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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from United States of America. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for... continue

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Publisher Annotation: Welcome, welcome to Caraval?Stephanie Garber?s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game. 416pp.

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Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Craig Thompson - the award-winning creator of Blankets and Good-Bye, Chunky Rice - spent three months travelling through Barcelona, the Alps, and France, as well as Morocco, where he was researching his next graphic novel, Habibi. Spontaneous sketches and a travelogue diary document his adventures and quiet moments, creating a raw and intimate portrait of countries, culture and the wandering artist.

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Cat's Cradle : A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut EN

Rating: 5     3 Votes
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“A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet’s ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat’s Cradle is one of the twentieth century’s most important works—and Vonnegut at his very best. “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and i... continue

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Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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In an effort to escape the hypocrisies of life at his boarding school, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield seeks refuge in New York City.

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Celebrations : Rituals of Peace and Prayer by Maya Angelou EN

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"Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring 'On the Pulse of Morning', read at President William Jefferson Clinton's 1993 inauguration; the heartening 'Amazing Peace, ' presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; 'A Brave and Startling Truth, ' which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and 'Mother, ' which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and priv... continue

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Child of God by Cormac McCarthy EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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From the bestselling author of The Passenger and the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Road • In this taut, chilling story, Lester Ballard—a violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape—haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. "Like the novelists he admires-Melville, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner-Cormac McCarthy has created an imaginative oeuvre greater and deeper than any single book. Such writers wrestle with the gods themsel... continue

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Cîntec de leagăn

Cîntec de leagăn by Chuck Palahniuk RO

Rating: 2     1 Vote
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Cîntec de leagăn este un thriller de un umor grotesc și o satiră nemiloasă la adresa unei lumi ultramediatizate, în care dictonul „Cunoașterea înseamnă putere” capătă sensuri extreme. Carl Streator este un reporter însărcinat să investigheze cazul unor bebeluși victime ale sindromului morții subite. Nu după mult timp, el descoperă un tulburător element comun: înaintea morții, fiecărui bebeluș i s-a citit aceeași poezie. Cercetările îi scot în cale o femeie cu puteri misterioase, Helen Hoover Boyle, asasin telepatic și agent imobiliar care ... continue
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CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller) by Madeline Miller EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
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"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times). In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals int... continue
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Citizen : An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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"Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named 'post-race' society."-


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