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Books inspire us to use our imaginations, to think for ourselves, and to believe that anything is possible.

This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai'i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place---and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. If you can..please read....wonderful book.

800 words about James and Sirius written for charity. Free on Goodreads. Haven't read it yet, but pinning so I don't forget!

Memoirs of a Geisha

The Birthplace of American Literature, part of a gorgeous 1933 map titled "The Booklovers Map of America Showing Certain Landmarks of Literary Geography."

jonathan livingston seagull was…a very inspirational read. about a seagull who goes against the norms of being a seagull in finding a deeper meaning in life and flying. this is life. a bit religious, it is a very good, short read that could be read over and over to learn and pick up a few things. recommended. :)

The book, set between 1965 and 1968, begins where Angelou's previous book All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes ends, with Angelou's trip from Accra, Ghana, where she had lived for the past four years, back to the United States.

Set between 1962 and 1965, the book begins when Angelou is thirty-three years old, and recounts the years she lived in Accra, Ghana.

The Heart of a Woman recounts events in Angelou's life between 1957 and 1962, and follows her travels to California, New York City, Cairo, and Ghana, as she raises her teenage son, becomes a published author for the first time, becomes involved with the civil rights movement, and becomes romantically involved with a South African freedom fighter.

Set between 1949 and 1955, the book spans Angelou's early twenties. In this volume, Angelou describes her struggles to support her young son, form meaningful relationships and forge a successful career in the entertainment world.

Written three years after Caged Bird, the book "depicts a single mother's slide down the social ladder into poverty and crime."

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about the early years of African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a six-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.

Princess by Jean P. Sasson. A True Story Of Life Behind The Veil In Saudi Arabia describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband, and her country. Get yours on!

Princess Sultana Al Saud

Pippi Longstocking

the giving tree

Ahhh...the healing power of friendships...and the finding of them in the most unexpected of places ~

A great book about relationships with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit - and all...