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There’s something about this book that breaks down the wall of fiction and leaves the reader feeling viscerally overwhelmed by what they‘ve just read.
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.
Does it make sense to “review” great poetry? The following is from Milosz’s Campo dei Fiori:
“In Rome, on Campo dei Fiori,
baskets of olives and lemons
cobbles spattered with wine
and the wreckage of flowers.
My Magic Ears is a book about a hearing impaired girl who receives cochlear implants and the world of sound that she discovers.
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.
The Gruffalo is a modern classic, and rightly so. Its impulsive rhythm makes it a great read aloud even for very young children - my twins were gripped by it when they were one.
A slim memoir of poverty, abuse, agency and power, this story of a young gay survivor growing up in dirt-poor Carolina is only ninety-four pages long.
I didn't know I could learn so much from entering the world of people with dwarfism, or children born of rape, people of musical genius or those with multiple and severe disabilities.... until I read this truly extraordinary book. I felt emotionally enlarged by every page.
It shows why empathy matters everywhere from the nursery to the economy and features programs like Roots of Empathy. It looks at how empathy works in the brain and why some types of autism may not result from too little empathy— but too much.
A powerful guide to healing our relationship with our planetary home