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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (on the shelf: 921 Bea) - Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by the government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEF and eventually moving to the United States.

A memoir by one of our speakers, a former 'child soldier' and current UNICEF Advocate for Children Effected by War, Ishmael Beah.

Mayada was born into a powerful Iraqi family. One grandfather fought alongside Lawrence of Arabia. The other is acclaimed as the first true Arab nationalist. Her uncle was Prime Minister for nearly fo

Mayada: Daughter of Iraq

Mayada Daughter of Iraq: One Woman's Survival in Saddam Hussein's Torture Jail by Jean Sasson

Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women By Nora Ephron - Book Finder - Oprah.com

Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no par.

Exile. Persecution. Torture. The riveting story of one man's escape from the Sudan.

The riveting story of one man's escape from the Sudan.

HONOR GIRL: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR | Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens

HONOR GIRL: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR | Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens

Night A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family.....

Night A terrifying account of the Nazi death camp horror that turns a young Jewish boy into an agonized witness to the death of his family.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (1997); Film Adaptation: Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)  Chiyo, now known as Sayuri, a geisha working in Kyoto, Japan, before and after World War II, introduces readers to a world where appearances are paramount; where a girl's virginity can be auctioned to the highest bidder; where women are trained to beguile the most powerful men; and where love is scorned as illusion.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - Want to read because I love the movie!

When the Astors Owned New York by Justin Kaplan. #books

Historical books - recommended reading list

When the Astors Owned New York Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age, Justin Kaplan.

25 Self-Improvement Books That Will Make You A Better Person 25 Self-Improvement Books That Will Make You A Better Person

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane

The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

"My first year of motherhood I lost prayer..." I lost early mornings of quiet, mornings in my pajamas with a Bible in my lap, mornings wh...

"My first year of motherhood I lost prayer." I lost early mornings of quiet, mornings in my pajamas with a Bible in my lap, mornings wh.

A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League by Ron Suskind http://www.amazon.com/dp/0767901266/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_h2cZub1ZKCVW0

"A Hope in the Unseen: An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League" by Ron Suskind. A true story about about Cedric Jennings, a black youth struggling to survive one of D.'s toughest school districts.

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between ...

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between .

Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza- Signed

Left To Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza- Signed

This signed copy of Left To Tell by Immaculee tells her miraculous story of surviving the Rwandan genocide. Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust Immacul

When Breath Becomes Air — Paul Kalanithi

Weekly Reads - 3 Books to Love

This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf #Bppls #Biography #Ellen_Johnson_Sirleaf

Added to my TBR list---This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf