Hidden Like Ann Frank

“What followed was years of tears. A whole lifetime. That war will not be over until I take my last breath.” Hidden Like Anne Frank is an non-fiction book written by different survivors that went into hiding during WWII and the editors are Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis. It takes place in the Netherlands where an impressive amount of

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Secret Lives of the US Presidents

Amelia Ausband   The second president John Adams was the shortest president ever, standing at only 5’ 4’ he was about the height of a 7th grader! Cormac O’Brien reveals about a multitude of details about past presidents, in his nonfiction book Secret Lives of the US Presidents. There are an array of short biographies telling about a president’s life

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Dead Wake

The Lusitania, a British cruise ship built for war carried 2,000 people and crossed the Atlantic from Liverpool to New York City.  Unlike other cruise ships, the Lusitania traveled at about 21 knots, (24 miles per hour, which was very fast for that time period) and sliced through the ocean with its razor sharp bow.  Germany had just begun deploying

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Endurance

The Endurance, by Alfred Lansing, is the captivating true story of Ernest Shackleton’s remarkable voyage to the floes of the Antarctic. Lansing gathered all the information for this book by actually interviewing many members of the crew. These primary sources made it possible for him to tell a very accurate, exciting story.   Lansing tells of the crew of the

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Chew On This

You sit down at a McDonalds to eat a hamburger, fries, and a soda, the classic American fast food meal. In Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson’s book, Chew On This, the secrets behind why that “burger”, fries, and soda tastes like they do, are revealed. The authors write about the kids who are lured to these restaurants because of the

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Chew On This

You sit down at a McDonalds to eat a hamburger, fries, and a soda, the classic American fast food meal. In Eric Schlosser and Charles Wilson’s book, Chew On This, the secrets behind why that burger, fries, and soda tastes like they do, are revealed. The authors write about the kids who are lured to these restaurants because of the

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Modern Romance

The book Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari dares to make finding love in the age of Tinder and Match.com less confusing than a breakup text. Before diving headfirst into the topic of online dating and communicating over text, Ansari explores dating in earlier and simpler ages. He compares the reasons for getting married nowadays to in the 1900s. For example,

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In The Heart of The Sea

Crack. The eighty-five foot long whale slammed its head into the front of the ship, forming a gaping hole. In The Heart of The Sea, written by Nathaniel Philbrick, perfectly recounts the chilling story of the sinking of the Whaleship Essex. This true tale of death, fear, and survival is a truly exciting read. In The Heart of The Sea

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Binge

“I’ve binged plenty of times in my own life, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. Regardless, I indulged. This collection is the result.” Michigan native and pop-culture tastemaker, Tyler Oakley has gained more than 21 million social media followers through his humorous Youtube videos, high profile interviews, and social rights advocacy. After uploading his first video eight years ago, Oakley

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Travels with Charley

In 1960 John Steinbeck buys a custom made pickup truck and prepares his poodle Charley to go on an adventure. Traveling America from the tip of Maine to San Francisco, he  rediscovers the country he has been writing about for years. Rocinante is his beloved truck and Charley is his cherished French poodle. Charley, his poodle, is a very social

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