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3 books on the immigrant experience

Posted by Melissa Eisenmeier on

Like most millennials, I support immigrants and immigrant rights. Here are 3 books on the immigrant experience.  Beyond the Baobab, by Judith Krummeck, is a chapbook of essays about the immigrant experience. It was a fascinating peek into the modern immigrant experience. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, by David von Drehle, is the tragic story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, one of the worst workplace disasters in America. A lot of the employees who were working that day were immigrants from Italy and Russia; a lot of Russian Jews fled persecution that was somewhat similar to what Hispanics and...

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Stan Lee's favourite books this week

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Meow meow! Stan Lee the senior ranking cat and handsome feline god here with my favourite books this week. Follow the links to purr-chase some of these books on the Carpe Librum website today. I liked Bolivar by Marie Arana. It’s the true story of a guy who freed a bunch of countries from Spanish rule. Very dramatic.    I parked myself on Discouraging at Best by John Edward Lawson and wouldn’t get off. That’s when you know it’s a good book. It’s poetry by a human who knows what an extremely smart cat I am. I like that in...

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