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When Breath Becomes Air By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812988406
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

Speaking of breath, this one will take your breath away. Paul Kalanithi was 36 and a year away from completing his neurosurgical residency when he was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer. In the process of learning how to die, Kalanithi learned how to live. He was gracious enough to share his life, hard-earned lessons and beautiful writing with all of us. Paul's wife, Lucy, wrote the epilogue and also did a beautiful job.
 
 


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The Red Pencil By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316247801
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 16th, 2014

It is hard to imagine an author brave enough to attempt a middle reader book about the genocide in Darfur but Andrea Davis Pinkney pulls it off. Told in poems and sketches, this lovely book makes the horrors of war and being a refugee real, but accessible and appropriate for young readers.


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Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) By N. H. Senzai Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442401945
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 22nd, 2010

I really liked this middle-grade immigrant/coming-of-age novel. The common immigrant experience (under-employed parents, school bullies, cultural confusion) is intermixed with a family story of loss and recovery.


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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End By Atul Gawande Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780805095159
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Published: Metropolitan Books - October 7th, 2014

Do you have aging parents? Are you aging a bit yourself? Are you concerned about the way our culture and medical system deal with the frail? Gawande mixes story and thoughtful analysis in this fantastic book for thinking and talking about matters which eventually concern us all.


The Queen of Water By Laura Resau, Maria Virginia Farinango Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375859632
Published: Ember - March 13th, 2012

Code Name Verity By Elizabeth Wein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423152880
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 7th, 2013

The Milk of Birds By Sylvia Whitman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442446823
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 16th, 2013

The Book of Jonas By Stephen Dau Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452298972
Published: Plume Books - February 26th, 2013

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking By Susan Cain Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307352156
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Published: Crown - January 29th, 2013

The Song of Achilles: A Novel By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062060624
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Published: Ecco - August 28th, 2012

Wonder By R. J. Palacio Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780375869020
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined By Salman Khan Cover Image
$26.99
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ISBN: 9781455508389
Published: Twelve - October 2nd, 2012

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel By Maria Semple Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316204279
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 14th, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars By John Green Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525478812
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

Moon Over Manifest: (Newbery Medal Winner) By Clare Vanderpool Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375858291
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Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2011

We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) (Elephant and Piggie Book, An) By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423133087
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 14th, 2010

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man By Michael Chabon, Jake Parker (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Chabon, Jake Parker (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061914621
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Published: HarperCollins - September 6th, 2011

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel By Helen Simonson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812981223
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 30th, 2010

Fish in a Tree By Lynda Mullaly Hunt Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399162596
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 5th, 2015

I loved this middle-grade novel. Main character Ally Nickerson has attended 7 schools in as many years. She's strong in math and art but just can't get the hang of reading. Now in 6th grade, Ally's school life is coming apart at the seams. Fortunately, a long-term sub, Mr. Daniels, recognizes that Ally is dyslexic. Under his tutelage, Ally, and several other kids who think of themselves as misfits, learn to start realizing their potential. Ally's descriptions of what it is like for her to try to read are very helpful for those of us who tutor children with dyslexia and other learning differences. This would be a great book for kids who struggle with dyslexia and for their families and friends too. Besides, it's just a good and hopeful story.


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