Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. If you haven't read this book yet, then the fact that you're reading this paragraph means you're likely going to read it in the near future (then all this will make sense). So... for about 6 mths after I read it, my entire life was one big coincidence after another. That was an AWESOME year; I should read this book again!
The Tipping Point -Malcolm Gladwell #outliers #success --- http://www.developgoodhabits.com/Tipping-Point
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own