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Books by People of Color

Alejandra Garcia '17

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Spooked by the idea of reading yet another book written by a man who hasn’t been alive for centuries? Give these titles a try.

A Thousand Splendid Suns -Khaled Hosseinibooks-written-by-poc_https-%2f%2fwww-goodreads-com%2fbook%2fphoto%2f128029-a_thousand_splendid_suns

Author Khaled Hosseini, tells the fictional story of two women whose paths cross under extraordinarily trying circumstances. The two female protagonists become ensnared in dangerous domestic and social situations, but eventually find solace in one another. As time passes, they become like mother and daughter, and the impact that each woman has on the other is everlasting and immensely powerful. This is a story of love and sacrifice. Tears of joy and sadness are guaranteed.

4 Stars




I Am Malala -Malala Yousafzaibooks-written-by-poc_https-%2f%2fwww-goodreads-com%2fbook%2fphoto%2f17851885-i-am-malala

This book recounts the life and experiences of Malala Yousafzai, who, at age 15, was targeted and shot by the Taliban for her outspokenness about girls’ right to education. Malala’s life alters completely following the attack — she is uprooted from her life and all that she knows, exiled from the place she calls home. The story of Malala captures the young girl’s strength and steadfast dedication to women’s rights and education. I Am Malala is a must-read, brimming with hope and inspiration.

4 Stars




If You Could Be Mine -Sara Farizan (LGBT+)books-written-by-poc_https-%2f%2fwww-goodreads-com%2fbook%2fphoto%2f17302571-if-you-could-be-mine

Iranian American writer, Sara Farizan, brings to life the story of two young Iranian girls, Sahar and Nasrin, who fall in love. Despite the immense love they have for one another, they are both very aware that their love is forbidden and seen as a crime, not only by their families but by their country. They keep their love a secret until Nasrin’s parents announce that they have arranged her marriage. The devastation that ensues realizes the dangers that LGBT+ members face in today’s world.

4 Stars


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