March 8, 2017
I Am Malala: the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
Description from publisher: The remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
March 16, 2017
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Description from publisher: Things Fall Apart […] tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a “strong man” of an Igbo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo’s fall from grace in his world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of that world when European missionaries arrive in his village.