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Maus is a classic graphic novel based on the author’s experience of interviewing his father Vladek about his experiences during World War II, when he and Art Spiegelman’s mother Anya, who subsequently committed suicide, were interned in a concentration camp.

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My Magic Ears is a book about a hearing impaired girl who receives cochlear implants and the world of sound that she discovers.

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Alexander Masters’ book is a backwards biography of a homeless addict, Stuart Shorter, who lived on the streets of Cambridge. Tellingly, the backwards element was Stuart’s idea.

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This is an amazing book written from the perspective of two highly functioning people with different forms of autism.  Dr. Temple Grandin is a visual thinker while her co-author, Sean Barron is an emotive thinker.

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How would 124 days at sea, on your own in a small rowing boat, affect your view of the world? 23 year old Sarah Outen probably did not realise quite how significantly her perspective would shift until a few days after her epic voyage across the Indian Ocean in 2009.

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This is a great empathy book because it's about how a woman from a wealthy white family in Memphis, Tennessee takes a troubled black teenager under her wing and gives him the opportunity to get an education and play (American) football at high school.

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Published in 1997, written by Mitch Albom, with the leadership and guidance of his college professor, Morrie Schwartz, this under 200 page volume is full of simple answers to existential questions regarding the importance of human existence.

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What's it like to be a woman living in Iran? How do Iranian women socialize and share knowledge? What does it feel like when attending a book club could put you in serious danger?

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‘In the middle of the journey of our life / I found myself in a dark wood, / for I had lost the right path.’

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