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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us (Issues of Our Time)
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us (Issues of Our Time)

Rita, December 12, 2010

Every educator, every parent should read this book. Claude Steele (who has been writing on this topic for years) finally pulls together all his (and others') research about how we can diminish the 'achievement gap' and improve our educational system overall. This is a paradigm shifting book.
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Dog-Heart by Diana Mccaulay
Dog-Heart

Rita, May 15, 2010

This amazing dual narrative draws you into the world of a young teenager living in abject poverty in Jamaica -- the depth given to his character allows you to better understand the choices he makes when given the opportunity of education (by the other narrator, a middle class middle age browning woman.) I couldn't put it down.
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The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today by Ted Conover
The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today

Rita, February 10, 2010

Ted Conover is a brilliant writer who will take you to places you've never imagined...amazing!
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There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children by Melissa Fay Greene
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children

Rita, January 1, 2010

After reading Melissa Fay Greene’s 2002 New York Times article about the AIDS orphan crisis in Africa, I felt compelled to go to Ethiopia, where I volunteered for three months at orphanages, and observed some of the events described in her book.

If you care about what has been described as the worst humanitarian disaster of our generation, be sure you set aside a long spell of time before starting to read There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children. You will not be able to put it down.
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There Is No Me without You: One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Africa's Children by Melissa Fay Greene

Rita, November 1, 2006

Haregewoin Teferra has cared for dozens upon dozens of the millions of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic in Ethiopia. Melissa Fay Greene brings the reader into Haregewoin's living room as the rain splatters mud on the children playing outside -- and then draws these orphan children into the reader's heart.

The book is both lyrical in its telling of Haregewoin's life, and chilling in its description of the catastrophe of the AIDS orphan crisis; the story of Haregewoin's journey and the children in her care will resonate with anyone who cares about what has been labeled as the largest humanitarian crisis of our generation.
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