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WRE Book Club – October 2020

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB LIST

 

The month of October ushered in the celebration of World mental health Day, alongside Girl Child Day.

 

Seeing that the year 2020 has been a rollercoaster of not so fortunate events globally, it is safe to say that mental health have been tested and pushed to the edge.

 

These books are specifically chosen to help with mental health balance, as well as educating the world about the rights and needs of the girl child.

If you have any recommendations, please email me: [email protected]

 

BOOK  #1

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful

By Sarah Wilson

In First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, Wilson directs her intense focus and fierce investigating skills onto her lifetime companion, looking at the triggers and treatments, the fashions and fads. She reads widely and interviews fellow sufferers, mental health experts, philosophers, and even the Dalai Lama, processing all she learns through the prism of her own experience.

 

Wilson offers readers comfort, humour, companionship, and practical tips for living with the Beast.

 

BOOK  #2

The Noonday Demon

By Andrew Solomon

The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers, and philosophers, Andrew Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease as well as the reasons for hope.

 

He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications and treatments, and the impact the malady has on various demographic populations—around the world and throughout history

 

BOOK  #3

She Persisted

By Chelsea Clinton

In this book, Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted.

She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.

 

BOOK  #4

Speak

By Laurie Halsea Anderson

In a stunning first novel, Anderson uses keen observations and vivid imagery to pull readers into the head of an isolated teenager. .  . Yet Anderson infuses the narrative with a wit that sustains the heroine through her pain and holds readers’ empathy.

 

But the book’s overall gritty realism and Melinda’s hard-won metamorphosis will leave readers touched and inspired.

 

BOOK  #5

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

By Malala Youfsazai

Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive.

In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world — and did.

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