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Jul 26

Book Notes 7/26/2021

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on July 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM by Genesis Gaule

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All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake // A poignant story of resilience and of love passed down through generations of women against steep odds. It honors the creativity and fierce resourcefulness of people who preserved family ties even when official systems refused to do so.

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The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox

How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History // Imprisoned in a remote Turkish prison camp during World War I, British offers Harry Jones and Cedric Hill come together to trick their captors. Jones, a trained lawyer, and Hill, a brilliant magician, use a handmade Ouija board?—and their keen understanding of the psychology of deception?—to build a trap for the Turkish officers that will ultimately lead them to freedom.

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon

Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people’s experiences.

616.398 GORDON

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry by Paula Yoo

The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement // Japanese car companies were on the rise and people believed it was putting U.S. workers out of their jobs. A bar fight turns fatal, because of rising tension, and a Chinese American man was killed by two white men. A searing examination of the killing, the trial, and verdicts that followed. The lenient sentences of the two white men sparked the Asian American Movement.

305.895 YOO

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Jan 04

Book Notes 1/4/21

Posted to Campbell Unclassified on January 4, 2021 at 12:27 PM by Genesis Gaule

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Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

McConaughey shares the story of his life, including important things he learned and wrote about in the many diaries he’s kept, with a theme throughout: if you can deal with life’s challenges, you can enjoy a state of success he calls “catching greenlights.”

Return from Siberia by Svenja O'Donnell

Democratic political consultant John Simon discovers a 100-year-old manuscript written by his grandfather—a brilliant revolutionary whose exile to Siberia by the last czar of Russia was just the beginning of his extraordinary tale.

A Blessing to Cherish by Lauraine Snelling

Red River of the North Series #7 // After several years of widowhood, Ingeborg has found contentment. But now one of her dearest friendships is changing. And meanwhile, her stepson is raising two children alone since his wife died, but there is a new schoolteacher in town whom he can’t seem to be himself around.

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney

Neither Cher Ami, a messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, an army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France in this story inspired by true events of World War I.

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