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Born Behind Bars | Padma Venkatraman
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Much to recommend about this book. For example, it reminds me there is good, albeit imperfect, in the world. The group of middle schoolers I work with selected this book & will meet the author in March. It‘s gonna be good.

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MaggieCarr
Born Behind Bars | Padma Venkatraman
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Many years ago I read The House Without Windows (Hashimi), it wasn't until that time that I had any awareness of prisons in other countries detaining the children of women inmates within their confines [Afghanistan in that book, India in this one]. The title of this MG book alone sucked me in and I feel ashamed to say I enjoyed it because of the horrific subject matter but it really was good. There is no shying away of the hardships and...

MaggieCarr ... injustices in this world and exposure to these lenses in middle grade literature is as relevant as ever. 13mo
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Mdonald
Zoli: A Novel | Colum McCann
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Amandajoy
Zoli: A Novel | Colum McCann
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I‘m posting one book a day from my extensive TBR pile. No description. No explanation. Some will be new. Some will be old. They all spoke to me at one time. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in on the fun if you want to.

Day 12 #tbrpile

Cortg I stacked this one! Sounds good. 3y
Gleefulreader Love these posts! 3y
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EadieB
Invisible Murder | Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis
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Mehso-so

Copenhagen Denmark - Boys find weapons in an abandoned Soviet hospital to sell on the black market. Nina Borg, Red Cross nurse, helps to heal illegal immigrants suffering from the flu. Too many plot lines give this book a slow start. Dark & realistic about terrorism. Last part of book is best with a twist at the end. Listened on audio which made boring parts easier. Will not continue this series so cannot really recommend. #InvisibleMurder

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LibraryCin
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Overall, the book was ok. Fonseca was a bit all over the place – the chapters didn‘t really tie together. I think I didn‘t like her writing style. She included some photos of some of the various people she talked to. I suppose the most interesting to me was the chapter on the Holocaust. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin I‘m not sure any stereotypes were quenched by reading this – she said it early in the book: they lie, they steal… I found it odd. If she was trying to fight stereotypes (as other reviews are saying), I definitely missed that. I‘m still rating it ok. It held my interest, so that‘s a good thing. It just wasn‘t what I expected, and I didn‘t learn as much as I‘d hoped.
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Maude If you liked the part about the holocaus you may like to read, And the Violins Stopped Playing, it tells the story of the gypsy holocaust. 3y
Maude The Litsy link doesn't have the synopsis in English but I'll try to find another :) 3y
LibraryCin @Maude oooh, thank you! Yes i will add that one! 3y
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