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In Light of the Current Political Situation...

For My Students, Reading, ReviewsAngelina OberdanComment
 

Okay, so no matter how you feel about the crazy political events of the last few days, there are a few books you should read. 

 This is  Before the Fall  which has nothing to do with our political climate, but it's a lot of wisdom in this suspense novel. 

This is Before the Fall which has nothing to do with our political climate, but it's a lot of wisdom in this suspense novel. 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - This is the best fictional discussion of the #blacklivesmatter movement. It shows all perspectives through the point of view of a young woman whose best friend is shot by a police officer in front of her. 

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue - I had little to no idea about the struggles that Africans face when the immigrate to the United States. This book not only addresses that, but it also looks at the effects of 2008 financial crash, the difference in socioeconomic levels, and the idea of success. 

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - I also recommend watching the revision of this on Hulu. The point Elisabth Moss made about the book and about its TV series revision is that this could happen. The society presented by Atwood could happen today. 

If you're interested in seeing what else I'm reading, click here. 

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