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CaitZ
How to Be an Elephant | Katherine Roy
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I picked up this one because the cover was so beautiful and I love elephants. The illustrations are magnificent! It's a nonfiction children's book and I think the text would keep a child interested. I even learned a couple of new facts.

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Tove_Reads
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Reading this and getting more and more excited by the minute. Can‘t believe a lifelong dream will come true in just a few days! ❤️🐗🙊🦎🐍🦓🐆🐘🦛🦏 Great book by the way!

Texreader I hope you have a marvelous trip!! 14h
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Chars
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Mehso-so

Kingsolver writes the story of a missionary family from Georgia moving to the Congo in the early 60s. In fiction, I often learn more about history - the essence and feel of an era. It hits me harder than any list of facts ever could and makes me think. This book took me to post colonial Africa and showed me the wounds inflicted there. Switching between characters‘ perspectives over three decades, the message of the book stays with you.

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mimsickle
When the Lion Feeds | Wilbur Smith
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The first Wilbur Smith book I've read. My grandmother was always a fan of Smith but I had never read one until now. It didn't disappoint. Beautifully told story which gives life to the characters and left me wanting more

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mimsickle
Sound of Thunder | Wilbur Smith
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Enjoyed this as much as the first Courtney novel. Captured my interest well written and heartfelt.

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ChrisBohjalian
Uhuru: a novel of Africa today | Robert Chester Ruark
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This is what my nightstand looks like — though, of course, the books always are changing. It often has a few books I have just finished but not yet shelved, as well as the books in the queue. And, of course, there are always galleys and ARCs, and the books that are research for my next novel.

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ds111717

“Everything about him was paying attention to the teacher-everything except his eyes and his mind.“

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ds111717

I would use this book in my classroom to show my students the diverse cultures and hopefully give them a better understanding of the diversity among cultures so that they know of them.

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ds111717
Pickpick

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story written by Linda Sue Park. Chapter 1 p.1-7. Introduced Salva, who lives in southern Sudan, and talks about how he goes to school rather than working at home. When he is at school one day, a war starts because the people in the south practice a different religion and didn't want to be forced to practice Islam. This could be related to diverse children in today's world because of discrimination.

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G?l?d?: Art and Female Power Among the Yoruba | Henry John Drewal, Margaret Thompson Drewal
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Has around 170 photos of various masks and dances used during the festival - can't not give the art a pick.

But the accompanying text is confusing. The chapter topics jump and if you have no background it takes a while to figure things out. Info on how the masks are carved is in the last chapter on individuals, not the two mask chapters. The festival's origin is almost at the end.