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Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges
Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

Maxine, October 17, 2011

This is one of my all time favorite books. There's magic in the short stories. I've read these pieces many times and always see something new in them.
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The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
The Milagro Beanfield War

Maxine, February 15, 2010

There's so much that I can say about this book it's hard to know where to start. It's one of those few books that can make me laugh out loud. I loved the movie, but it misses so much of the humor and magic that entwines all of the stories. There's Herbie Goldfarb's experiences as a Visa Volunteer as well as pacifist, conscientious objector..., or El Brazo Oronfre that Onofre Martinez claimed to have lost to butterflies. One of my favorites is the Smoky the Bear santo riot...and the coyote angels, but mostly what I like are the stories that each character brings with them.
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Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Gender and American Culture) by Barbara Ransby
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Gender and American Culture)

Maxine, February 2, 2010

Any discussion about Black History Month, and history of the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century in the US, is incomplete without mention of Ella Baker. From Ella Baker I learned about group centered leadership and the philosophy of SNCC (Studemt Non-violent Coordinating Committee). Rather than approach problems and decisions from a top-down perspective, she encouraged students to listen to the people.
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Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists by John Warner
Mountain Man Dance Moves: The McSweeney's Book of Lists

Maxine, January 6, 2007

I was wandering through Hawthorne Powells looking for something to read on the bus home. I was lured to this book by a brief comment card on the shelf. Once I picked up the book and opened it I was hooked by the title: Things I'd probably say if the Bushadministration were just a weekly tv show and I was a regular viewer. The book made the ride home more pleasant, and I didn't even mind the delays.
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The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

Maxine, October 19, 2006

The sotry is fascinating, the bear begins as a cute and fuzzy blue bear, the illustrations charming. As I found myself drawn into the story and all the quirky charactes, I began to realize that there was something else going on here.
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