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Fred Sites
Jun 15, 2021
In Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming discusses the author's childhood as an African American growing up in the 1960s in South Carolina and New York, and how she always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. The main themes are racism, activism, language, religion, memory, and death. Please introduce yourself, explain why you chose Brown Girl Dreaming, and tell us what theme(s) you are most excited to explore and why.
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Fred Sites
Jun 15, 2021
In Curious Incident of the Dog
The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time introduces readers to an unforgettable protagonist, Christopher John Francis Boone. A wildly intelligent and curious 15 year old boy on autism spectrum, Christopher embarks on a remarkable quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog. The main themes are independence, logic, perspective, trust, social disorders, and love Please introduce yourself, explain why you picked this book, and tell us what theme(s) you are most excited to explore and why.
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Fred Sites
Jun 15, 2021
In The Bubonic Panic
The Bubonic Panic tells the true story of America's first plague epidemic—the public health doctors who desperately fought to end it, the political leaders who tried to keep it hidden, and the brave scientists who uncovered the plague's secrets. The main themes are prejudice, fear, displacement, global citizenship, collaboration, and humanitarianism. Please introduce yourself, explain why you chose The Bubonic Panic, and tell us what theme(s) you are most excited to explore and why.
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Fred Sites
Jun 15, 2021
In Grit
Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” The main themes are perseverance, passion, entrepreneurship, failure and success, and psychology. Please introduce yourself, explain why you chose Grit, and tell us what theme(s) you are most excited to explore and why.
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Fred Sites
Jun 15, 2021
In Scythe: Arc of Scythe
Scythe is the first in the Arc of a Scythe series, and is set in the far future where death by natural causes has been virtually eliminated thanks to advances in technology. Now, scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. The main themes are utopia and dystopia, mortality, compassion, artificial intelligence, justice, and surveillance. Please introduce yourself, explain why you chose Scythe, and tell us what theme(s) you are most excited to explore and why.
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Fred Sites
Jun 15, 2021
In The Idiot
The Idiot tells the story Selin Karadağa, the daughter of Turkish immigrants who is starting her freshman year at Harvard. Through insightful and comedic narration, Selin comes to grips with the exhilarating confusion of first love with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer. The main themes are love, academia, language, independence, self-discovery, and sexuality. Please introduce yourself, explain why you chose The Idiot, and tell us what theme(s) you are most excited to to explore and why.
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