August

Here’s what I’m reading this month!

Book #1:

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An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks

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Summary: “An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales is a 1995 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks consisting of seven medical case histories of individuals with neurological conditions such as autism and Tourette’s syndrome.”

Review: Stay tuned (I am a psych major so this will be slightly nerdy.)


Book #2:

 

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March: Book Two by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell

Summary: In this second volume, Representative Lewis continues describing his experiences with the civil rights movement. Lewis lays out his involvement with sit-ins and the freedom rides, as well as becoming chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and speaking at the March on Washington in 1963, where he urged the crowd to “complete the revolution.” Graphic in every sense of the word, this memoir puts a human face on a struggle that many students will primarily know from textbooks.  This insider’s view of the civil rights movement should be required reading for young and old; not to be missed.”>>—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

 

Review: I’m actually almost done with this one, and it’s pretty intense. I definitely recommend, but it does have a lot of emotional parts.