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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd
As the pages are turned and the simplest of poems unfolds in casually rhymed lines, pictures of the cow jumping over the moon and of the three little bears are given their due, as are kittens and mittens and toyhouse and mouse, and the quiet old lady in the rocking chair whispering “hush.” The conte...show more
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Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book is prompted in part by his inability to offer any comfort to his son after the latter’s disillusionment in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the exoneration of the police officers at whose hands he died: “I did not tell you that it would...show more
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The Bible
These stories fill you with inspiration, curiosity, frustration, and mystery. It draws you in to want to know if there is any consistency to the entire collection. Christians believe there is. It's up to you to decide.
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Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
I read this book in elementary school and it hooked me on the beauty of a good novel
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Frederick Douglass
This story is riveting, inspirational and gives a great snapshot for life as a slave during this time and is a testament to the human determination to be free
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas
This will make you understand the meaning of patience :)
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The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins
The music of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poetry is like no other: It has a wild beauty all the more impetuous for the intricate lacings of rhyme and rhythm that constrain it. Hopkins’s songs of soulful searching and exuberant praise are vivid with design and pattern. They generate what he memorably call...show more
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston
This book gives you the raw and unadulterated african american experience of the time
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The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
This book is a gripping tale of what happens when we approach the world with a blind and stubborn faith
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A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Troubled, feisty, and, as we shall discover, remarkably resourceful, thirteen-year-old Meg is one of the most unforgettable heroines in twentieth-century young adult fiction. Her family is rather memorable, too. There are her sympathetic parents, both of whom are scientists and one of whom, her fath...show more
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis
Sent away from London during Second World War, the four Pevensie children are taken in by a professor who lives in a very large house in the country. On the first day of exploring their new abode, little Lucy discovers a mirror-fronted wardrobe in an otherwise bare room; creeping into it, she crosse...show more
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