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Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

Blurb:Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her… Continue reading Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

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The Queen’s Gambit – Walter Tevis

Blurb:When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and… Continue reading The Queen’s Gambit – Walter Tevis

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The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare – #20booksofsummer

I listened to this as an audiobook but I'm still counting it as my 6th book of the 10BooksofSummerChallenge. Blurb:Mama say: "Your schooling is your voice, child. It will be speaking for you even if you didn't open your mouth to talk. It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come." That… Continue reading The Girl With The Louding Voice – Abi Dare – #20booksofsummer