My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran By Masih Alinejad If you know nothing of the life of women in Muslin countries, you should read this book. If you think you know about the the life of women in Muslin countries, you should read this book. Masih does a wonderful job of telling her story,Continue reading

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By Julia Baird A good books about a woman full of contradictions. She ruled a great deal of the world, but saw herself and all women as weak of mind and inferior to men. She cared for the poor, but thought they were the cause of their own suffering. She thought her husband so grand toContinue reading

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Becoming By Michelle Obama This was a lovely story of a woman grown from a loving home and community, driven to find success and then meaning, and who has made a huge and wonderful impact on the world. Not insulated from the world, like the Kennedys, but also from Chicago, I could see how MichelleContinue reading

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Review of Broad Band The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet This book set my hopes too high. While it does cover many women who shaped the internet in ways I had never heard of, it felt like just the first section of a much bigger story and book. There are moreContinue reading

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I thought this book was more about gender and what happens when gender norms are removed. In a way it was. But at its heart it was about how small assumptions and different perspectives due to different backgrounds can color and skew a relationship and people’s lives. It also shows how connects, especially those thatContinue reading

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The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6′ 4″, African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian A wonderful book every Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left or right-Leaning, white, American should read. Actually it is a book every American should read. Kamel does a great jobContinue reading

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** spoiler alert ** This is one of the most eye opening books I have read in many years. Manal Al-Sharif is truly a heroine to all women: Muslins, Christians, and all others. While I have read of life under extreme Islamic rule, I have never been able to understand how it could start andContinue reading

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Review of Before We Were Yours By Lisa Wingate A beautiful and heart wrenching tale of children who were forced to become orphans and leave their memories of family behind. It is a story that is a horror of our American History, but also one of the power of family and the strength of thatContinue reading

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