Childhood: Books for or about children in different cultures around the wor

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List created to help planning the Q2 2021 Reading Globally theme read. Please feel free to add anything you think might be relevant, ideally adding a comment to say why you think so!
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78 membros
4 críticas
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4 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, proserpinarex, cindydavid4
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thorold: Small boy in PR Congo
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4,507 membros
183 críticas
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4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
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markon: Told from the perspective of a 15-yo girl, the child of a family in which her father is a devout Christian & respected businessman on the outside & a rigid & violent man in the household.
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727 membros
11 críticas
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4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: author's childhood in Nigeria
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2,047 membros
45 críticas
3.9
4 Members
markon, kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: Growing up in Zimbabwe
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702 membros
23 críticas
½ 3.4
3 Members
spiralsheep, Dilara86, cindydavid4
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spiralsheep: Classic autobiographical novel of childhood in colonial French Guinea. Note: my copy is titled The African Child.
Dilara86: Growing up in West Africa, in the first part of the 20th century
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6,863 membros
252 críticas
½ 4.3
3 Members
markon, cej1027, nrmay
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nrmay: coming of age in Tehran
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223 membros
5 críticas
4.1
3 Members
Dilara86, spiphany, cindydavid4
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Dilara86: A Kyrgyz childhood
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1,790 membros
33 críticas
3.9
3 Members
markon, merrystar, cindydavid4
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merrystar: a childhood in Australia
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4,875 membros
84 críticas
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3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: Rushdie’s take on the Arabian Nights
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710 membros
91 críticas
½ 4.3
3 Members
spiralsheep, cej1027, cindydavid4
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spiralsheep: Children's book about the first female drummer in Cuba.
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6,156 membros
360 críticas
½ 4.4
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363 membros
1 crítica
½ 4.3
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19,590 membros
372 críticas
3.9
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1,107 membros
27 críticas
3.9
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: First part of Coetzee’s fictionalised autobiography
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77 membros
½ 3.6
2 Members
LolaWalser, ahef1963
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LolaWalser: Russian/Soviet children's classic by a great modernist writer (not a children's author). Made into a play, film, ballet etc.
ahef1963: I used to own a copy of this. I bought it as a child at the Russian exhibit at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. I wonder where this book is now?
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329 membros
6 críticas
3.8
3 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: Author's account of his childhood in colonial Kenya
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70 membros
7 críticas
½ 3.3
2 Members
karenb, cej1027
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karenb: A young kid being a kid in Côte d'Ivoire, in a series of vignettes. Akissi is Aya's young sibling.
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2,975 membros
131 críticas
4.1
3 Members
kidzdoc, thorold, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: lovely story about a young girl and her grandmother on a small island in the Gulf of Finland
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233 membros
5 críticas
4
3 Members
proserpinarex, spiphany, nrmay
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nrmay: teenage boy in Damascus, Syria. YA
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1,722 membros
64 críticas
3.9
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144 membros
5 críticas
½ 4.3
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
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Dilara86: Hampâté Bâ's childhood memoirs
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409 membros
14 críticas
3.8
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1,857 membros
23 críticas
½ 4.3
3 Members
Dilara86, nrmay, cindydavid4
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Dilara86: Or any other book from Dorling Kindersley's Children Just Like Me series
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650 membros
30 críticas
3.8
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
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markon: Coming of age in Nigeria during civil war. Ijeoma learns that love between girls/women is taboo.
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1,812 membros
35 críticas
4
3 Members
thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4
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spiphany: Adventures in 1920s Germany. Kästner also wrote an autobiographical text about growing up in pre-WWI Dresden, "When I Was a Little Boy", as well as numerous other classic children's books.
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558 membros
2 críticas
½ 3.6
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
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spiphany: How the modern concept of childhood emerged in the first place.
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37 membros
3
3 Members
markon, spiphany, cindydavid4
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spiphany: Because the idea of "childhood" as a separate phase of life isn't the same everywhere or at all periods of history
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1,275 membros
12 críticas
4.2
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
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merrystar: Children in rural Sweden; a wonderful book by the author of Pippi Longstocking
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754 membros
39 críticas
½ 3.4
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: 2020 Booker International Prize novel narrated by a young girl in a family in grief after the accidental death of the oldest son.
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210 membros
6 críticas
3.8
2 Members
thorold, cindydavid4
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thorold: Germany, 1930s, perfect title for this theme!
cindydavid4: Really that is a perfect tite for this theme!
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2,837 membros
103 críticas
4
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: Afghanistan. 1st of 4 in the series.
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8,955 membros
201 críticas
3.8
4 Members
markon, thorold, spiphany, cindydavid4,spiralsheep ,LolaWalser
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thorold: You don’t have to approve, but it is the book that gave millions of westerners an idea of what it might be like to be a child in India
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1,052 membros
15 críticas
4
2 Members
LolaWalser, proserpinarex
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LolaWalser: Gorky's masterpiece, lyrical and brutal, with a grandmother as magnificent and important as Proust's.
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734 membros
31 críticas
3.9
2 Members
LolaWalser, proserpinarex
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LolaWalser: Fantastic series of graphic novels about a Franco-Arab boy's childhood between Libya, Syria and France.
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1,707 membros
17 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
merrystar, cej1027
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merrystar: Fictionalized autobiography of an American child living in China
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959 membros
29 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, cindydavid4
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kidzdoc: A group of reform school boys are forced to fend for themselves after their community is evacuated due to a plague
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540 membros
31 críticas
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Novel about a privileged childhood in Burundi disrupted by civil war.
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2,635 membros
78 críticas
4
2 Members
markon, cej1027
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markon: First in a children's series written by Native American about Native Americans.
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830 membros
13 críticas
3.9
2 Members
markon, thorold
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663 membros
38 críticas
½ 3.7
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1,415 membros
45 críticas
3.9
2 Members
karenb, spiphany
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karenb: A young Maori girl in Aoteroa New Zealand. (The movie was based on this book.)
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1,280 membros
206 críticas
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2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
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nrmay: children in Japanese-occupied Korea, WWII era.
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205 membros
7 críticas
½ 4.3
2 Members
merrystar, cindydavid4
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merrystar: Autobiography of the author's childhood in British-ruled India
cindydavid4: Her Far Pavillions is one of my all time fav books and itself a book that could be included in the theme. This title looks very interestijg and i want to read it
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204 membros
25 críticas
4.1
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Mythic children's fantasy. Mexican author and illustrator.
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26 membros
½ 3.6
2 Members
proserpinarex, Dilara86
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Dilara86: Children growing up in an Angolan shanty town
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1,283 membros
61 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
spiphany, ahef1963
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9 membros
2 críticas
½ 4.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's retelling of a traditional Greenlandic Inuit story.
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54 membros
1 crítica
½ 4.3
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's story by Nicaraguan author. Translated into several languages.
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15 membros
4
2 Members
Dilara86, spiphany
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Dilara86: Mongolian childhood
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876 membros
176 críticas
3.8
2 Members
cej1027, nrmay
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nrmay: Japanese family flees Korea at the end of WWII.
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33 membros
2 críticas
3.9
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's story by the first woman Pacific Islander to publish a book. Frisbie also wrote the autobiographical novel Frisbees of the South Seas.
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899 membros
39 críticas
4.2
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: Hindu child living during the 1947 partition of India. Newbery Honor Book.
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12 membros
1 crítica
½ 3.5
2 Members
spiralsheep, proserpinarex
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spiralsheep: Children's book set in what is now the Central African Republic. I haven't read it but it's reputedly a classic.
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25 membros
1 crítica
4
2 Members
thorold, spiphany
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2,971 membros
74 críticas
3.8
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2,295 membros
58 críticas
4.1
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nrmay
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nrmay: Arranged-marriage in India. National Book Award winner. YA
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470 membros
6 críticas
½ 3.6
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Ifland
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8 membros
1 crítica
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spiralsheep
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spiralsheep: Childhood in El Salvador.
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7 membros
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Tess_W
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2,398 membros
20 críticas
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
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kidzdoc: semi-autographical account of a childhood in Algeria
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1,102 membros
53 críticas
3.8
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
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kidzdoc: A group of brothers in Nigeria disobey their father's instructions and fish in a dangerous section of their town's river
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940 membros
12 críticas
4
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103 membros
9 críticas
4
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: gay teenage girls in Iran. YA
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284 membros
21 críticas
½ 3.7
2 Members
kidzdoc, spiphany
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spiphany: Teenage Russian immigrant in Germany; several other books by the author feature teenage protagonists, e.g. "Just Call Me Superhero".
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1,084 membros
25 críticas
3.9
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113 membros
2 críticas
3.2
2 Members
proserpinarex, nrmay
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nrmay: young boy in war-torn Cambodia.
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103 membros
3 críticas
3.9
2 Members
thorold, nrmay
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906 membros
7 críticas
4
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478 membros
24 críticas
½ 3.7
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435 membros
10 críticas
3.9
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nrmay
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nrmay: India. YA
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142 membros
14 críticas
4.2
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4,023 membros
213 críticas
½ 4.3
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: American childhoods. African American boys in Alabama who were sent to juvenile institutions, often for little reason, and subject to abuse.
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1,535 membros
29 críticas
½ 3.6
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spiralsheep
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spiralsheep: Novel about growing up in Antigua.
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349 membros
41 críticas
4
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kidzdoc
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kidzdoc: A 9 yo Mauritian boy of Indian emigrants befriends another boy of his age, who is also an emigrant from another, very troubled, background.
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93 membros
5 críticas
3.8
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: Abdeslam, a Moroccan boy of 11 and a runaway narrates his adventures. The story was shaped by Paul Bowles, who "discovered" Mrabet.
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69 membros
2 críticas
3.8
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8 membros
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LolaWalser
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LolaWalser: An unusual work within the opus of the Caribbean (Trinidad) Marxist historian C. L. R. James.
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1,622 membros
28 críticas
½ 3.7
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nrmay
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nrmay: Africa. Newbery Honor Book. YA
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521 membros
15 críticas
4.1
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205 membros
15 críticas
3.8
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Dilara86
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Dilara86: Tuvan-Mongolian childhood
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1,226 membros
18 críticas
½ 3.4
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305 membros
11 críticas
½ 4.5
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nrmay
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nrmay: Teens fleeing Guatemala. YA
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1,526 membros
49 críticas
4.2
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nrmay
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nrmay: Teenage girl in Nigeria.
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3,705 membros
156 críticas
4.2
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nrmay
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nrmay: children in Sudan.
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2,788 membros
158 críticas
4.1
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nrmay
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nrmay: Nepali girl sold into sexual slavery in India. YA
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475 membros
12 críticas
4
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spiralsheep
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spiralsheep: Children's book. I've never read this but am assured by RG members LW and AM that it's good.
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309 membros
5 críticas
½ 3.7
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nrmay
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nrmay: Jewish children in German-occupied France, WWII. And others by Matas.
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4,980 membros
350 críticas
½ 4.3
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nrmay
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nrmay: Lithuanian family sent to Siberian labor camp, WWII. YA
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10 membros
3
Member
cej1027
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139 membros
10 críticas
4
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nrmay
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nrmay: 12-year-old boy in Bolivia. Sequel is [Sacred Leaf]
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325 membros
2 críticas
4
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nrmay
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1,587 membros
36 críticas
3.8
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nrmay
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nrmay: young girl in Pakistan; 1st in a series. YA
93
1,185 membros
37 críticas
4.2
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485 membros
29 críticas
½ 4.5
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395 membros
12 críticas
½ 3.7
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nrmay
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nrmay: Refugee Afghan girl in Pakistan. YA
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422 membros
28 críticas
4.1
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1,841 membros
35 críticas
3.8
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nrmay
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nrmay: Ireland during the Potato Famine, 1845. 2 more in the series.
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2,504 membros
142 críticas
4.1
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spiphany
99
1,680 membros
24 críticas
½ 3.6
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spiphany
100
1,383 membros
42 críticas
4.1
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spiphany