Wonder (R.J. Palacio)
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“’I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.’
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Wonder, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. Continue reading…
Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t (Jeffrey Pfeffer)
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“Some people have it, and others don’t—Jeffrey Pfeffer explores why in Power. One of the greatest minds in management theory and author or co-author of thirteen books, including the seminal business school text Managing With Power, Pfeffer shows readers how to succeed and wield power in the real world.”
New Books Playground says: Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don’t is an excellent book about power, how power works, how we can increase our power, &c.—and we liked that we could take quite a few tangible things away from it. Continue reading…
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (David McCullough)
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“A timely collection of speeches by David McCullough, the most honored historian in the United States—winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, among many others—that reminds us of fundamental American principles.
Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the White House, colleges and universities, historical societies, and other esteemed institutions. Now, at a time of self-reflection in America following a bitter election campaign that has left the country divided, McCullough has collected some of his most important speeches in a brief volume designed to identify important principles and characteristics that are particularly American. Continue reading…
Against Intellectual Property (Stephan N. Kinsella)
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“This essay will change the way you think about patents and copyrights. Few essays written in the last decades have caused so much fundamental rethinking. It is essential that libertarians get this issue right and understand the arguments on all sides. Kinsella’s piece here is masterful in making a case against IP that turns out to be more rigorous and thorough than any written on the left, right, or anything in between. Would a libertarian society recognize patents as legitimate? Continue reading…
Belonging (Doug Nancarrow)
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“A talking cat helps a man turn his life around by showing him that the true meaning of Life is belonging—to one another, to Nature, to a limitless universe.”
New Books Playground says: Belonging is a beautiful, surprising, short book about how we may all belong. Continue reading…