of a more central question to America's identity than immigration; this book helped me..." Read more of this review »
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The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
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Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
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I really enjoyed this. A friend pointed out that this is "old school YA"... which I agree, but I'm dissecting what that means to me. Well written, but definitely from a white and privileged perspective. I liked the flow of the plot, but at times it f ...more
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William Shakespeare
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Albert Camus
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow
Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead
Walk beside me… just be my friend”
Albert Camus

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.”
Elie Wiesel

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