Book: We Are Not Free


"A beautiful, painful, and necessary work of historical fiction." --Veera Hiranandani, Newbery Honor winning author of The Night Diary

  • Author : Traci Chee
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release : 23 June 2021
  • Category: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9780358131434

GET THIS EBOOK
Book We Are Not Free
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

We Are Not Free Book Summary :

"A beautiful, painful, and necessary work of historical fiction." --Veera Hiranandani, Newbery Honor winning author of The Night Diary

Book: We Are Not Free


* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK * From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation ...

  • Author : Traci Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 01 September 2020
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 13 : 9780358330004

GET THIS EBOOK
Book We Are Not Free
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

We Are Not Free Book Summary :

PRINTZ HONOR BOOK NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II. Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco. Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted. Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps. In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.

Book: The Storyteller


The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy-Archer-and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety.

  • Author : Traci Chee
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 13 November 2018
  • Category: Uncategorized
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 13 : 9780399176791

GET THIS EBOOK
Book The Storyteller

The Storyteller Book Summary :

Sefia is determined to keep Archer out of the Guard's clutches and their plans for war between the Five Kingdoms. The Book, the ancient, infinite codex of the past, present and future, tells of a prophecy that will plunge Kelanna in that bloody war, but it requires a boy-Archer-and Sefia will stop at nothing to ensure his safety. The Guard has already stolen her mother, her father, and her Aunt Nin. Sefia would sooner die than let them take anymore from her-especially the boy she loves. But escaping the Guard and the Book's prophecy is no easy task. After all, what is written always comes to pass.As Sefia and Archer watch Kelanna start to crumble to the Guard's will, they will have to choose between their love and joining a war that just might tear them apart.

Book: Before We Were Free


From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.

  • Author : Julia Alvarez
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release : 18 December 2007
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307433176

GET THIS EBOOK
Book Before We Were Free
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Before We Were Free Book Summary :

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared without a trace, and the government’s secret police terrorize her remaining family because of their suspected opposition of el Trujillo’s dictatorship. Using the strength and courage of her family, Anita must overcome her fears and fly to freedom, leaving all that she once knew behind. From renowned author Julia Alvarez comes an unforgettable story about adolescence, perseverance, and one girl’s struggle to be free.

Book: Until We Are Free


This is a must read for all.”—Desmond Tutu “A revealing portrait of the state of political oppression in Iran . . . [Ebadi] is an inspiring figure, and her suspenseful, evocative story is unforgettable.”—Publishers Weekly (starred ...

  • Author : Shirin Ebadi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 08 March 2016
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780812998887

GET THIS EBOOK
Book Until We Are Free
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Until We Are Free Book Summary :

The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now Ebadi tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves. For years the Islamic Republic tried to intimidate Ebadi, but after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005, the censorship and persecution intensified. The government wiretapped Ebadi’s phones, bugged her law firm, sent spies to follow her, harassed her colleagues, detained her daughter, and arrested her sister on trumped-up charges. It shut down her lectures, fired up mobs to attack her home, seized her offices, and nailed a death threat to her front door. Despite finding herself living under circumstances reminiscent of a spy novel, nothing could keep Ebadi from speaking out and standing up for human dignity. But it was not until she received a phone call from her distraught husband—and he made a shocking confession that would all but destroy her family—that she realized what the intelligence apparatus was capable of to silence its critics. The Iranian government would end up taking everything from Shirin Ebadi—her marriage, friends, and colleagues, her home, her legal career, even her Nobel Prize—but the one thing it could never steal was her spirit to fight for justice and a better future. This is the amazing, at times harrowing, simply astonishing story of a woman who would never give up, no matter the risks. Just as her words and deeds have inspired a nation, Until We Are Free will inspire you to find the courage to stand up for your beliefs. Praise for Until We Are Free “Ebadi recounts the cycle of sinister assaults she faced after she won the Nobel Prize in 2003. Her new memoir, written as a novel-like narrative, captures the precariousness of her situa

Book: We Are Not from Here


Jenny Torres Sanchez is a true leader within young adult fiction." --Christina Diaz Gonzalez, award-winning author of The Red Umbrella "We Are Not From Here is absolutely stunning. It''s raw and real, gritty and gorgeously told.

  • Author : Jenny Torres Sanchez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 18 May 2021
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9781984812285

GET THIS EBOOK
Book We Are Not from Here
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

We Are Not from Here Book Summary :

A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S.-Mexico border, inspired by current events. A Pura Belpré 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book! A BookPage Best Book of 2020! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020! A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020! A New York Public Library 2020 Top 10 Best Book for Teens! Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they''ve grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life--if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go. In this striking portrait of lives torn apart, the plight of migrants at the U.S. southern border is brought to light through poignant, vivid storytelling. An epic journey of danger, resilience, heartache, and hope. Praise for We Are Not From Here: "A fierce and tender story...Relevant, timely, and perceptive." --Margarita Engle, winner of the Pura Belpre Award and Newbery Honor "With poignant, exhausting lyricism and heart wrenching poetic prose, Jenny Torres Sanchez digs deep and shows us the throbbing, aching corazón--the hopeful, unbreakable spirit of the embattled immigrant. A book for the starving, lost soul." --Guadalupe García McCall, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Under the Mesquite "An incredibly powerful, soul-searing YA. [I]mportant and necessary.... I coul

Book: Now We Shall Be Entirely Free


A British soldier flees to the Hebrides for reprieve from war while something else hunts for him in this historical thriller by the author of The Crossing.

  • Author : Andrew Miller
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 10 September 2019
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 13 : 9781609455446

GET THIS EBOOK
Book Now We Shall Be Entirely Free
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Now We Shall Be Entirely Free Book Summary :

A British soldier flees to the Hebrides for reprieve from war while something else hunts for him in this historical thriller by the author of The Crossing. When Cap. John Lacroix returns home from Spain, wounded, unconscious, and alone, he believes that he has seen the worst of what men may do. It is 1809, and in England’s wars against Napoleon, the Battle of Corruna stands out as a humiliation: a once-proud army forced to retreat, civilized men reduced to senseless acts of cruelty. Slowly regaining his health, Lacroix journeys north to the misty isles of Scotland with the intent of forgetting the horrors of the war. Unbeknownst to him, however, something else has followed him back from the war—something far more dangerous than a memory . . . A New York Times Notable Book of 2019 “Miller’s writing is a source of wonder and delight.” —Hilary Mantel Praise for New We Shall Be Entirely Free “Mr. Miller strikes an impressive balance between adventure and atmosphere.” —The Wall Street Journal “Miller acutely imagines the war-scarred psychology of his characters . . . and uses the historical setting to great advantage.” —TheNew Yorker “Miller is in fine form here, mixing an unforgettable cat-and-mouse chase with a moving love story.” —Kirkus Reviews

Book: We Free the Stars


A New York Times bestseller! The second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology by the masterful Hafsah Faizal—the follow-up to the smash New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame. Darkness surged in his veins.

  • Author : Hafsah Faizal
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release : 19 January 2021
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 13 : 9780374311582

GET THIS EBOOK
Book We Free the Stars
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

We Free the Stars Book Summary :

The second book in the Sands of Arawiya duology by the masterful Hafsah Faizal—the follow-up to the smash New York Times bestselling novel We Hunt the Flame. Darkness surged in his veins. Power bled from her bones. The battle on Sharr is over. The Arz has fallen. Altair may be captive, but Zafira, Nasir, and Kifah are bound for Sultan’s Keep, determined to finish the plan Altair set in motion: restoring the hearts of the Sisters of Old to the minarets of each caliphate, finally bringing magic to all of Arawiya. But they are low on resources and allies alike, and the kingdom teems with fear of the Lion of the Night’s return. As the zumra plots to overthrow Arawiya’s darkest threat, Nasir fights to command the magic in his blood. He must learn to hone his power, to wield it against not only the Lion but his father as well, trapped under the Lion’s control. Zafira battles a very different darkness festering in her through her bond with the Jawarat—it hums with voices, pushing her to the brink of sanity and to the edge of a chaos she dares not unleash. In spite of everything, Zafira and Nasir find themselves falling into a love they can’t stand to lose . . . But time is running out, and if order is to be restored, drastic sacrifices will have to be made. Lush and striking, hopeful and devastating, We Free the Stars is the masterful conclusion to the Sands of Arawiya duology by New York Times–bestselling author Hafsah Faizal.

Book: The Reader


"Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered"--

  • Author : Traci Chee
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 August 2017
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 13 : 9780147518057

GET THIS EBOOK
Book The Reader
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Reader Book Summary :

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue to both her aunt's disappearance and her father's murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book-a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed-and punish the people responsible. Praise for The Reader-

Book: How We Get Free


This book, through a collection of interviews with prominent black feminists, provides some answers.” —The Independent “For feminists of all kinds, astute scholars, or anyone with a passion for social justice, How We Get Free is an ...

  • Author : Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release : 20 November 2017
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN 13 : 9781608468683

GET THIS EBOOK
Book How We Get Free
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

How We Get Free Book Summary :

Black feminists remind us “that America’s destiny is inseparable from how it treats [black women] and the nation ignores this truth at its peril” (The New York Review of Books). Winner of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction “If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free.” —Combahee River Collective Statement The Combahee River Collective, a path-breaking group of radical black feminists, was one of the most important organizations to develop out of the antiracist and women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 70s. In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the organization and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of its contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles. “A striking collection that should be immediately added to the Black feminist canon.” —Bitch Media “An essential book for any feminist library.” —Library Journal “As white feminism has gained an increasing amount of coverage, there are still questions as to how black and brown women’s needs are being addressed. This book, through a collection of interviews with prominent black feminists, provides some answers.” —The Independent “For feminists of all kinds, astute scholars, or anyone with a passion for social justice, How We Get Free is an invaluable work.” —Ethnic and Racial Studies Journal

Book: Free Will


Sam Harris, bestselling author of THE END OF FAITH takes on one of today's liveliest issues: whether or not we actually have free will.

  • Author : Sam Harris
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 06 March 2012
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 83
  • ISBN 13 : 9781451683400

GET THIS EBOOK
Book Free Will
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Free Will Book Summary :

The physiologist Benjamin Libet famously demonstrated that activity in the brain's motor regions can be detected some 300 milliseconds before a person feels that he has decided to move. Another lab recently used fMRI data to show that some "conscious" decisions can be predicted up to 10 seconds before they enter awareness (long before the preparatory motor activity detected by Libet). Clearly, findings of this kind are difficult to reconcile with the sense that one is the conscious source of one's actions. The question of free will is no mere curio of philosophy seminars. A belief in free will underwrites both the religious notion of "sin" and our enduring commitment to retributive justice. The Supreme Court has called free will a "universal and persistent" foundation for our system of law. Any scientific developments that threatened our notion of free will would seem to put the ethics of punishing people for their bad behaviour in question.In Free Will Harris debates these ideas and asks whether or not, given what brain science is telling us, we actually have free will?