Past Years’ Reads


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The Girls of atomic city
2017-2018

“Kiernan has amassed a deep reservoir of intimate details of what life was like for women living in the secret city...Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.” 
—The Washington Post

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Our Kids
2016-2017

“Robert Putnam about whom The Economist said, "His scholarship is wide-ranging, his intelligence luminous, his tone modest, his prose unpretentious and frequently funny," offers a personal but also authoritative look at this new American crisis.”
Goodreads

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I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
2015-2016

“The story begins with Malala’s father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the son of an imam (a preacher of Islam), who was instilled from boyhood with a deep love of learning, an unwavering sense of justice and a commitment to speak out in defense of both. Like Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, Ziauddin was convinced that aside from the sword and the pen, there is an even greater power — that of women — and so, when his firstborn turned out to be a bright, inquisitive daughter, he raised her with all the attention he lavished on his sons.”
The Washington Post

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
2014-2015

"Now and then a book comes along that might in time touch the public and educate social commentators, policymakers, and politicians about a glaring wrong that we have been living with that we also somehow don't know how to face. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander is such a work"
— The New York Review of Book

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Fahrenheit 451
2013-2014

“Bradbury’s key inspiration was the invasion of seven-inch black-and-white televisions into people’s homes… But in “Fahrenheit 451” Bradbury was warning us about the threat of mass media to reading, about the bombardment of digital sensations that could substitute for critical thinking.”
New York Times

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