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David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
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Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court by Amy Bach
Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court

Trevor Barton, November 19, 2010

This book won the 2010 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. I think it asks 2 important question, "Are systems more important than people?" and "Do systems treat people with ways and means differently than people who are poor?" Bach writes about the legal system but her insight could also help us think about politics, economics, health care, education, religion - all of the systems of which we are a part. The book is based on powerful personal stories and I think storytelling is a good way to confront injustice...and change it.
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Last Shot City Streets Basketball Dreams by Darcy Frey
Last Shot City Streets Basketball Dreams

Trevor Barton, May 15, 2010

A compassionate book - truly a compass to guide readers into the inner-cities of America and into the sneakers and hearts of the kids who grow up there...kids who, as Tupac Shakur wrote, defy the law of nature because they are like flowers growing through concrete, struggling to live in unlivable places - truly passionate about basketball...what it is through the eyes of corporations, coaches, and children...how ultimately it is a game to love and a business to critique. A good read for fans of basketball and of life
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Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sis
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei

Trevor Barton, December 20, 2009

This beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written book introduces us to Galileo Galilei, whose telescope and observations helped us see the world in a new way. Peter Sis encouraged me to hope to be like Galileo's telescope - helping people see, discovering, bringing faraway near, and confronting fear. Galileo's blind eyes opened the eyes of others. The wonder of his genius guides us still.
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