Chadwick School Suggested Reading Non Fiction Memoirs

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mother a rabbi s daughter who marries an African American man and raises twelve. Complications A Surgeon s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande US. A book about medicine that reads like a thriller Complications is a uniquely soulful. book about the science of mending bodies, Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey US Abbey writes with deep passion and salty. humor of his love for wilderness and wild adventures among the canyonlands of. Southern Utah, Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen US The breathtaking history of mass murderer. H H Holmes who dispatched somewhere between 27 and 200 people during Chicago s. 1893 World s Fair Reads like a novel but it s a true story. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank MS US Anne Frank s insightful discoveries. are recorded in the diary that was published after her death in a Nazi concentration. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama US In this compelling memoir the son of. a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to. his life as a black American, Endurance Shackleton s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing MS US Following. two successful expeditions to the Antarctic Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874 1922 led. his crew to the region in order to lead a transantarctic trek in the summer of 1914 This. outstanding book focuses on the several months of hardship followed by the destruction. of their ship Endurance, Fermat s Enigma The Epic Quest to Solve the World s Greatest Mathematical. Problem by Simon Singh and John Lynch MS US From the author of The Code. Book also recommended comes the story of a mathematical problem that remained a. mystery for 350 years A fascinating read for anyone passionate about math and. unsolved riddles, Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian US One of the few books written for young.
people about the Turkish genocide of the Armenians this book is based on the true story. of a twelve year old boy who survived the massacre that saw hundreds of thousands of. Armenians including his own family murdered after the Young Turks came to power. The Freedom Writers Diary How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change. Themselves and the World Around Them by Freedom Writers and Zlata Filipovic. MS US A group of unteachable at risk students and their idealistic young teacher. undertake a life changing eye opening spirit raising odyssey against intolerance and. misunderstanding, Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas US Think your mom and dad are embarrassing. The sweet and often hilarious memoir of an Iranian girl who moves with her family to the. OC Also try her latest Laughing Without an Accent Adventures of an Iranian. American at Home and Abroad, The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls MS US In her extraordinary memoir Walls. recalls her painful nomadic life with surprising affection Yet instead of condemning her. parents she examines how they transformed hardship into family romance and. Guests of the Sheik by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea US The author newly married to. an anthropologist in the 1950 s tells the true story of her year long honeymoon to a. village in rural Iraq and the friendships she makes with local women who live behind the. veil An intelligent look at a much misunderstood society. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou US In this first volume of her. celebrated collection of memoirs the poet Maya Angelou describes in vivid lyrical detail. her childhood as a young black girl in the South, Improv Wisdom Don t Prepare Just Show Up US Free yourself Drama teacher. Patricia Madson suggests ways to improvise in our daily lives Drawing exercises from. improv acting Madson teaches readers to enjoy life by taking things as they come. In These Girls Hope Is a Muscle by Madeleine Blais US The true story of the. women basketball players of Amherst High School and their championship season This. book appeals to every reader s hoop dreams, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer MS US A true account of the worst year for Mount. Everest climbing and of two expeditions that ran into high altitude trouble that left many. members dead on the snowy slopes Also by this author Into the Wild a story of a. disastrous solo hike in Alaska, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks.
US A collection of clinical tales that recounts with sensitivity and empathy the. amazingly complex lives of people who live with neurological impairments. Mayflower A Story of Courage Community and War by Nathaniel Philbrick US. The author of In the Heart of the Sea skillfully brings us a new interpretation of the. Pilgrim settlers and the effect of their landing on the generations that followed. Night by Eli Wiesel MS US The moving true story of the Nobel Prize winner s efforts. to survive his teenage years in a Nazi concentration camp. Persepolis The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi US Told in graphic novel. format this is the story of Marji who at 14 is forced to leave Iran to ensure her safety. You will learn much about the history of Iran consider also reading Art Spiegelman s. graphic novel Maus the story of his parents survival of the Holocaust. The Places in Between by Rory Stewart US Stewart s walk across Afghanistan. provides an informative history of the region asw well as an accurate and compelling. portrayal of the country and its people today, The Planets by Dava Sobel US The author of Galileo s Daughter brings us essays. that focus on her fascination with the solar system each written from a different point of. view including science fiction writers and astronomers. The Race to Save the Lord God Bird by Phillip Hoose MS US The story of the Ivory. billed Woodpecker the first modern endangered species All future biologists and. conservationists will love this fascinating and true story of politics economics and. environmentalism, Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine MS Drawing from. her childhood experience the author brings hope to this fascinating story of a young girl. growing up and fighting to survive during the Cultural Revolution in China. Rocket Boys October Sky by Homer Hickam MS US Set in a coal town this is. Homer Hickam s poignant and humorous story of a teenage boy who learns about. dedication responsibility and thermodynamics and ultimately grows up to be a NASA. Six Questions of Socrates A Modern Day Journey of Discovery through World. Philosophy and Socrates Caf A Fresh Taste of Philosophy by Christopher Phillips. US What is virtue Courage Justice Piety In these engaging books the author. embarks on a search for truth and meaning through a series of conversations that are. thought provoking humorous and fascinating Asking questions of anyone who is. interested these public conversations are held with people from all walks of life. Songbook by Nick Hornby US From the bestselling author of Fever Pitch and High. Fidelity Here is the ultimate list of Hornby s 31 all time favorite songs along with smart. funny and personal commentary on the music that rocks his world. Stick Figure A Diary of My Former Self by Lori Gottlieb US Hospitalized with an. eating disorder as a teen this is the author s story of her struggle with family. relationships and an image obsessed society A powerful memoir based on the author s. real childhood diary, T Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez MS US Do you ever wonder what. happened to the dinosaurs Find out more in this entertaining story of Alvarez s. scientific discovery of a meteor impact crater in the Yucatan Peninsula. A Walk in the Wood Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill. Bryson US Bill Bryson known in England as the funniest travel writer alive returns. to the States and attempts to walk the entire Appalachian Trail. A Whack on the Side of the Head How You Can Be More Creative by Roger von. Oech MS US This bestselling classic includes stories exercises and examples on. how to be the most creative person on your block, When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago MS US Uprooted from an. impoverished life in Puerto Rico the author recounts her fight to survive in New York. City along with her mother and ten brothers and sisters A great memoir. A Whole New Mind Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink US. Six fundamentally human abilities that are essentials for success and personal fulfillment. in the coming years and how to master them, Wild Swans Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang US The gripping true story.
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