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Book Recommendations: Community

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Two and Three are Stronger than One


Book Recommendations


Books related to community recommended 

 

Book Recommendations

 

 

 

Russell Baker, Looking Back 

In these eleven essays, Baker brings a profound, even elegiac sensibility to bear on a gallery of heroes and rascals who have, for better or for worse, stirred America.

 

 

 

Kate Young Caleu, The House Where the  Hardest Things Happened 

A chronicled journey of explorations of religious teaching and searching, as well as problems with certain religious expressions.

 

 

Max L. Christensen, Turning Points: Stories of People Who Made a Difference 

Reflections on leadership in America and those whose decisions and activism changed history.

 

 

 

Judy and Amanda Ford, Between Mother & Daughter: A Teenager and Her Mom Share the Secrets of a Strong Relationship

The book is jointly written, and the authors explore such issues as trust and freedom; difficult subjects are covered, such as avoiding guilt trips, with an emphasis on finding ways to stay connected.

 

 

 

Henry A. Giroux, Breaking in to the Movies

By addressing the profound pedagogical role of film in contemporary society, Giroux demonstrates how it dramatically shapes the way young people come to terms with today's most charged social issue

 

 

 

 

Tony Hendra, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul

Hendra is put under the tutelage of Father Joe at a Benedictine abbey in England. Expecting punishment, he experiences an openness that changes his life forever.

 

 

 

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

After living in Europe as a student, Marjane decides to return to her native Iran. Her family's liberalism and emphasis on her personal worth exert as strong an influence as Europe. A graphic novel.

 

 

 

Michele Serros, How to Be a Chicana Role Model

A collection of short stories illustrate a person's journey through life, overcoming obstacles and learning from mistakes.

 

 

 

Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

A child's tale of a boy who is loved by a tree; the tree gives unconditionally all throughout the boy's life, who takes everything it offers, even its own life.

 

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