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Christine’s Summer Reading List

July 3, 2008

Summer has arrived and has brought with it iced tea, fireworks and an increased number of sandals around the office. Summer also means that Congress is winding down and the interns have a little extra time to curl up with a good book.

So, for the next few weeks we’ll be posting some samples of what we’ve been reading lately. Feel free to comment and add to our summer reading lists!

Summer Reading List 1
Christine Haider, Field Program Assistant

The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
by Paul Rogat Loeb (Editor)
A collection of articles, short stories, and poems by world-famous peace activists that celebrates the sense of hope that keeps us working toward a better world. When you feel overwhelmed by all the work left to be done, a story from this book and a tall glass of lemonade can be just the thing to raise your spirits.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
by Marjane Satrapi
A simple and beautiful graphic novel about Satrapi’s experience growing up during the Iranian Revolution. This book is impossible to not fall in love with.

Wall Tappings: Women’s Prison Writings, 200 A.D. to the Present
by Judith A. Scheffler (Editor)
An incredibly diverse and moving collection that gives testament to both the dehumanizing nature of the prison system and the empowering nature of the written word.

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